U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge http://wkms.org en Ohio River Bridge Restrictions Begin Monday http://wkms.org/post/ohio-river-bridge-restrictions-begin-monday <p></p><p>Traffic restrictions on the US 51 Ohio River Bridge connecting Wickliffe, Kentucky to Cairo, Illnois, begin <span data-term="goog_302249812" tabindex="0">Monday</span> morning that will essentially limit traffic to passenger vehicles. The 50 day restriction allows Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractors to repair deck stringers, replace 10 joints and patch the bridge deck. The work zone restrictions include dual wheeled trucks, buses, motor homes and vehicles pulling trailers Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:29:01 +0000 Whitney Jones 33458 at http://wkms.org Ohio River Bridge Restrictions Begin Monday UPDATE: Major Restrictions on US 51 Ohio River Bridge Begin July 29 http://wkms.org/post/update-major-restrictions-us-51-ohio-river-bridge-begin-july-29 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Work to maintain and repair the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois will restrict traffic to a 7 -foot maximum load width starting&nbsp;Monday, July 29, 2013 <em>(KYTC had initially reported the 22nd, the contractor requested to delay the start date one week.)&nbsp;</em> The work zone restriction will prohibit trucks, buses, motor homes and vehicles pulling trailers from crossing the bridge for approximately 56 days.</p><p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 16:42:38 +0000 Drew Adams & Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 33077 at http://wkms.org UPDATE: Major Restrictions on US 51 Ohio River Bridge Begin July 29 Cairo Bridge Repairs Delayed http://wkms.org/post/cairo-bridge-repairs-delayed <p>A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has asked to delay the start of repairs on the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky. and Cairo, Ill. until after July 7.</p><p>During the repairs, the bridge will have a 7-foot maximum load width, which means an 80-mile detour for commercial drivers.</p><p>In a press release, KYTC spokesman Keith Todd said the agency wants truckers and suppliers who depend on the 76-year-old river crossing to be fully prepared for the coming project, which will last about two months.</p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 19:11:52 +0000 John Null 32048 at http://wkms.org Cairo Bridge Repairs Delayed