Bridging Kentucky Program to Restore and Replace Bridges Statewide

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is launching Bridging Kentucky, a statewide a bridge program that will rehabilitate or replace more than 1,000 bridges. Bridging Kentucky is one of the nation’s most aggressive bridge rehabilitation and replacement programs. Over the first two years of the six-year program, the program plans to rehabilitate or replace nearly 400 bridges. The estimated investment of approximately $700 million over six years is the result of a date-driven, priority-setting approach led by Governor Matt Bevin and backed by the 2018 Kentucky General Assembly. The list of critical structures includes state, county, and municipal bridges that have fallen into disrepair are rated in poor condition. More than 60 of those bridges currently are closed to traffic. The Bridging Kentucky program will address bridges in each of Kentucky’s 120 counties. The team has begun evaluating and prioritizing improvements of more than 1,000 bridges, focusing first on bridge projects approved in the state’s biennium spending plan.

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