Roadwork on Russell Creek Bridge on parkway to begin soon

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists that lanes closures are set to begin next week on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway in Adair County as crews perform bridge deck restorations.

Beginning Tuesday, Sept. 6, the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Expressway will be reduced to one lane – both east and west bound – on the Russell Creek Bridge near mile point 50. In addition, lane widths will be reduced to 13 feet and the speed limit will be lowered to 60 mph through the work zone.

Work is expected to be completed Oct. 6. The duration of work may be adjusted for inclement weather or other unforeseeable delays. Drivers should expect delays and are encouraged to allow extra time in reaching their destination.

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