KY 36: Work continues on the KY 36 bridge that crosses Locust Creek in Carroll County. The completion date has been pushed back with a tentative opening the week of July 3. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
KY 36: Work continues on the KY 36 bridge that crosses Locust Creek in Carroll County. The completion date has been pushed back with a tentative opening the week of July 3. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
Poor weather conditions has delayed the reopening of a bridge and major roadway in Carroll County.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet extended the road closure KY 36 until the week of July 3, a release said. The bridge replacement project over Locust Creek was slated to be completed later this week to allow the roadway to reopen.

Weather has been an issue throughout the project, causing a 10-day delay at the beginning of the project. Now, poor weather conditions have delayed the reopening of the roadway by nearly a month.

Once completed, the new Locust Creek bridge will have three spans and will be 231 feet long, including the approaches. The south approach will be reconfigured to provide better sight distance for safety of motorists.

Detours will remain in place until the roadway reopens traffic next month. Travelers may take KY 36 from Milton to U.S. 421 to U.S. 42 and back to KY 36 in Carroll County. Local residents may also use KY 1492 and KY 3176 to KY 1226.

Judy Construction Company of Cynthiana was awarded the low-bid contract of $2.6 million for the bridge replacement project, which is funded by the state.