Bridge May Open Soon for 2-Lane Traffic

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky transportation officials say the new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge in western Kentucky may be ready for two-lane traffic around the middle of next week.

Jim LeFevre, the region's chief engineer for the state highways department, says the rainy weather has made it difficult for the contractor to be specific about when the new bridge at Ledbetter will be ready for traffic.

The new four-lane bridge originally was scheduled to open in July 2014. But state transportation officials and the contracting team devised a way to get the bridge partially opened, with two lanes of traffic, ahead of schedule.

The bridge is an important river crossing for commuters and commerce in Livingston and McCracken counties.

The new bridge replaces the two-lane Ledbetter Bridge, which was built 82 years ago.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 216918051 -
Gray Television, Inc.