Traffic to be reduced on US 60 Tennessee River Bridge on Tues. | News
MCCRACKEN COUNTY, KY (KFVS) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to reduce traffic to one lane on the US 60 Tennessee River Bridge between Paducah and Ledbetter on Tuesday, July 3.
According to KYTC, the lane restriction during daylight hours is to allow an inspection of the bridge structure. The bridge has been on a 30-day inspection cycle since being restricted to a 3-ton load limit in January.
Drivers can expect to encounter slowing and stopped traffic near the end of the Ledbetter Bridge from about 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., CDT, on Tuesday.
KYTC says drivers should watch for slowing and stopped traffic on the bridge approaches. Alternating traffic flow will be controlled by flaggers. Travel delays should be minimal, generally be less than four minutes.
Drivers should be alert for equipment, flaggers, and inspection personnel on the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow. Appropriate caution is required.
Also known as the George Rogers Clark Memorial Bridge and The Ledbetter Bridge, the US 60 Tennessee River Bridge connects McCracken County to Livingston County between Paducah and Ledbetter. The bridge is at US 60 Livingston County mile point 0.0 and McCracken County mile point 19.718. The bridge was opened to traffic in 1931 and now carries about 7,800 vehicles across the Tennessee River in an average day.
Since January 10, 2012, the bridge has had a strict 3-ton load limit that essentially restricts the bridge to passenger vehicles and standard pickup trucks only. The bridge has an enhanced police presence to enforce the 3-ton load restriction.
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