Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Traffic Alert - Construction to start on Brown Badgett Loop Bridge

trafficalert purple 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (4/6/13) – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to start work on a new railroad overpass connector between Brown Badgett Loop (CR 1092) and KY 1069/Stagecoach Road in Hopkins County. Work is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 8.
 
The new bridge 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.
 
According to KYTC District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McClearn, alignment of the new structure will pull off of Stagecoach Road north of the existing bridge, but crosses the railroad tracks at an angle at the existing bridge site and ties into Brown Badgett Loop south of the current bridge location.
 
“We had a lot of input from the public that helped develop a project that fits the needs of both the traveling public and nearby property owners,” McClearn said. “It eliminates the need for a turn lane on KY 1069, and provides additional capacity for vehicles waiting to access Stagecoach Road from the high school.”
 
Brown Badgett Loop will be closed at the work site. Local access will be maintained from each end. The work zone should have little impact on traffic along KY 1069/Stagecoach Road until the new bridge is ready to be tied into the existing roadway.
 
Jim Smith Contracting Company, LLC, is the prime contractor on the $1.8 million project. The anticipated completion date is Oct. 31, 2013.
 
SurfKY News
Information provided by Keith Todd
Photo provided by SurfKY Graphics

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

BMS Students Recognized for Academic Achievement

BENTON, Ky. (9/2/14) — Every month, Benton Middle School celebrates academic achievement in academics with the CAP… Read More

Cadiz Police Arrest Reports - Sept. 2, 2014

CADIZ, Ky. (9/2/14) — The Cadiz Police Department released the following reports. Officer Aaron Acree arrested Justin… Read More
3/12 - 718 switched from reg 2 to hopkins only
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

August 29, 2014 8512

Luke's Flea Market Vendors' Home Away…

in News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 8178

One Hospitalized After Officer-Involved…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 31, 2014 6085

Passenger in Officer-Involved Shooting…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
August 29, 2014 4215

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 3267

Ponderosa Madisonville to Donate 10…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

August 30, 2014 3267

Ponderosa Madisonville to Donate 10…

in Top Stories by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
September 01, 2014 1691

Hopkins County Misdemeanor Indictments

in Top Stories by Karen McKnight
August 30, 2014 1427

City of Madisonville Says 'Goodbye' to…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 956

MCC Announces New Board Members

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs
August 29, 2014 639

Trover Health Endowment Reaches $100,000…

in Top Stories by Joyce Riggs

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

August 29, 2014 2903

Daviess County Sheriff’s Office Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2767

Owensboro Police Department Activity…

in News by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 2060

Owensboro Traffic Advisory

in News by Keith Todd
August 29, 2014 1088

Woman Charged in Assault of 3-Year-Old…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 501

Smith, Hamilton honored at Distinguished…

in Top Stories by Dennis Beard, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

August 29, 2014 4215

Business Spotlight - Magical Memories…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 30, 2014 2388

Skateboarders Enjoy Own Style of Cruise In

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2315

School System Facing $5M Shortfall;…

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
August 29, 2014 2202

No College = Low Wages : A Muhlenberg…

in Top Stories by Ken Robinson

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)

SurfKY Owensboro News Bureau
920 Frederica St. / Suite 210  •  Owensboro, KY 42301  •  270.683-8060 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06