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Traffic alert West: KY 70 Bridge to be 1-lane

Major traffic impact to KY 70 Green River Bridge in Edmonson County beginning Mon 1 Jun 2015.
KY 70 traverses a major part of Kentucky from Maretburg in Rockcastle County in the Far East and snakes through clean to just east of the Ohio River in Livingston County, (See Wikipedia entry Kentucky Route 70. Livingston County is where H. Truman Loy of Adair County, KY, was once Superintendent of Schools, arguably the most powerful job in Livingston or any KY county. Most importantly, KY 70 runs across the northern territoriesof Casey, Taylor, Green, Metcalfe Counties in the 7-County Area. Through important locales including Yosemite, Liberty, Creston, Mannsville, Acton, Campbellsville, Black Gnat, Greensburg, Sulphur Well (only community along the way with semi-county seat past, famed for its one-time satellite jail, Knob Lick. Any pictures from Day Trippers along this scenic highway today welcome. - CM

By Wes Watson, Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 3, Bowling Green, KY

BOWLING GREEN, KY (29 May 2015)—The KY 70 bridge over the Green River in Edmonson County will be restricted to one lane beginning Monday, June 1, 2015. Flaggers will be on site to direct traffic, motorists need to plan for delays while this lane restriction is in place. The restriction is expected to last until early September.

The lane restriction is being done so Elite Contractors Inc can paint the bridge to protect it from the elements of weather and to prevent the steel from rusting. The special pant for protection will be a grayish color. The contract was awarded on March 4 for $1,143,582.

This story was posted on 2015-05-30 05:19:24
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