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Bridging Kentucky Project Starts Monday, August 17 in Harlan County

From The KYTC -

MANCHESTER, Ky. (Aug. 11, 2020) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 11 Office advises motorists that a bridge construction project in Harlan County starts Monday, August 17. The bridge is expected to open to traffic on Friday, October 16.

This project will replace the Willie Howard Road Bridge over Martins Fork Cumberland River, and will include a diversion.

This bridge is part of the Bridging Kentucky program’s Eastern Kentucky Design-Build Project No.1. The project is being delivered by a design-build team led by Central Bridge Co., LLC J/V Bizzack Construction LLC and HDR Engineering, Inc.

Bridging Kentucky is a program to improve the safety and soundness of the Commonwealth’s bridges by rehabilitating, repairing, or replacing critical bridges throughout the state. For more information on Bridging Kentucky and other bridge projects, please visit

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks motorists to be aware of the work zone, expect delays, and to utilize safe driving habits when traveling through the area.

The date and time could be adjusted if inclement weather or other unforeseen delays occur. Motorists can access travel and traffic conditions at or contribute their reports at or via the Waze mobile application. You can also get traffic information for District 11 counties at or by following us on Twitter at

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