Drivers who use KY 3354 (Cat Creek Road) in Powell County will need to find an alternate route beginning Monday, May 24. The bridge crossing Cat Creek at milepoint 4.1 will be closed for up to 60 days for replacement.
The project to replace the bridge 1.1 miles south of KY 11/KY 15 is part of the Bridging Kentucky program.
A signed detour involving KY 1057 (High Rock Road), KY 1639 (South Fork Road), and KY 11/KY 15 through Bowen will be posted. Drivers may also wish to use KY 1057 and KY 213 through Furnace as an alternate route to Stanton. Message boards announcing the bridge’s closure were placed last week.
The existing bridge was built in 1976. It has a sufficiency rating of 45.9 and is classified as structurally deficient. The bridge has a weight limit of between 18 and 30 tons depending on the type of vehicle. Fewer than 130 vehicles use the bridge each day.
Bridging Kentucky is a program to improve the safety and soundness of the Commonwealth’s bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing critical structures throughout the state.
More information on Bridging Kentucky is available at http://www.bridgingkentucky.com
(provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)