Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Inspection could slow traffic on U.S. 41 twin bridges at Henderson

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is conducting a detailed inspection of the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson starting this week.

To facilitate the inspection, the contractor is placing a daytime work zone lane restriction on the southbound bridge this week.  Southbound motorists should be alert for one lane traffic between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., CDT, Monday through Friday.  Climbers will be on the bridge earlier and later in the day without the need for lane restrictions.

The contractor will have work zone lane restrictions up for extended hours on the weekends to help complete the inspection as quickly as possible.

Once the southbound bridge inspection is completed, inspectors will be moving to the norhbound bridge.

The contractor will be using a snooper truck and a manlift to assist with the work.  Appropriate caution is required where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.

The contractor anticipates the inspection of both bridges will take about two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

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