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Welcome to the Lake Bridges project website. This site provides information about the project and allows you to share your concerns and ask questions. KYTC is committed and will continue to keep the community well-informed as this project moves forward. We hope you will visit this site often for the latest information on the Lake Bridges Project.


On Dec. 1, 2015 the Johnson Brothers Corp. team moved the steel arch span onto the new piers. This was a milestone event for the construction of the new bridge over KY Lake. Work will continue including the placement of girders and the concrete deck on the approach spans.

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Bridge Rendering

Proposed Basket-Handle Tied Arch Bridge

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Project Status

The design for the new KY Lake crossing is complete. An advance construction contract was awarded to Jim Smith Contracting Company LLC in early 2013 and essentially completed in spring of 2014. The construction bid price was $24.2M. This advance contract constructed the east and west end causeways and a bridge over the lagoon at the west end of the crossing.

The construction contract for the bridge over the lake itself and the construction of the roadway and the multi-use paths was awarded to Johnson Brothers Corp. in February 2014. The construction bid price was $131.5M. Work is progressing with completion scheduled for 2016.

The design for the new Lake Barkley crossing was completed in 2014. The project was let to construction on Dec. 19, 2014. Seven bids were received and the project has been awarded to PCL Civil Constructors, Inc. of Denver, CO on Feb. 11, 2015. The construction bid price is $128.3M. The Contractor has mobilized with final completion anticipated in 2018. The award announcement from Governor Beshear may be viewed HERE.