Nick 10 5HENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (11/29/17) — As a reminder, a contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has set the dates for two weekend closures of the U.S. 60 Green River Bridge in Spottsville, highway officials announced.

The contractor plans to close the bridge this weekend in addition to the weekend of Dec. 8, for repairs to one of the eastern approach spans.

The contractor plans to close the bridge to all traffic beginning 6 p.m. Friday. The contractor is required to reopen the Spottsville Bridge by 5 a.m. Monday, KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd said.

The contractor intends to close the bridge for a second weekend starting 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 8. The contractor is required to reopen the bridge by 5 a.m. Dec. 11.

The $62,600 repair contract was awarded to Intech Contracting, LLC, of Lexington.

During these weekend closures, traffic that would normally travel U.S. 60 between Henderson and Owensboro, will be required to detour via the Audubon Parkway.

The U.S. 60 Green River “Spottsville” Bridge has been restricted to one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by an automated signal and an 18-ton maximum load limit since Oct. 5, when inspectors found issues with some steel sections on one of the east approach spans. The bridge was initially restricted to an 8-ton load limit. However, by restricting traffic to one lane with an automated signal, engineers were able to raise the load restriction to 18-tons.

The Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky State Police, KSP Division of Vehicle Enforcement, and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Office have provided escorts for caravans to allow farmers to move large equipment along the Audubon Parkway while the temporary lane and 18-ton load restriction is in place on the Spottsville Bridge. Those caravans will continue until the repair work is completed.

The U.S. 60 Green River “Spottsville” Bridge is located at U.S. 60 mile point 19.388 in Henderson County. Also known as the Spottsville Bridge and the Richard W. Owen Memorial Bridge, the 1,102 foot structure with a 359 foot main span was built as a toll bridge and opened to traffic in December 1931. Tolls were removed in August 1945.

Approximately 3,000 vehicles cross the bridge in an average day. The span is 9 miles east of the U.S. 41/U.S. 60 Cloverleaf at Henderson and about 6 miles west of the Henderson-Daviess County line.

The Spottsville Bridge is at Green River navigation mile point 8.6.

Henderson area residents may get updated information on this project and other KYTC activities at www.facebook.com/kytcdistrict2. Facebook membership is not required.

Navigate traffic with KYTC at goky.ky.gov or with WAZE at waze.com or with the WAZE App.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Keith Todd, KYTC

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