Bridging Kentucky projects begin in county

Published 12:38 pm Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists two bridge construction projects in Harlan County began Monday.. The bridges are expected to open to traffic on Monday, Aug. 24.

One project will replace the Willie Howard Road Bridge over Martins Fork Cumberland River. The project will include a diversion route for motorists during construction.

The second will replace the Holbert Dr. Bridge over Martins Fork Cumberland River.

Both bridges are part of the Bridging Kentucky program’s Eastern Kentucky Design-Build Project No.1. The projects are being delivered by a design-build team led by Central Bridge Co., LLC J/V Bizzack Construction LLC and HDR Engineering, Inc.

Bridging Kentucky is a program to improve the safety and soundness of the commonwealth’s bridges by rehabilitating, repairing or replacing critical bridges throughout the state.

For more information on Bridging Kentucky and other bridge projects, visit

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.

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

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