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Bridge painting begins along I-64 in Bath County

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Interstate motorists should watch for lane closures along 10 miles of I-64 in Bath County during the next several months for a $1.2 million bridge painting project.

Beginning Saturday, March 3, contractors will close one lane of I-64 westbound across the I-64 bridge that spans Slate Creek at mile marker 118 while crews paint the steel beams underneath.

Painting will progress along westbound I-64 to bridges over Kendall Springs Road and Slate Creek at mile marker 120 and bridges over the Licking River at mile marker 129. Then, contractors will paint the same bridges on the eastbound side of the interstate.

Motorists should expect intermittent one-lane traffic across bridges that are being painted. Lane closures could remain in place 24-hours-a-day at times.

The project is being done under a $1,218,600 low-bid contract awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to North Star Painting Company Inc. The project has a July 31 completion date.

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 Department of Highways, District 9)

Paul Hitchcock earned his Masters in Communications from Morehead State University and Bachelors in Radio-TV/Psychology from Georgetown College. A veteran broadcaster for more than 40 years and an avid fan of blues, jazz and American roots music. Hitchcock has been with WMKY since 1986 and was named General Manager in 2003. He currently hosts "Muddy Bottom Blues" (Fri., 8pm-9pm), "Nothin' But The Blues" (Sat., 8pm-12am), "Sunday Night Jazz Showcase" and "Live From The Jazz Lounge" (Sun., 8pm-9pm) and "The Golden Age of Radio" (Sun., 2pm-3pm). He also serves as producer for "A Time For Tales" and "The Reader's Notebook."
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