Ohio River bridge between Wickliffe and Cairo reduced to 1 lane

WICKLIFFE, KY (KFVS) - The US 51/US 60/US 62 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky. and Cairo, Ill. will be restricted to one lane Wednesday, according to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Drivers can expect to encounter one lane traffic with alternating flow controlled by flaggers from about 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m., CDT.

The lane restriction is to allow preparation for more extensive work that is expected to start in the next few weeks.

Drivers should be alert for equipment, flaggers, and personnel on the bridge deck in close proximity to traffic flow. Delays should be minimal, generally less than 5 minutes.

The Wickliffe-Cairo Bridge carries US 51, US 60, and US 62 traffic across the Ohio River at US 51 Kentucky mile point 7.372. About 5,500 vehicles across the Ohio River each day between Wickliffe, KY, and Cairo, IL. It connects with the US 60/US 62 Mississippi River Bridge to Bird's Point, Missouri at the southern tip of Illinois.

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