This page contains news and information about roads and highways in Garrard County, Kentucky.
KY 152 Kennedy Mill Bridge to close for 6 months
Posted: 9-Oct-2009 7:43AM CDT
The Kennedy Mill Bridge over Herrington Lake will close for six months starting Monday for repairs: Lexington Herald-Leader: Kennedy Mill bridge to close 6 months for repairs; 6-month repair/closure will triple Bridge's limit (Oct. 9, 2009)
Funding Louisville Bridges Project Could Delay 80 Other Road Projects
Posted: 1-Mar-2006 5:18AM CST
Topics: [2006 Regular Session] [Garrard County] [Interstate 265] [Interstate 65] [Indiana] [Jefferson County] [Commonwealth of Kentucky] [Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project] [The Ohio River] [US 27]
A shift of funding to the Louisville Bridge Project could delay dozens of other state road projects: Courier-Journal: Bridges plan could delay 80 state road projects; $789 million in federal funds now targeted for Louisville (Feb. 28, 2006) , Danville Advocate-Messenger: Bridge construction could delay U.S. 27 project in Garrard (Feb. 28, 2006)
US 27 Garrard-Lincoln County Public Meeting Announced
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 3:51AM CST
A public meeting to discuss the proposed widening of US 27 between KY 34 in Garrard County and US 150 in Lincoln County will be held between 5:00pm and 8:00pm on Tuesday, April 19, 2005 at the Garrard County High School.
US 27 Targeted for Drive Smart Program
Posted: 9-Feb-2005 1:53AM CST
US 27 from Fayette County to Lincoln County has been targeted for the “Drive Smart” safety program: Danville Advocate Messenger: U.S. 27 corridor selected for safety campaign (Feb. 7, 2005) , Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Drive Smart
Plans for KY 52 Reconstruction Unveiled
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:05AM CST
At a recent public meeting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveiled plans for the reconstruction of a 4.2-mile of KY 52 in Garrard and Madison Counties: Richmond Register: Road project may force residents from homes (Nov. 2, 2004)
Upcoming Public Meetings
Posted: 15-Oct-2004 3:56AM CDT
Topics: [AA Highway] [Fleming County] [Garrard County] [Interstate 66] [KY 2448] [KY 52] [KY 9] [Laurel County] [Lewis County] [Madison County] [Perry County] [Public Meetings] [Pulaski County] [US 68]
First Stage of KY 52 Reconstruction Project Opens
Posted: 3-Nov-2003 2:34AM CST
A ribbon cutting was held Tuesday to mark the completion of the first stage of a project to reconstruct KY 52 between Lancaster and I-75. The project is planned to be completed in four stages.
Planning Continues to Widen US 27 in Garrard County
Posted: 30-Aug-2003 7:37PM CDT
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is currently waiting for the Federal Highway Administration to approve plans to widen US 27 between Camp Nelson and KY 34. Plans to widen the section between KY 34 and Stanford are still in the design phase.
US 27 Reconstruction in Garrard and Lincoln Counties
Posted: 15-Feb-2003 5:55AM CST
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released the US-27 Intermediate Planning Study concerning the reconstruction of US 27 in Garrard and Lincoln Counties.
Lancaster Favors Western Bypass Route
Posted: 15-Apr-2002 5:33PM CDT
A KYTC study shows that residents of Lancaster overwhelming favor a US 27 by-pass to the west of the city. The US 27 project from KY 34 in Garrard County to US 150 in Lincoln County is in the planning phase. Support for a bypass around Stanford is not as a clear cut. The planning phase of the US 27 project is set to end in July. The design phase is expected to begin on October 1 and last until September of 2003. Environmental impacts of the proposed route will be studies during the design phase.
More information: Advocate-Messenger: Lancaster Favors Western Bypass Route (no longer online)
Lancaster Wants US 27 Bypass
Posted: 2-Mar-2002 7:28AM CST
Lancaster residents expressed their want for a US 27 bypass at a recent public meeting. The Transportation Cabinet is studying a reconstruction of US 27 from KY 34 in Garrard County to US 150 in Lincoln County.
More information: Danville Advocate-Messenger: Lancaster Residents Want Bypass (no longer online)
US 27 Project Moves Ahead
Posted: 9-Feb-2002 12:05AM CST
The Danville Advocate Messenger reports here (no longer online) that the Kentucky Heritage Council has agreed that Alternate 2B is the "least harm" option for the new four-lane route in Garrard County. The KYTC can now recommend this route to the Federal Highway Administration. There is concern that any reconstruction of the road will damage a Civil War site in the area.
Public Meeting: US 27 in Garrard and Lincoln Counties
Posted: 6-Feb-2002 8:32PM CST
The KYTC will be holding public meetings to discuss the reconstruction of US 27 from KY 34 in Garrard County to the Stanford Bypass. More details can be found here .
US 27 Route Decision in Garrard County Nears
Posted: 12-Jan-2002 12:30AM CST
This Danville Advocate-Messenger article (no longer online) reports that the KYTC is nearing a decision on a route for US 27 reconstruction in Garrard County. Some citizens are concerned about the impact the new route might have on a historic site in the area. US 27 is to be reconstructed as a four lane highway from the Kentucky River to KY 34.
New Planning Studies Released
Posted: 10-Jan-2002 6:27PM CST
Topics: [Barren County] [Boone County] [Carter County] [Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector] [Garrard County] [KY 52] [KY 90] [Lincoln County] [Madison County] [Other Routes] [US 25] [US 27] [Warren County]
A number of new planning studies have been released including a new connector near Grayson in Carter County , reconstruction of US 27 in Garrard and Lincoln Counties , reconstruction of KY 101 in Warren County , reconstruction of KY 90 in Barren County , and reconstruction of US 25 in Boone County .
Update: The KYTC has also launched two new websites devoted to particular projects: KY52.com for improvements to KY 52 in Garrard and Madison counties and E2RC.com for information about the Elizabethtown-Radcliff Connector.
Historic Site Causes Delays on Choosing New Route for US 27 in Garrard County
Posted: 8-Nov-2001 10:52PM CST
Slow going research into the site of Camp Dick Robinson, a Civil War encampment, have delayed the choice of a route for a new four lane US 27 between KY 34 and the Kentucky River for over a year. The Danville Advocate-Messenger has three items about the delay: an editorial blasting the historic preservation as excessive (no longer online), an article detailing the site and the progress of the study (no longer online), and an article about the effect of the late decision on local businesses (no longer online).
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