KY 91 reopened at Crooked Creek Bridge in Crittenden Co. after washout
CRITTENDEN COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - KY 91 reopened near the 5 mile marker where a temporary diversion for construction of a new bridge over Crooked Creek washed out due to flash flooding.
It reopened around 2 p.m. on Monday, February 21 to traffic when a contractor finished repairs to the diversion and temporary bridge.
According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the contractor started the reconstruction effort while floodwaters were starting to drop and continued working through the weekend.
The contractor was able to complete repairs before another round of heavy rain expected on Monday night and Tuesday.
The temporary diversion was one of many roads impacted by heavy rain in the Heartland on Thursday, Feb. 17.
This section is a direct connection from Marion to the Cave-in-Rock Ferry. Approximately 850 vehicles travel this section of KY 91 North of Marion in an average day with about 500 of those vehicles crossing the ferry 10 miles to the north.
The target completion date for the new Crooked Creek Bridge is May 1.
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