The following is a release from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 12:
The one-lane diversion/detour for the KY 40 bridge replacement project over Little Paint Creek near the Johnson/Magoffin County line near Oil Springs is in operation.
Traffic was diverted to the detour Monday.
Traffic will be directed using temporary traffic signals.
The contractor will now move into the demolition phase of the project and tear down the current structure to make room for the new bridge.
Frederick and May Construction of West Liberty was awarded the low-bid contract in the amount of $704,876.70.
The company has 80 working days from the original start date of Monday, July 16, to complete the work.