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Cleanup from Recent Storms Continues
Posted: 19-Feb-2009 11:09PM CST
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The state is still cleaning up from recent ice and wind storms.
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)
US 23 to get Weigh Station
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 2:29AM CST
In effort to combat overweight coal trucks, the state will install a weigh station on US 23: Lexongton Herald-Leader: State to put scale on busy coal route (Jan. 4, 2006)
Rock and Mud Slides Close Two Floyd County Highways
Posted: 16-May-2005 4:08AM CDT
Heavy rains in April caused mudslides that forced the temporary closure of parts of KY 404 and KY 194 in Floyd County.
US 23 found to be State’s Deadliest Road
Posted: 10-Jan-2005 5:19PM CST
Topics: [Boyd County] [Floyd County] [Greenup County] [Johnson County] [Lawrence County] [Letcher County] [Pike County] [US 23]
Records show that US 23 is the state’s deadliest roadway: Lexington Herald-Leader: Memorials every few miles on U.S. Highway 23 (Jan. 9, 2005)
Prestonsburg Mayor’s Road Renaming Raises Legal Questions
Posted: 10-Jan-2005 5:17PM CST
Topics: [Floyd County]
Prestonsburg’s mayor has been on a street renaming spree that has raised questions over whether he has the authority to rename state maintained roads: Lexington Herald-Leader: Renaming road snares mayor in legal tussle (Jan. 2, 2005) , Associated Press: State asked to decide whether mayor can rename road (Jan. 2, 2005)
Floyd County Community to Be Relocated to Higher Ground
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:31AM CDT
Topics: [Floyd County]
A federally backed project to move the Floyd County town of Martin from its flood prone location to an area above the flood plain began in July. The $97-million federally funded project is expected to last eight years.
More information: WKYT: Massive Town Relocation Project Underway (July 11, 2004)
Prestonsburg Area Truckers Stage Protest
Posted: 1-Jul-2004 2:46AM CDT
Prestonsburg area truckers staged a protest along US 23 yesterday. The truckers claim that enforcement of rules governing the weight of trucks is unfair: Floyd County Times: Truckers line up along highway to seek reforms (June 30, 2004)
Floods Ravage Eastern Kentucky Roads
Posted: 24-Jun-2004 1:28AM CDT
Topics: [Clark County] [Floyd County] [Johnson County] [Knott County] [KY 292] [Lawrence County] [Letcher County] [Martin County] [Pike County]
Heavy rains in June washed out several roads in far eastern Kentucky. Damage was so severe the Transportation Cabinet Highway District 12 was forces to halt all routine highway maintenance and refocus on emergency road repairs. Preliminary estimates are that repairs will cost $6 million.
The rain and floods also damaged roads in Clark County.
Additionally, the rains are believed to have contributed to the partial collapse of KY 292, the Huntley-Brinkley Road, along the Tug Fork in Pike County. The road was constructed by local residents nearly 40 years ago. After the area was featured on the NBC evening news with Chet Huntley and David Brinkley, television viewers nationwide sent donations to aid in the construction of the road. Local residents believe heavy coal trucks contributed to the collapse of the road.
More information: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Highway District 12: District 12 surveys flood damage with FEMA reps (June 6, 2004) , Winchester Sun: Clark County included in request for disaster relief (June 8, 2004) , Lexington Herald-Leader: It's good night to section of Huntley-Brinkley Road (June 15, 2004) , Lexington Herald-Leader: Cause of eastern Kentucky road's deterioration debated (June 15, 2004)
400 Mile Yard Sale along US 68/KY 80
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 8:00AM CDT
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US 68 and KY 80 played host a 400 mile long yard sale the first weekend of June: Bowling Green Daily News: 400-mile yard sale kicks off on 68-80 (June 3, 2004) , (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: The 400-mile sale (June 4, 2004) , Bowling Green Daily News: Buyers crossing nation for statewide sale (June 5, 2004) , Bowling Green Daily News: Festival gives Smiths Grove chance to relax, sell goods (June 6, 2004)
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)
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:
Upcoming Floyd Road Projects Include Minnie-Harold Connector and KY 122 Rebuilding
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 9:04AM CDT
The state legislature has allocated $39 million for the reconstruction of KY 979 and KY 680 from Harold to Minnie in Floyd County. Additionally parts of KY 122 in Floyd County will be rebuilt.
Reference: Floyd County Times
KY 680: "Lovel Hall Memorial Highway"
Posted: 3-Nov-2002 9:07PM CST
KY 680 in Floyd County has been named in honor of Lovel Hall, longtime Floyd County PVA.
More information: http://www.kytc.state.ky.us/News/680.htm
Town Branch Bridge in Prestonsburg Dismantled
Posted: 22-Feb-2002 6:27PM CST
The Town Branch Bridge has been dismantled in Prestonsburg. The 68-year-old bridge was removed to make way for a new bridge.
Prestonsburg Bridge to be Demolished
Posted: 22-Jan-2002 11:02PM CST
The January 16th, 2002 edition of the Floyd County Times (no longer online) has a picture with a short caption about the demolition of the Town Branch Bridge in Prestonsburg. KYTC engineers are inspecting the bridge to determine how best to destroy it. (The image will disappear from the site soon.)
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