Holiday travel is supposed to be down this year because of the pandemic. If people do decide to travel, there are some construction areas that drivers need to be aware of.
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The target completion date was Oct. 1. Extending the date to Oct. 25 is mainly due to a delay in fabrication of steel for new finger joints for the bridge deck.
Flooded roads typically mean road closures. Those traveling the U.S. 51 Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge have seen that from time to time. Click "read more" to see the project the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is starting to help that.
Keith Todd with Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 said this bridge has completely closed down 10 times in the 83 years that it has been open, due to extreme flooding.
One-lane traffic resumed at about 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The bridge will most likely reopen around 3 p.m. Wednesday, but that could vary based on the addition of new pavement striping and other factors.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the contractor is continuing to make good progress on the Ohio River "Cairo" Bridge, but the bridge is still expected to remain closed until Aug. 31.
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry was expected to reopen Friday after a prolonged closure. But, that closure has been extended yet again.
Some businesses are bracing for the upcoming month-long closure of the U.S. 51 Cairo Bridge over the Ohio River.