Some I-71 southbound lanes closed for bridge check

NEW CASTLE, Ky. (AP) - People traveling south on Interstate 71 for the next few days will find some lanes closed as state inspectors examine the bridge over the CSX railroad at mile point 32.3.

The inspection will run from Thursday through next Wednesday. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says lane closures are possible from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. EDT weekdays.

To avoid affecting traffic during upcoming NASCAR races at Kentucky Speedway in Sparta, inspection of the northbound I-71 bridge is being delayed.

Weather or other problems could change the starting date or duration of the work. For updates, dial 511 or log on to for the latest traffic information in Kentucky.

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