Thursday, May 5, 2016

Memorial Parkway Bridge Project To Close for 60 Days

Project to begin May 11, sidewalks will also be added

The Memorial Parkway Bridge over 471. FTM file. 
A bridge restoration project on the KY 1120 (Memorial Parkway) that crosses over I-471 is scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 11. The project calls for the bridge to be closed to traffic and pedestrians for a 60-day period between late May and August.

This is a routine maintenance project, but will have significant impacts to traffic using the Memorial Parkway,” said Rob Hans, chief district engineer for Department of Highways District 6, in Covington. “A new concrete bridge deck overlay will be placed on the bridge and, for pedestrian safety, a sidewalk will be installed.”

Prus Construction Company, of Cincinnati, OH was awarded the contract on a low-bid of $1.3 million.


Beginning next week, motorists and pedestrians will encounter lane closures that will eventually lead to a two-month total closure of KY 1120 between the I-471 south ramps (Exit 4) and I-471 north ramps (Exit 4).  Additionally, there will be a 14-day closures of the I-471 NB entrance and exit ramps.

Message boards will be used to inform motorists of upcoming ramp closures.   Motorists should plan accordingly by allowing extra travel time or finding an alternate route.  The lane restrictions will remain in effect until work is complete, which is expected to be mid-August 2016.

 

19 comments:

  1. How will you get on 471S coming from Fort Thomas?

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    1. You will either have to go to the Bellevue/Dayton/Newport at Rte 8 exit or go backwards to the south gate /ft. Thomas exit 🙁

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    2. Take Highland Ave travel west down to Alexandria Pike turn left and you will see S471 sign after the light.

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    3. You'll use the same ramp as always. The bridge is onlybclosed between the ramps; the ramps will still be available. You'll just won't be able to go that way for Kroger/Newport.

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    4. I'm confused about your question. You would have to access 471 from Grand Ave or from 27. If you're on the north side of town that means having to go through town to get there. If you have to go that way to get to work while school is starting, I suggest that you leave earlier. Traffic is going to be horrible!

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    5. There are two other ways to get on 471 from fort thomas...

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    6. Drive down Grand Ave to the 471S entrance

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  2. Are you kidding? Who is the jackass that came up with a total closure? You can't do one lane at a time for crap's sake? Unbelievable! Why not just blow the damn bridge up for kicks? Then you'd really screw up North Fort Thomas / NEWPORT for the entire Summer!

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  3. This will be a mess but it is overdue. Dodging people walking and potholes has been irritating to say the least.

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  4. Low Bid ??? So we can get it done again in a few years?

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  5. You can get on 471S from Grand Ave.

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  6. But when it's done there will be some great pedestrian benefits!

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  7. What about the Route 11 bus route? Maybe down Wilson Rd., through Woodlawn, up the hill to Chesapeake, right on Pavillion and back to 10th. Can the bus negotiate those narrow streets? Should be interesting.

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