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Bridge rehab project to begin in Harlan Co.

MANCHESTER — The Kentucky Transportation Cabine District 11 Office advises motorists that a bridge rehab project on Blue Diamond Camp Road (CR 1218U) at the junction of KY 2005 in Harlan County is scheduled to begin March 27, and is expected to conclude July 1.

The bridge will be closed beginning April 8 at 8 a.m., and at that time, traffic will be detoured to a low water crossing until May 8.

This bridge is part of the transportation cabinet’s Bridging Kentucky program. Bridges selected for the program include more than 1,000 state, county and municipal structures that are rated in poor condition or have restricted weight limits.

Each bridge addressed by the program will either be replaced with a new structure designed to last at least 75 years, or rehabilitated to extend its life by at least 30 years.

Those with restricted weight limits will reopen to school buses, emergency vehicles, and commercial trucks.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone, expect delays and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the area.

For more information on the Bridging Kentucky program, visit www.BridgingKentucky.com.

The date and time could be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur.

Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at http://goky.ky.gov or contribute their own reports at www.waze.com or via the Waze mobile application. You can also get traffic information for District 11 counties at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict11 or www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict11.