Bridge deck restoration and waterproofing on KY 15 in Letcher County and KY 114 in Floyd County were among contracts awarded recently by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
M&M Services of Mt. Sterling is the low bid contractor for the structures. The contract totals $1,011,501.64.
Sometime between Thursday, May 17, and the middle of next week, depending on the weather, the company intends to begin work on the KY 15 bridge in Letcher County. This is the bridge over the North Fork of the Kentucky River north of Pizza Hut and McDonald’s at mile point 0.145. A temporary traffic signal will be installed to guide traffic through the work zone. This means that traffic will move slower than normal because it will be reduced to one lane. Twelve to thirteen-hour workdays are expected, with nighttime concrete pours. There could be some daytime concrete pours, if temperatures allow.
Work on the Letcher County bridge should be finished in 30 calendar days from the actual start date.
Work on the two KY 114 bridges over CSX rail lines and the Levisa Fork at mile point 12.364 should begin shortly after July 4, which is a Wednesday this year. These are the parallel bridges leading into downtown Prestonsburg at the T-intersection just past Archer Park. The contractor will start with traffic diverted to the passing lane on each bridge, switching to the right lane as work progresses. Twelve to thirteen-hour work days are expected, with nighttime concrete pours.
Motorists are advised to merge at the arrow boards and not wait until the last possible chance to get in the correct lane. Because traffic on both bridges will be reduced to one lane, drivers can expect delays due to slower movement through the intersection.
The Floyd County bridge work should be finished 30 calendar days from the actual start date.
Work on all three bridges should be finished by August 1, according to the contract specifications.