Width restrictions for a bridge on the Mountain Parkway in eastern Wolfe County will take effect Monday, June 17, as a major pavement rehabilitation and bridge repair project gets underway on the two-lane portion of the highway east of Campton.
The bridge crossing KY 1419 (Upper Gillmore Road) at milepoint 55.4 will be reduced to one lane, with traffic controlled by temporary signals. Drivers should slow down in advance of the signals and expect slight delays. Vehicles wider than 12 feet will need to detour via KY 191 and Spur KY 15 through Hazel Green and Campton. The width restrictions will be in effect until July 31.
The work is part of a larger project that begins at Exit 46 and ends at the start of the current widening project near Exit 57. The speed limit throughout the work zone will be reduced to 45 mph, and some traffic pattern changes will be instituted at the KY 1010 exit (Exit 53) later during the project. Those changes will be announced via District 10’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.
All work is scheduled to be completed by Oct. 31.
Drivers are reminded to observe posted speed limits and warning signs in work zones, and to watch for workers and equipment in these locations. Road conditions and traffic patterns can change on short notice in construction areas.
(provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)