Bridging the gap

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All U.S. 27 traffic will divert to Church Street in October

By Becky Barnes

It’s going to get worse before it gets better, but it will definitely be an improvement.

Since last July, the U.S. 27 North viaduct over CSX has been closed to heavy trucks, which have been diverted onto Church Street.

Beginning in mid October, weather permitting, the viaduct will be closed to all traffic, said Nathan Fields, the Transportation Cabinet’s chief project inspector, which will send all traffic passing through Cynthiana to Church Street.

“We hope to re-open around the first of the year,” Fields said, noting that the Main Street/Church Street project has been a big one and includes the construction of an 883-foot bridge over the CSX railroad as well as revamping Church Street’s access to U.S. 27.

After the bridge re-opens in January, Church Street will be closed for the tie-in construction. Church Street will be redesigned with a 90 degree angle curve just below the last residence on North Church Street.

For  more of this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.