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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is preparing to open the new $133 million Kentucky Lake bridge to traffic.

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says the new four-lane U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggner’s Ferry Bridge will open to two-lane traffic in the next two to three weeks. Todd said it’s important to get traffic moved over to the new bridge now so the cabinet and contractors can plot the removal of the 84-year-old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says Eggner’s Ferry Bridge on US68/KY80 in Aurora will be restricted to one lane tomorrow (Saturday), from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contractor crews will be doing maintenance work on the existing bridge. KYTC predicts delays will be minimal.

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The Lawrence Memorial Bridge over Lake Barkley at Canton is restricted to one lane today to allow deck patching and guardrail work. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Keith Todd says the restriction is expected to last until 3:00 p.m. 

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UPDATE: The U.S. Coast Guard is now permitting some commercial boat traffic under the Eggners Ferry Bridge work zone. According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, some smaller tow boats are being allowed to move through with the assistance of a helper boat provided by Johnson Brothers Construction - the contractor on the project.

Workers are still securing the 5 million pound steel truss put in place Tuesday for the new Eggners Ferry Bridge.

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The US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge is open to vehicle traffic following its closure Tuesday morning to allow placement of a 550 foot main span on the new bridge. 

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The US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake will be closed Tuesday to allow crews to place the main span of the new bridge.  

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A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contractor is closely monitoring weather conditions ahead of Tuesday’s scheduled placement of the main span on the new Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake.

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  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers have set Dec. 1, weather permitting, as the target for placing the 550-foot main span – a $20 million steel basket-handle arch – on the new U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge.

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The US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge is down to one lane today as road crews work to pour concrete for the new Kentucky Lake Bridge. 

The closure begins at 10 A.M. and is expected to last about 10 hours. 

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The US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake is restricted to one lane until 4PM today in order for contractors to pour concrete for the new bridge.   

Motorists through the area should be on the lookout for construction vehicles and traffic delays.

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