badget bridge 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (11/7/13) – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to close KY 1069/Stagecoach Road in Hopkins County on Friday, Saturday, and Monday, Nov. 8, 9 & 11, 2013, as part of ongoing work on the new Brown Badgett Loop Connector Bridge Project.
 
This closure on KY 1069/Stagecoach Road from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., CST, is to allow improvements to a dip near the intersection with the new connector and allow a nearby cross drain on KY 1069 to be replaced.
 
According to KYTC District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McClearn, the work can be completed with a daytime closure over about 3 working days.
 
“We originally thought work on the dip in KY 1069 just south of the new intersection could be completed without closing KY 1069. However, by allowing the contractor to close the road to traffic the work can be completed quicker and with a greater level of safety for both workers and the driving public,” McClearn said. “Instead of maybe a week or two of traffic disruptions, the contractor should be able to complete the work in a few days by closing KY 1069 to all traffic.”
 
Work to raise the dip in the roadway is to provide better sight-distance at the new intersection.
 
“During the design of the project, engineers carefully examined the dip in KY 1069 near the intersection. An analysis determined that an acceptable line of sight existed. However, as the new intersection started to take shape, we determined that additional improvements were warranted,” McClearn Said. “By taking some time to raise a small portion of the roadway in the low spot we can provide an additional margin of safety at this location.”
 
While the roadway is closed for the extra work near the intersection, it made sense to include replacement of a nearby cross drain that had some issues.
 
“The cross drain is a maintenance issue that needs to be addressed, and with the temporary closure of the roadway, it is a good opportunity to safely make those repairs with no additional inconvenience to traffic,” McClearn said.
 
The closure on KY 1069/Stagecoach Road is at mile point 1.632 between Robert Lane and J.D. Buchanan Road. Message boards have been placed at the site to alert motorists to the planned closure.
 
Work on the New Brown Badgett Loop Connector Overpass started April 8. The new structure will serve as an extra entrance point to Madisonville North Hopkins High School from KY 1069/Stagecoach Road. It replaces a wooden structure that was closed to traffic in October 2007. The new concrete bridge will be able to handle school bus traffic, which was unable cross the old structure...
 
Alignment of the new structure pulls off of Stagecoach Road north of the existing bridge. The new bridge crosses the railroad tracks at an angle and ties into Brown Badgett Loop south of the old bridge location. Much of the remaining work at the site involves construction of the connector road and a new connecting point to KY 1069, as well as connecting Brown Badgett Loop to the new bridge.
 
Once the work is completed on KY 1069, the contractor will allow the reworked areas to settle for about a week before applying a finish coat of asphalt. McClearn says he’s optimistic the new bridge and connector can be ready for traffic around December 1st.

Jim Smith Contracting Company, LLC, is the prime contractor on the $1.8 million project.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Keith Todd, KYTC

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

March 27, 2015 6133

Three Arrested during Execution of Search…

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center
March 25, 2015 5588

Fazoli's, Roses Coming to Madisonville

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 24, 2015 5284

One Dies, Another Injured in Mortons Gap Traffic…

by Deputy Heath Owens
March 25, 2015 5221

Grand Jury Finds No Criminal Wrongdoing in Bean…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 30, 2015 4958

Man Charged with Child Abuse After Allegedly…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 24, 2015 4359

UPDATE: One Injured in Hopkinsville Road Accident

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

March 09, 2015 14310

Multi-Agency Drug Bust Results in $1 Million Meth…

by KSP DESI
March 02, 2015 11719

Madisonville Teen Faces Numerous Drug Charges

by Madisonville Police Department/Hopkins County Detention Center

Stories Trending Today

March 31, 2015 2283

Man Charged for Driving While under Influence of…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 1372

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1322

Covenant Community Church Hosts Annual…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 01, 2015 1303

Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on Collision…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
March 31, 2015 1104

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

by Karen McKnight
March 31, 2015 1083

Madisonville Police Reports Released - March 31,…

by Madisonville Police Department
March 31, 2015 811

Glema Center April Schedule Features Jo Dee…

by Gary Gates, SurfKY News
April 01, 2015 791

Couple Charged on Multiple Drug Offenses, Child…

by Sheriff Matt Sanderson
March 30, 2015 720

Members from Madisonville Police, Hopkinsville…

by Abbie Darst
March 31, 2015 529

Baptist Health Madisonville Upgrades Technology…

by Baptist Health