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    Rolling roadblocks on Western Kentucky Parkway beginning Tues.

    By Jana Garrett,

    2024-05-16

    HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) – A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to begin demolition of the KY 2712, also known as Rob Roy Road, bridge over the Western Kentucky (WK) Parkway in Ohio County on May 21 and will be using rolling roadblocks to keep traffic moving while allowing time for work to be completed.

    Officials explain during a rolling roadblock, traffic is permitted to keep moving, but is slowed by an emergency vehicle long enough to give workers 25-30 minutes at the job site to work without dealing with traffic.

    Bridge replacement schedule on KY 2712 in Ohio Co.

    The KYTC says on Tuesday, beginning at 8 a.m., a rolling roadblock will be utilized on the westbound WK beginning at the Caneyville on-ramp, at the 94-mm. Emergency vehicles will slow traffic until they pass the job site, located at the 77-mm. Once the lead vehicle passes the site, normal traffic flow will be allowed to resume. Crews will use the same technique at various times throughout the day to give crews time to remove sections of the bridge.

    KYTC officials say on Wednesday, crews plan to remove the span of the bridge that goes over the eastbound lanes of the WK. A rolling roadblock will begin at approximately the 64-mm in Muhlenberg County. During this time officials will also be closing Exit 41A from I-169 onto the eastbound WK, the WK eastbound on-ramp at Beaver Dam and the eastbound on-ramp from the Huck’s Rest Area until the lead vehicle in the rolling roadblock has passed. Crews will use the same technique at various times throughout the day to give crews time to remove sections of the bridge.

    I-165 NB ramp onto the WB Western Kentucky Pkwy reopened

    Officials say the project will replace the bridge, which was built in 1963 as part of the original construction of the Western Kentucky Parkway. Completion date for the project is September 17.

    See the map below.

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    (Courtesy: KYTC)
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