Road work could cause major traffic delays Tuesday on heavily-traveled highway


GREENUP COUNTY, KY (WOWK) – US-23 traffic in Greenup County in Russell will be impacted Tuesday for more overhead bridge work.

This work is part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s KY 244 viaduct replacement project, where contractors are pouring concrete to build the driving surface of the new KY 244 overpass just north of the Ironton-Russell bridge intersection. They will also be placing girders on newly-built bridge piers.

Acccording to the release from KY Transportation, crews will shift traffic into one lane on US-23 below while working above US-23 travel lanes, with flaggers directing traffic to protect motorists. Traffic shifts will take place Tuesday on southbound and then northbound US-23 from about 4 a.m. until noon.

The work will require flagged traffic or temporary traffic stops on KY 244 several times a day between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. each Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday for the next four weeks.

Some significant backups are likely and motorists are advised to seek alternate roots.

Construction will continue through the summer.

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