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[I-66]
Courier-Journal Reviews I-66
Posted: 1-Mar-2006 2:41AM CST
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The Courier-Journal takes a look at the proposed Interstate 66: Courier-Journal: I-66: A road to growth or path of destruction?; Environmental impact statement for first Kentucky leg being studied (Feb. 26, 2006) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Three Western Kentucky Bridges to Receive Solar Powered Navigation Lights
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:16AM CDT

The US 51/US 60/US 62 bridge at Wickliffe, the US 45 bridge at Paducah, and the KY 56 bridge in Union County will all received new solar powered river navigation lights: USATODAY.com: Kentucky (July 9, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Chief Highway Engineers Appointed in Nine Districts
Posted: 30-Jun-2004 1:07AM CDT
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Gov. Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Bailey have appointed chief highway engineers for nine of the Division of Highways' twelve districts.

  • Edward “Ted” Merryman has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for districts 1 and 2. Previously, Merryman was chief highway engineer for district 2. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Greg Meredith has been reappointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 2. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Gary M. Raymer, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 4. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • David Jones, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 6. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Jim Rummage, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 7. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Katrina O. Bradley, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 9. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Samuel H. Beverage, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for districts 10 and 11. [ more information [Outside Link]]

More information: WKYT: Gov. Fletcher Hires New Highway Engineers (June 29, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Fletcher appoints top highway engineers (June 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Hardin County News-Enterprise: Highway engineer appointed in E'town (June 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Maysville Ledger-Independent: New KTC Engineer Sees District as Unique (July 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Activist Group Denounces Louisville East End Bridge and I-66
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 8:00AM CDT
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A report by a tax watchdog group and environmental activist group denounces plans to construct a new Ohio River bridge in eastern Jefferson County and plans to construct Interstate 66 across Kentucky: Courier-Journal: East End bridge draws fire (June 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Dave Honan Contributes Ohio River Bridge and US 119 Pike County Photographs
Posted: 25-May-2004 6:00AM CDT

Dave Honan [Outside Link] has contributed photographs of several bridges over the Ohio River:

Additionally, he has provided several photographs of a section of the US 119 relocation project in Pike County.

You can find more of his bridge and railroad photography on Dave’s website [Outside Link].

Thanks for the contribution Dave!

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[I-66]
Illinois and I-66
Posted: 1-Mar-2004 8:54AM CST

After initially declining to study possible routes for I-66 through southern Illinois, it seems that Illinois and Missouri residents are now hoping to have the route built between I-24 and a new bridge over the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau.

Kentucky is in the process of a feasibility study to determine the best route for I-66 between Paducah and the Mississippi River near Wickliffe.

More information: Southeast Missourian: Illinois I-66 planners wait on feds (date unknown) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
Illinois Residents Want Interstate 66
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 9:46PM CDT

The Illinois Department of Transportation has reported a positive response to the proposed Interstate 66. Originally, Illinois had shied away from building part of Interstate 66 in Illinois. Building I-66 in Illinois would mean that Kentucky would not get a crossing over the Mississippi River in Ballard County.

More information: Associated Press: Saying Yes to Interstate 66 (July 24, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Over Two-hundred Photographs Added
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 11:36AM CDT
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Two-hundred-and-sixty-two photographs of Kentucky's roads have been added to this website. The new photo galleries include:

A few new images have been added to the KentuckyRoads.com - Miscellaneous Signs and KentuckyRoads.com - General Images galleries as well.

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[I-66]
Upcoming I-66 Ballard, Marshall, and McCracken County Public Meetings
Posted: 3-Nov-2002 9:14PM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be holding a public meeting to discuss the proposed Interstate 66 in western Kentucky from 5pm to 7pm at Ballard Memorial High School, 3561 Paducah Rd., La Center, KY.

More information: http://www.kytc.state.ky.us/planning/pl-projects/projects/I-66/i66_12.10.02/i66_12.10.02.shtm [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
New Interstate 66 Maps
Posted: 1-Sep-2002 6:15AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning has posted a few new maps of preliminary study corridors for I-66 in western Kentucky.

Ballard and McCracken Counties

Warren and Edmonson Counties

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[I-66]
Reports from I-66 Public Meetings
Posted: 24-Aug-2002 4:16AM CDT

Ballard County and McCracken County

Three possible routes for I-66 in Ballard County and McCracken County were revealed at a meeting in LaCenter on Tuesday:

  • One route begins at Old Mayfield Road and I-24 in McCracken County and passes through the southern park of McCracken and Ballard Counties before crossing the Mississippi River at Wickliffe.
  • Another route generally follows US 62 and KY 286 from Paducah to a new Mississippi River crossing at Wickliffe.
  • A third route would follow I-24 into Illinois and construct a new route to Cape Girardeau, MO. Illinois officials are not participating in the study because of issues with building a route through the Shawnee National Forest.

The engineering firm of Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas is conducting the study along with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Another meeting is expected to be held later this year.

More information: Courier-Journal: Public input sought on possible I-66 routes in Western Kentucky (Aug. 22, 2002) [Outside Link]

Warren County and Edmonson County

The Glasgow Daily Times reports that I-66 public meeting in Warren County and Edmonson County were well attended. They report that the engineering firm of Bernard, Lochmueller and Associates, Inc. is working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to provide alternatives for routes the proposed I-66 between the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway and the William H. Natcher Parkway. Parties interested in viewing information from the public meetings should contact Keirsten Jaggers or Jeff Moore at the KYTC office in Bowling Green. The phone number is (270) 746-7898.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: I-66 meeting well attended (Aug. 22, 2002) [Outside Link], Glasgow Daily Times: I-66 public meeting draws large crowd (Aug. 16, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
I-66 Mississippi River Crossing
Posted: 12-Aug-2002 8:52PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be holding a public meeting on Aug. 20 to discuss the I-66 project in Ballard and McCracken Counties. The meeting will be held from 5pm to 7pm at Ballard Memorial High School.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Upcoming Public Meetings: I-66, Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, Other Routes
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 2:26AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled several planning meetings:

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Procurement Bulletins
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 1:32AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Professional Services has posted several procurement bulletins [Outside Link]. Even if you aren't a contractor, these bulletins are useful for learning about upcoming road projects. Recent bulletins include:

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[I-66]
Updated I-66 Information
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 1:26AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's I-66 web sites have been updated. Information from planning projects in Ballard, Edmonson, Marshall, McCracken, and Warren county can be found here [Outside Link]. The Official Interstate 66 [Outside Link] website has been updated with information about the Ballard and McCracken segment [Outside Link] and Pulaski and Laurel segment [Outside Link].

A new vicinity map [Outside Link] of the Pike/Mingo segment has been added. Also, the Phase 1 Archeological Survey for Pike/Mingo segment [Outside Link] has begun.

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[I-66]
I-66 Mississippi River Crossing Being Studied
Posted: 5-May-2002 2:49AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Missouri Department of Transportation have begun a study to choose a route for I-66 to cross the Mississippi River. A public meeting on the issue has been scheduled for Map 14, 2002. The KYTC has posted a map of the study area [Outside Link].

The public open house will be held at the Information Age Park Resource Center, Great Center in Paducah from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on May 14. A meeting will be held in Sikeston, Missouri on May 13 at the Missouri DOT District Office. More materials for the public meetings can be found here [Outside Link].

This article [Outside Link] from Paducah's NewsChannel 6 has additional information about the proposed I-66.

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[US 60]
Planning Study for Improvements to US 60 in Ballard and McCracken Counties
Posted: 12-Jan-2002 12:53AM CST

The KYTC Planning website has been updated with materials for a planning study [Outside Link]to look at improvements to US 60 at the Ballard-McCracken County line.

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[I-66]
KYTC Posts New Information about I-66 Planning in Warren County
Posted: 5-Sep-2001 9:40PM CDT

The KYTC has posted materials from an August 30, 2001 meeting regarding I-66 between I-65 and the Natcher Parkway here [Outside Link].

In addition the KYTC planning web site has new dedicated to I-66. Here is a list of links to I-66 information on the KYTC website:

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[US 60]
Materials from US 60 Public Meeting in Ballard County
Posted: 22-Aug-2001 1:46AM CDT
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The KYTC has posted these materials [Outside Link] for an upcoming public meeting regarding the reconstruction of US 60 in Ballard County. The meeting will be held on Thursday, September 13, 2001.

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