One lane traffic on Shawneetown Bridge starting Monday | News
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the KY 56/Illinois Route 13 Ohio River Bridge at Shawneetown starting Monday, April 1.
The lane restriction is to allow a contract inspection team to use a “snooper” truck and climbers to conduct a detailed inspection of the bridge structure.
Motorists should be prepared to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers between about 8:00 a.m., CDT, and about 4:00 p.m., each weekday. Climbers may be working on the bridge until dark without lane restrictions.
Appropriate caution is required in the work zone where equipment, flaggers, and maintenance personnel will be on the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow.
All bridges get a detailed inspection every two years. Long-span bridges over rivers and lakes get additional walk-through inspections annually.
The inspection of the Shawneetown Bridge is expected to take about a week to complete, weather permitting.