Stretch of Ky. 22 in Jefferson County to close for two months - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Stretch of Ky. 22 in Jefferson County to close for two months

Posted: Updated: Sep 23, 2016 03:18 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – Part of Ky. 22 in eastern Jefferson County is scheduled to close for two months as crews replace a deteriorating culvert.

Starting October 3, workers plan to start removing the crumbling stone arch culvert at Little Goose Creek, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said in a news release. The new structure will be made from precast concrete.

Ky. 22 will be closed to through traffic between Goose Creek Road and Hurstbourne Parkway until early December, although people living in nearby neighborhoods will still have access to their homes, according to the state.

Officials placed a 3-ton weight limit on the elevated stretch of the road in August, banning school buses, commercial trucks and other heavy vehicles. The restrictions came after inspectors noticed that stones had begun falling out of the culvert.

“We have worked diligently to get this project under construction to avoid a culvert collapse similar to the one on KY 22 near Springcrest Drive in 2015,” Matt Bullock, chief district engineer for the state highways department’s Louisville office, said in a statement.

That culvert was closed for months last year after part of the road collapsed.

Kentucky awarded a $451,850 contract for the culvert replacement announced Friday to E&B Paving of Clarksville, Ind.

The culvert is believed to be at least 100 years old. On average, about 12,000 cars and trucks use the road every day.

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