Jim LeFevre http://wkms.org en Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter to Open Next Week http://wkms.org/post/tennessee-river-bridge-ledbetter-open-next-week <p>The new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter may be ready for two-lane traffic by the middle of next week.</p><p>The four-lane bridge was originally scheduled to open one year from now. Highway officials say the contracting team devised a way to get the bridge partially opened to aid commuters and commerce in Livingston and McCracken counties.</p><p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:39:03 +0000 John Null 33385 at http://wkms.org Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter to Open Next Week Public Meeting Set for Discussion of Smithland Bridge http://wkms.org/post/public-meeting-set-discussion-smithland-bridge <p>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a public meeting for discussion of a study of the U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland in Livingston County.</p><p>The meeting is Thursday, June 20 at the UK Agriculture Extension Office in Smithland.</p><p>KYTC District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre said the purpose of the meeting is to introduce a planning study concerning the feasibility of repairing or replacing the Smithland bridge and to solicit thoughts, concerns and opinions from the public on the future of the bridge.</p><p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:30:56 +0000 John Null 31958 at http://wkms.org Public Meeting Set for Discussion of Smithland Bridge Graves High School Class Visits Eggners Ferry Bridge http://wkms.org/post/graves-high-school-class-visits-eggners-ferry-bridge <p>A group of about 20 Graves County High School math and engineering students visited the Eddyville Riverport site where Hall Contracting is constructing a new span for the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre explained the process and answered questions concerning the construction process, load calculations, and computer designs. Hall Contracting has a $7 million contract to replace the missing span and get it open to traffic by Memorial Day weekend before a $50,000 per day penalty becomes enforced.</p> Thu, 03 May 2012 20:15:09 +0000 Rose Krzton-Presson 17847 at http://wkms.org Graves High School Class Visits Eggners Ferry Bridge Crews Scramble to Repair Eggner's Ferry Bridge http://wkms.org/post/crews-scramble-repair-eggners-ferry-bridge <p>Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are working on the remaining spans of the Eggner&rsquo;s Ferry Bridge ahead of the arrival contractors to replace a collapsed portion of the bridge.&nbsp; Officials say they&rsquo;re trying to complete routine repairs including railing replacement and repairs, as well as deck patching. KYTC Engineer Jim LeFevre says this will cut down on lane restrictions once the span is reopened. Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. Mon, 02 Apr 2012 16:53:49 +0000 Gary Pitts 17489 at http://wkms.org Crews Scramble to Repair Eggner's Ferry Bridge