KY 1 Closed August 19 at Lost Creek in Greenup County



KY 1 Closed August 19 at Lost Creek in Greenup County

Contractors to set 35-ton bridge beams Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.


   The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will temporarily close KY 1 near KY 784 in Greenup County Wednesday, Aug. 19, so contractors can safely set concrete beams in place on the Lost Creek bridge replacement project.

   Work on the $900,000 Bridging Kentucky project began earlier this month, and includes rebuilding the old bridge – working one lane at a time – just south of the KY 784 intersection (milepoint 1.1) by constructing a new, longer-lasting structure.

   Currently, the KY 1 bridge over Lost Creek is one lane, controlled by temporary signals, but must be closed to all traffic from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 19, so a crane can set 35-ton concrete beams across the creek. There is not enough room to safely maintain traffic alongside the crane and beam-setting operations.

   The KY 1 bridge will reopen to one-lane traffic after 5 p.m. Severe weather could postpone the work and road closure. Motorists should watch electronic message boards for updates.

   The project is being done by the Frederick and May Construction Company under a $927,412.60 low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract through the Bridging Kentucky program.

   The Bridging Kentucky program is a commitment to improving safety and soundness of the Commonwealth’s bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing critical bridges throughout the state. The program is designed to open closed structures, improve bridge lifespans, ensure appropriate weight capacities are met, and improve access and mobility for all Kentuckians.

   For more information on Bridging Kentucky, please visit


KY 207 in Greenup County to Close for Embankment Repairs


   Embankment repairs needed along KY 207 between the Industrial Parkway (KY 67) and KY 503 in Greenup County will require a temporary road closure this month.

   Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 19, KY 207 will be closed at milepoint 11.5 – about a half mile north of the Industrial Parkway interchange between Ridge Terrace and Hamilton Cemetery Road – so crews can excavate an embankment slip and make rock slope repairs.

   The road will remain closed day and night through Aug. 28, or until work is complete. Motorists may detour during construction by using US 23 and the Industrial Parkway through Wurtland.

   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.