Reconstruction of the Ky. 182 bridge over Sinking Creek in Carter County will begin in June with a road closure.

The Ky. 182 bridge, which is on the Grahn side of Dudley Ridge Road about a mile from Rattlesnake Ridge (at milepoint 2.2), will have its superstructure rebuilt with new support beams and a new driving surface.

Work requires that the bridge be closed for up to 30 calendar days. Contractors will close the bridge June 17, complete the work, and reopen the structure by mid-July.

During the project, Ky. 182 traffic may detour using Ky. 986 and U.S. 60 through Olive Hill, or other local routes.

The project is being done under a $394,565.25 low-bid Transportation Cabinet contract awarded to The Walker Company of Kentucky, Inc., under the cabinet’s Bridging Kentucky program. The program is a commitment to improve the safety and soundness of the Commonwealth’s bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing more than 1,000 critical structures in all 120 Kentucky counties over the next six years. The program will open closed structures, improve bridge lifespans and ensure appropriate weight capacities are met, and improve access and mobility for all Kentuckians.

For more information on Bridging Kentucky, or to access a public feedback form on this and other bridge projects, please visit http://BridgingKentucky.com.

Road work schedules are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.

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