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Traffic delays expected while Ky. bridge repairs made

Traffic will move with alternating flow controlled by flaggers from about 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT each weekday.

The Associated Press

3/27/2012

WICKLIFFE, Ky. — Travelers on the U.S. 51 Ohio River bridge in western Kentucky between Wickliffe, Ky., and Cairo, Ill., may encounter some delays for about a week while several sections of guardrail are repaired and replaced.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says traffic will be restricted to one lane on the bridge starting Tuesday. Traffic will move with alternating flow controlled by flaggers from about 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. CDT each weekday.

The bridge carries U.S. 51, US. 60 and U.S. 62 traffic across the Ohio River about 30 miles southwest of Paducah. Approximately 5,500 vehicles use the bridge each day. It connects with the U.S. 60/U.S. 62 Mississippi River bridge to Bird's Point, Mo., at the southern tip of Illinois.

The Ohio River bridge opened to traffic in 1936.

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