IRBR: Additional, Temporary Restrictions On Kentucky-23
Median Reconstruction Scheduled Next Monday
Chillicothe (Friday, September 9, 2016) – As construction of the new Ironton-Russell Bridge moves closer to completion, additional restrictions will be imparted on U.S. Route 23 in Kentucky next week.
As part of the bridge replacement project in Lawrence County, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are reconstructing the intersection of U.S. 23 and Kentucky 244 (Bellefonte Street) with the bridge’s approach in Kentucky.
Currently, Bellefonte Street is reduced to one lane at its junction with the approach, and traffic is being maintained with a signal. Restrictions are also in place on U.S. 23 in both directions, where traffic patterns have been changed through the work zone.
On Monday, September 12, crews from Brayman Construction will be reconstructing the median on U.S. 23 at the intersection with the new bridge, and throughout the day, traffic will be maintained by flaggers and law enforcement officers.
Although U.S. 23 traffic will be maintained in both directions, traffic patterns will be shifted to allow crews to work in the median. Motorists are reminded of the need for additional caution and to expect periods of delay throughout the day.
Brayman Construction Corporation of Saxonburg, Pennsylvania, was awarded a contract for approximately $81.3 million to build a new Ohio River crossing between Ironton, Ohio, and Russell, Kentucky, and major construction is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2016.
The environmental review, consultation, and other actions required by applicable Federal environmental laws for this project are being, or have been, carried out by ODOT pursuant to 23 U.S.C. 327 and a Memorandum of Understanding dated December 11, 2015, and executed by FHWA and ODOT.
For more information, please contact:
Kathleen Fuller, Public Information Officer
1-888-819-8501, ext. 7748834, toll free in Ohio
1-740-774-8834, direct line and outside Ohio