HENDERSON, Ky. -- The US 60 Green River "Spottsville" Bridge is returning to two-way traffic today, Dec. 5.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Bridge Division has completed loading calculations on repaired areas along on one of the east approach spans.
Those calculations indicate the bridge can be reopened to normal traffic flow with weight restrictions for trucks similar to those posted prior to the repair.
The KYTC Henderson County Highway Maintenance Crew will be working at the bridge in to remove the automated traffic signal and one lane traffic restriction. Traffic may have to be halted for short periods to allow the traffic signal and traffic barrels from the bridge deck.
Motorists should use caution as KYTC personnel change the traffic control configuration on the bridge.
This removal of the lane restriction and the 18-ton load limit will allow farm equipment and some trucks to again cross the U.S. 60 Green River "Spottsville" Bridge.
Over the weekend, a contractor completed repairs at two locations on one of the east approach spans. The bridge was originally to be closed for two weekends to facilitate the repair work. However, the contractor complete all of the repairs in one weekend closure.
Intech Contracting LLC of Lexington was the prime contractor on the $62,600 repair project.
The U.S. 60 Green River “Spottsville” Bridge was restricted to one-lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by an automated signal and an 18-ton maximum load limit after October 5th, when inspectors found issues with some steel sections on one of the east approach spans. The bridge was initially restricted to an 8-ton load limit. However, by restricting traffic to one lane with an automated signal, engineers were able to raise the load restriction to 18-tons.
The Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky State Police, KSP Division of Vehicle Enforcement and the Henderson County Sheriff’s Department have provided escorts for caravans to allow farmers to move large equipment back and forth over the Green River along the Audubon Parkway while the temporary lane and 18-ton load restriction was in place on the Spottsville Bridge.