Bridge deck restoration and waterproofing on KY 114 in Floyd County and KY 15 in Letcher County were among contracts awarded recently by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
M&M Services of Mt. Sterling is the low bid contractor for both structures. The contract totals $1,011,501.64.
On May 14, the company intends to begin work on two KY 114 bridges over CSX rail lines and the Levisa Fork at mile point 12.364. These are the parallel bridges leading into downtown Prestonsburg at the T-intersection just past Archer Park. The contractor will start with traffic diverted to the passing lane on each bridge, switching to the right lane as work progresses.
Twelve to thirteen-hour workdays are expected, with nighttime concrete pours.
Motorists are advised to merge at the arrow boards and not wait until the last possible chance to get in the correct lane.
Because traffic on both bridges will be reduced to one lane, drivers can expect delays due to slower movement through the intersection.
The Floyd County bridge work should be finished in 30 calendar days.
On May 21, the company intends to start work on the KY 15 bridge in Letcher County. This is the bridge over the North Fork of the Kentucky River north of Pizza Hut and McDonald’s at mile point 0.145. A temporary traffic signal will be installed to guide traffic through the work zone. This means that traffic will move slower than normal because it will be reduced to one lane. Twelve to thirteen-hour workdays are expected, with nighttime concrete pours. There could be some daytime concrete pours, if temperatures allow.
Work on all three bridges should be finished by August 1, according to the contract specifications.