IRBR: Traffic Flip At Kentucky Viaduct Tomorrow
Lane restrictions, temporary closure throughout the day
Chillicothe (Tuesday, July 20, 2016) – As reconstruction of the intersection at U.S. 23 and the Ironton-Russell Bridge in Kentucky continues, traffic changes be will imparted tomorrow at the viaduct and KY 244 (Bellefonte Street).
As part of the bridge replacement project in Lawrence County, contractors for the Ohio Department of Transportation are reconstructing the intersection for the bridge’s approach in Kentucky. When completed, the new signalized intersection will provide for turning movements to and from the bridge to U.S. 23, as well as Bellefonte Street at the viaduct.
Currently, Bellefonte Street is reduced to one lane at its junction with the new bridge’s approach in Kentucky, and traffic is being maintained with a signal. On Thursday, July 21, crews from Brayman Construction will flip traffic on Bellefonte Street for the next phase of construction.
While they shift traffic to the northbound lane, Bellefonte Street at the viaduct will be subject to short-term periods of closure. The temporary closure may be in place at any time throughout the day Thursday, so motorists into and out of downtown Russell are advised to detour by way of KY 2543 (Ferry Street).
Along with the traffic changes tomorrow, restrictions remain in place on U.S. 23 in both directions, and these will continue through summer. Drivers are reminded of the need for additional caution in the work zone. In addition, motorists may encounter some periods of delay, especially during peak travel times.
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.
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