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

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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Most Read This Week

April 17, 2015 7024

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 13, 2015 6237

Three Juveniles, Adult Accused of Vandalizing…

by Deputy Will Coursey
April 14, 2015 5147

Several Juveniles Charged in Connection with Fight

by SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 4676

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 16, 2015 3423

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – April 16,…

by Hopkinsville – Christian County Crime Stoppers

Most Read This Month

April 02, 2015 8491

UPDATE: Madisonville Man Injured in Head-on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
April 17, 2015 7024

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks

Stories Trending Now

April 17, 2015 7024

An Open Letter from an Addict

by Olivia Kirks
April 18, 2015 4676

Man Charged with Attempting to Coerce Minor for…

by Madisonville Police Department
April 19, 2015 1666

ATV Ride, Cookout Raises Funds for Shanice Bean…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 1094

MPD Offers Advice On Prom, Underage Drinking

by Lt. Billy Poe
April 18, 2015 885

Market Commentary - April 18, 2015

by Randall L. Franklin
April 18, 2015 651

Home, Garden Show Concludes Today at Ballard…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 558

Keeping the Faith - 'God Smiles'

by Ronnie McBrayer
April 18, 2015 550

Happenings and Meetings - Hopkins County

by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
April 18, 2015 532

TVA's Regional Energy Resource Council to Meet in…

by Tennessee Valley Authority
April 18, 2015 507

Hooked on Science - Skewer a Balloon

by Jason Lindsey