Work on western Kentucky bridge will close highway

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AURORA, Ky. (AP) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says weather is expected to cooperate Tuesday, and workers plan to move the main arch of a new western Kentucky bridge into place.

U.S. 68/Kentucky 80 at the New Eggners Ferry Bridge construction site at Aurora will close starting at about 7 a.m. CST Tuesday. The cabinet’s District 1 says on its Facebook page that the temporary closure is expected to be in place for up to 24 hours, and Kentucky Lake-Tennessee River boat traffic will be halted at the site for up to 48 hours.

Traffic will be detoured via Interstate 24 and the Purchase Parkway.

The $131.5 million bridge will replace the Eggners Ferry Bridge that spans the Kentucky Lake-Tennessee River navigation channel and connects Aurora, Kentucky, to Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area.

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