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Overpass work requires rolling road blocks on Ohio Co. section of WK Pkwy

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OHIO CO,. KY (WFIE) -

Rolling road blocks are planned on sections of Western Kentucky Parkway in Ohio County on March 19 & 20.

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the road blocks, near the 82 mile marker, are to allow pre-cast concrete beams to be placed as part of ongoing construction of the New KY Hwy 505 Overpass. 

On March 19, the rolling road blocks will be for eastbound traffic on the Parkway. 

KYTC officials say from time to time police assisting with the project will slow traffic several miles out from the construction site.  This will create a gap in traffic to allow the contractor to install bridge beams.  They say that process will be repeated several times during the day as needed on March 19.

If all goes well on Wednesday, there will be rolling road blocks for westbound traffic from time to time during daylight hours on Thursday, March 20.  

Officials say police will again assist with the project and slow traffic several miles out from the construction site. 

Motorists who regularly travel this section of the Western Kentucky Parkway between the Exit 77 Natcher Parkway Interchange and Exit 94 Caneyville Interchange should be aware of these planned rolling road blocks and use appropriate caution.

As a reminder, KY Hwy 505/Baizetown-Windy Hill Road is closed in Ohio County to allow construction of the new overpass.

Officials say the overpass, at KY Hwy 505 mile point 6.487, was struck and severely damaged by an unknown vehicle traveling the WK Parkway westbound in November of 2012.

This demolition and construction work on the KY Hwy 505 Overpass also require lane restrictions on the Western Kentucky Parkway at mile point 82.112 in Ohio County.

Scott & Murphy, Inc., is the prime contractor on the $1,297,816 bridge replacement project. 

KYTC officials say the anticipated completion date is September 15, 2014.

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