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Work coming soon on AA Highway bridge improvements in Lewis County

Jul 21, 2020

Credit National Capital Industries

Improvements to several AA Highway bridges in Lewis County are coming soon under a $1.4 million Transportation Cabinet seven-bridge improvement project in northeast Kentucky.

Weather permitting, contractors plan to start resurfacing work Wednesday, July 22, at the AA Highway (KY 9) bridge over Salt Lick Creek just north of Vanceburg at milepoint 13.6. The bridge will be reduced to one lane with traffic controlled by temporary signals for 30 days.

Resurfacing work includes grinding down old concrete, repairing any potholes, and applying a new smoother layer of latex concrete to the bridge’s driving surface.

Work and one-lane traffic on two other Lewis County AA Highway bridges will follow:

•KY 9 (Grayson spur) bridge over Kinniconnick Creek, milepoint 4.3; starts in the next two to four weeks

•KY 9 bridge over Ben Willen Branch, milepoint 17.3, five miles north of Vanceburg; starts in about a month

Currently, contractors are resurfacing two KY 32 bridges spanning Fleming Creek in Fleming County. Work is expected to finish this week on the Flemingsburg Bypass bridge. Work on the KY 32X (business) bridge near downtown will be complete within the next two to three weeks.

Contractors have completed the resurfacing of two other Fleming County bridges – the KY 11 bridge over the Licking River at the Fleming-Bath county line, and the KY 170 bridge over Fleming Creek at Hilltop.

The seven-bridge improvement project is being done by M&M Services Co., Inc., under a $1,358,691.50 low-bid Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract. Contractors have until November to complete the work.

Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, slow-down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.

(provided by The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 9)