Contract Awarded for Fishing Creek Bridge Rehabilitation Project in Pulaski County

Project includes deck replacement

SOMERSET, Ky. (Feb. 26, 2024) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announces the awarding of a contract for a bridge rehabilitation project for Fishing Creek Bridge on KY 80 in Pulaski County.

The project will consist of the bridge deck being replaced along with some rehabilitation of the bridge beams and structure itself. These routine repairs will increase the lifespan of the structure to serve future needs of the traveling public.

When designing the project, engineers sought input from local officials, business owners, farmers, and others to understand their concerns, which led to the following traffic control procedures being placed in the contract: No work will be performed before Labor Day 2024; single lane closures will be allowed, but limited to nighttime work; and while full closure of the bridge will be necessary to complete the work, closure cannot begin until February 2025.

The Transportation Cabinet realizes the potential impacts to traffic that work on the structure poses and has incorporated procedures into the contract to incentivize completion and minimize impacts to the traveling public. At this time no start date has been determined. The project completion date is April 15, 2025.

The project was awarded to Kay & Kay Contracting LLC in the amount of $7,120,650.34.