Blue Bridge prepares for early prep work

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Starting today, you might notice some more activity around the Blue Bridge in Owensboro over the next week as crews start some painting prep work.

This week, a contractor will be on site to get equipment delivered, set up, and prepared before the actual work starts.

No lane restrictions or overnight closures are planned during the workweek.

However, starting this Sunday, April 21st, overnight closures begin and will run from Sunday-Thursday.

Officials say the contractor is allowed to close the bridge from 8 p.m.-5 a.m. during this time for rigging work to secure containment tarps.

As we told you earlier this year, the Blue Bridge will be closed to all traffic after the International Bar-B-Que Festival in May.

As of right now, the bridge will be closed to all traffic from May 13th until November 15th.

Officials say the contractor's planned an aggressive painting schedule with two crews to get the main truss finished by the fall.

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