lane closures and restrictions 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/9/13) – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans inspection work on the U.S. 231 "William Natcher" Ohio River Bridge in Daviess County starting Monday, May 13.

This detailed inspection of the William Natcher Bridge won’t require lane restrictions.

Due to the closure of the Ky. 2262 Ohio River "Blue" Bridge in downtown Owensboro, the inspection of the William Natcher Bridge will be completed by climbers. This will avoid the need for lane restrictions on the Natcher Bridge during the main portion of the inspection work. This will assure full traffic flow along the detour for the Blue Bridge which will close for 6 months of cleaning and painting work starting Monday.

The climbers will, however, be working along the shoulders of the William Natcher Bridge. This detailed inspection of the U.S. 231 William Natcher Ohio River Bridge is expected to take about a week to complete.

While all lanes on the bridge will be open, motorists should use appropriate caution. Motorists can expect to encounter inspectors working along the bridge deck and climbing the bridge structure during daylight hours starting about 8 a.m. daily. Some daytime lane restrictions will be required later in the summer to allow use of a Snooper Truck to complete the inspection work.

The Willliam Natcher Bridge is at the 14 mile marker on U.S. 231 in Daviess County, Kentucky.
 
The US 231 Ohio River Bridge opened to traffic in October 2002 and is named for long-time Western Kentucky Congressman William Natcher. It carries approximately 6,000 vehicles across the Ohio River each day between Owensboro and Rockport, Ind.
 
The bridge is at Ohio River navigation mile point 745.6.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Keith Todd

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Posted on 2/2/14
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

July 02, 2015 15600

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 8168

Police: Stand Off Suspect in Critical Condition

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 03, 2015 4209

KMA Reminds Motorists of New Kentucky Red Light…

by David Holt
July 01, 2015 3551

Police Seeking Public Help in Locating Subject…

by SurfKY News
July 01, 2015 3444

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 2, 2015

by Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

June 24, 2015 45962

Western Kentucky, Southern Indiana's Largest…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 02, 2015 15600

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 06, 2015 3176

Man Accused of Choking Girlfriend, Threatening to…

by SurfKY News
July 07, 2015 1956

White Plains Man Accused of Firing Shotgun at Car…

by SurfKY News
July 05, 2015 1930

Hopkins County Traffic Advisory

by Keith Todd
July 06, 2015 1355

Driving on Suspended License, Alleged Fleeing…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 1331

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 993

KLC to Hold Free OSHA Training for West Kentucky

by Daniel Lowry
July 07, 2015 814

Man Charged With Threatening to Kill Two MPD…

by SurfKY News
July 06, 2015 736

Kentuckians Touched by Organ Donation Featured on…

by Karen McKnight
July 06, 2015 731

Swingin' for Sadie Scholarship Recipients

by Karen Robinson
July 06, 2015 711

City Launches New Website, Online Payment System

by Leslie Curneal