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Ferry Barge on KY 214 in Monroe County closure extended

Weather delay completion of painting work

By Wes Watt, Public Information Officer
KentucKYTransportation Officer, District 3, Bowling Green, KY

Bowling Green, KY(July 27, 2014)- The ferry barge on KY 214 in Monroe County will remained closed until Thursday, July 31 around noon. The ferry has been closed since July 18 for inspection and painting.

The detour is still in place and is approximately 33 miles and 45 minutes long. The detour details are listed below.

Motorists traveling from the Tompkinsville area:
  • Instead of turning onto KY 214 to head to the ferry, stay on KY 100 and take a right on KY 90. Stay on KY 90 into Burkesville. Then, take a right onto KY 61 which connects back to KY 214 or stay on KY 61 to continue south.
Motorists traveling toward the Tompkinsville area:
  • Instead of turning onto KY 214 to head to the ferry, stay on KY 61 to Burkesville and take a left onto KY 90. Then, follow KY 90 and take a left onto KY 100. KY 100 connects back into KY 214 or stay on KY 100 to head to Tompkinsville.
The ferry was expected to open on Monday, July 28, 2014, but several days of bad weather have caused the delay.

This story was posted on 2014-07-27 12:36:56
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KY 214 Ferry Detour Map

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