Lane Restrictions on US 231 Natcher Bridge Starting Wednesday
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans shoulder restrictions with lane restrictions from time to time on the US 231 William Natcher Bridge over the Ohio River near Owensboro starting Wednesday, June 6, 2012.
The shoulder and lane restrictions are to allow inspection and maintenance work on the bridge.
For about the first week, only shoulder restrictions will be required with occasional lane restrictions while the contractor is placing rigging along the bridge railings.
Starting around Monday, June 11th, lane restrictions will be required in the work zone during daylight hours. All traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane on the bridge deck. No delays are expected. This lane restriction is expected to be in place on weekdays through the summer months.
The William Natcher Bridge is at the 14 mile marker on US 231 in Daviess County, Kentucky.
The US 231 Ohio River Bridge opened to traffic in October 2002 and is named for long-time Western Kentucky Congressman William Natcher. The 4,505 ft. long cable-stayed bridge carries approximately 6,000 vehicles across the Ohio River each day between Owensboro, KY, and Rockport, IN.
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