UPDATE 10/24/12: The contractor has some additional prep work to do under the SB bridge..no SB lane restriction today. The contractor is planning to set up a SB lane restriction on Thursday, 10/25.
From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict southbound traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Wednesday and Thursday, October 24 & 25, 2012.
This lane restriction is to allow the replacement of two rocker bearings on southbound pier number 11. This work site is on the Henderson approach end of the southbound bridge. However, it will required a lane restriction the entire length of the southbound bridge. Preliminary work on this project started several weeks ago, but completion of the project had to be delayed to allow some additional fabrication of required materials.
The contractor will use four 100-ton jacks to raise bridge support beams about 1/4th of an inch to allow the old rocker bearings to be removed and the new bearings to be placed on top of the pier.
This work will require southbound traffic to be restricted to one lane from approximately 9:00 a.m., to 3:00 p.m., CDT, on Wednesday, and possibly Thursday. The contractor can also place lane restrictions on the bridge between 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and 5:00 a.m., Thursday, if required.
The contractor is restricted to working during specific off-peak travel periods with substantial penalties for keeping the work zone up outside of allowable working hours. This work schedule is weather dependent. In case of rain the lane restriction will automatically move to the next working day until complete.
All southbound traffic in this work zone will move to the left-hand or passing lane. Southbound motorists should be prepared to encounter slowing and merging traffic near the entrance to the Trocadero Convenience Store. This work zone will have a strictly enforced 45 mile per hour speed limit that will extend the entire length of the bridge.
No northbound lane restrictions will be required for this project.
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