The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Indiana Department of Transportation have scheduled annual walk-through inspections of Ohio River bridges starting this week.
Motorists should be alert for daytime work zone lane restrictions at the following locations:
Thursday, August 22 from 9 a.m. to about 2 p.m., CDT
U.S. 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson/Evansville starting on the southbound bridge then moving to northbound – All traffic moved to the left-hand or passing lane
Monday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to about 11:30 a.m., CDT
U.S. 231 Ohio River “William Natcher” Bridge at Owensboro – Northbound only with traffic moved to the left-hand or passing lane
Monday, August 26 from 1 p.m., CDT, to about 3 p.m.
KY 2266 Ohio River “Blue” Bridge at Owensboro – One lane traffic with flaggers controlling alternating flow
Tuesday, August 27 from 9:00 a.m., CDT, to about 12 Noon
KY 69 Ohio River “Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail” Bridge at Hawesville/Cannelton – One lane traffic with flaggers controlling alternating traffic flow
Motorists should use appropriate caution when these bridge work zones are active.
All bridges on public roadways get a detailed inspection every two years, with long-span river and lake bridges getting an annual walk-through inspection. KYTC and INDOT engineers/inspectors use these annual walk-through inspections to discuss bridge maintenance projects that may be planned on the various structures, as well review any long-term maintenance efforts that may be required in the future.
Generally, one of the state highway agencies will be responsible for maintenance of a specific bridge with the neighboring state providing half of the funding.