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[KY 152]
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) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Funding Louisville Bridges Project Could Delay 80 Other Road Projects
Posted: 1-Mar-2006 5:18AM CST

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) [Outside Link], Danville Advocate-Messenger: Bridge construction could delay U.S. 27 project in Garrard (Feb. 28, 2006) [Outside Link]

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[US 27]
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.

More information: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Item No. 7-196.00 [Outside Link], Danville Advocate Messenger: State looking at another U.S. 27 widening project (March 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 27]
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) [Outside Link], Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Drive Smart [Outside Link]

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[KY 52]
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) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
Upcoming Public Meetings
Posted: 15-Oct-2004 3:56AM CDT
  • October 26: Public meeting to discuss the replacement of the KY 2448 crossing of the North Fork of the Kentucky River. (6PM-8PM at the Hazard City Hall) [more information [Outside Link]]

  • November 4: Public hearing to discuss the reconstruction of KY 52 in Garrard and Madison counties. (5PM-8PM at Paint Lick Elementary School) [more information [Outside Link]]

  • November 9: Public meeting to discuss alternatives for a proposed route between the AA Highway at Tollesboro and US 68 at Fairview. (5PM-7PM in the Fleming RECC Meeting Room in Flemingsburg) [more information [Outside Link]]

  • November 29, 30: Public meeting to discuss construction of the new Interstate 66 between Somerset and London. (Nov. 29 5PM-8PM at London Community Center and Nov. 30 5PM-8PM at The Center for Rural Development in Somereset) [more information [Outside Link]]
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[KY 52]
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.

More information: KYTC Press Release: First stage of KY 52 Reconstruction officially opens (Oct. 29, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[US 27]
Planning Continues to Widen US 27 in Garrard County
Posted: 30-Aug-2003 7:37PM CDT
Topics: [Garrard County] [US 27]

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.

More information: Danville Advocate Messenger: Planning continues on widening U.S. 27 (Aug. 26, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[US 27]
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 [Outside Link] concerning the reconstruction of US 27 in Garrard and Lincoln Counties.

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[US 27]
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 [Outside Link] (no longer online)

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[US 27]
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 [Outside Link] (no longer online)

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[US 27]
US 27 Project Moves Ahead
Posted: 9-Feb-2002 12:05AM CST

The Danville Advocate Messenger reports here [Outside Link] (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.

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[US 27]
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 [Outside Link].

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[US 27]
US 27 Route Decision in Garrard County Nears
Posted: 12-Jan-2002 12:30AM CST
Topics: [Garrard County] [US 27]

This Danville Advocate-Messenger article [Outside Link] (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.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
New Planning Studies Released
Posted: 10-Jan-2002 6:27PM CST

A number of new planning studies have been released including a new connector near Grayson in Carter County [Outside Link], reconstruction of US 27 in Garrard and Lincoln Counties [Outside Link], reconstruction of KY 101 in Warren County [Outside Link], reconstruction of KY 90 in Barren County [Outside Link], and reconstruction of US 25 in Boone County [Outside Link].

Update: The KYTC has also launched two new websites devoted to particular projects: KY52.com [Outside Link] for improvements to KY 52 in Garrard and Madison counties and E2RC.com [Outside Link] for information about the Elizabethtown-Radcliff Connector.

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[US 27]
Historic Site Causes Delays on Choosing New Route for US 27 in Garrard County
Posted: 8-Nov-2001 10:52PM CST
Topics: [Garrard County] [US 27]

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 [Outside Link] (no longer online), an article detailing the site and the progress of the study [Outside Link] (no longer online), and an article about the effect of the late decision on local businesses [Outside Link] (no longer online).

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