LOCUST CREEK: Travelers hoping to be finished with the detours around the bridge replacement project on KY 36 over Locust Creek in Carroll County will not get to do so yet. The project that was first scheduled for a June finish, then a new completion date this week, will be pushed back yet again. The bridge deck is yet to be poured, the rails are framed and the approach coming to the bridge from the west is still a muddy path this week. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
LOCUST CREEK: Travelers hoping to be finished with the detours around the bridge replacement project on KY 36 over Locust Creek in Carroll County will not get to do so yet. The project that was first scheduled for a June finish, then a new completion date this week, will be pushed back yet again. The bridge deck is yet to be poured, the rails are framed and the approach coming to the bridge from the west is still a muddy path this week. (Staff photo by Ken Ritchie/kritchie@madisoncourier.com)
A state roadway linking Milton and Carrollton will remain closed for a little while longer because of weather delays.

The bridge construction project over Locust Creek on KY 36 will take at least another month to complete, Carroll County Judge-Executive Harold "Shorty" Tomlinson said Wednesday.

"I would say it's going to be more like August," Tomlinson said. "I've not been told officially yet."

The road closure began in March with the road expected to be open by the June 8. The first deadline was extended because of mechanical issues with equipment and weather.

The road was expected to open this week, but several days of rain have caused the issues again.

Tomlinson said the reopening of the road will continue to depend on the weather. While work on the bridge continues, the weather conditions have not allowed workers to move forward with work on the approaches to the bridge.

"They're actually rebuilding about a half mile of road (going toward Milton)," Tomlinson said.

The redesign of the approach will allow for safer travel and better visibility for drivers.

Tomlinson said he expects another projected road reopening date to be released after the July 4 holiday.

"I know one thing," Tomlinson said. "It's not going to be open this week."

Tomlinson said at a previous Carroll County Fiscal Court meeting that the construction company faces fines - and will continue to face fines - for not completing the bridge construction work as scheduled.

Judy Construction of Cynthiana was awarded the low-bid for the project.