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[Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway]
Construction equipment to cross parkway through the summer, be prepared to stop on the Nunn Parkway
Posted: 1-Jun-2010 8:16PM CDT

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – (May 21, 2010) The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to be aware of construction vehicles crossing the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at mile marker 15.25 beginning Tuesday morning, weather permitting. This crossing is east of Exit 14 (KY 90).
This crossing is not at an interchange but is in the middle of on-going construction for the eastern section of the Glasgow Outer Loop. The vehicle crossings are necessary for interchange work on the south side of the parkway and will continue through the summer.
Dump trucks and other heavy equipment vehicles will be flagged across BOTH directions of the Nunn Parkway during daylight hours.
Traffic will be brought to a stop in each direction during these crossovers.
Motorists are advised to watch for flaggers, reduce their speed and be prepared to come to a complete stop at this location.
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[Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway]
Work on Glasgow Outer Loop to Impact Cumberland Parkway Traffic
Posted: 18-Aug-2009 12:40AM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on August 9, 2009:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – KYTC crews have pushed traffic down to one lane in each direction on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway in preparation for bridge pier construction.
Both directions of the Nunn Parkway will be pushed down to one lane around the clock at mile marker 15-16 for the next 45 days. The lane closures are approximately 2,000 feet in length and will allow crews to begin work on the interchange for the Glasgow Outer Loop.
The third section of the outer loop was awarded to Hinkle Contracting in June for $13,730,000 and is tentatively scheduled for completion in the spring of 2011.
Motorists are advised to use caution and pay attention to signage while traveling through this work zone. The speed limit in this area has been reduced to 55 mph.
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[New Route]
New Glasgow Outer Loop Named in Honor of Veterans; Opens to Traffic Dec. 15
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:10PM CST

The nearly completed Glasgow Outer Loop has been officially named the Veterans Outer Loop. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the route was held on Dec. 2.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: New road to be named Veterans Outer Loop (Nov. 28, 2004) [Outside Link], Glasgow Daily Times: Outer Loop ribbon cutting Thursday (Nov. 28, 2004) [Outside Link], WBKO 13: Veterans Outer Loop Scheduled to Open (Dec. 3, 2004) [Outside Link], Glasgow Daily Times: Ribbon cutting opens first section of new outer loop (Dec. 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

(Updated, Dec. 22) The Outer Loop opened to traffic on December 15.

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[New Route]
Paving Underway on Glasgow Outer Loop
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:09AM CST

The new Glasgow Outer Loop moved one step closer to completion when paving began last week. A locally mined material known as Kyrock is being used to surface the highway.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: Section of Outer Loop nears completion with application of Kyrock (Nov. 14, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Glasgow Seeks Name for New Outer Loop
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:17AM CDT

The city of Glasgow is holding a contest to select a name for the new outer loop. The contest is open to residents of Barren County who are 18 years of age or older. For more details on how to submit a suggestion see the city of Glasgow web site [Outside Link]. The final name for the new road will be selected by a committee composed of city leaders and the Barren County judge executive. The submitter of the winning name will receive a $100 gift certificate.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: City to sponsor contest: Suggestions sought to name new outer loop (July 10, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Main Sections of New Glasgow Outer Loop to Open by Fall
Posted: 30-Jun-2004 12:09AM CDT

The new Glasgow Outer Loop will be mostly complete by the fall. The new highway will connect KY 90 west of Glasgow to US 68/KY 80 east of the city.

The only remaining uncompleted sections of the highway are two connections to the Cumberland Parkway. There is currently no funding to begin construction on these sections.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Main sections of Glasgow’s outer loop to open by winter (June 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Glasgow Outer Loop Ahead of Schedule
Posted: 3-Feb-2004 9:37AM CST

The front page of Feb. 2's Glasgow Daily Times [Outside Link] includes a photograph of a bridge near US 68-KY 80 that is being built as part of the Glasgow Outer Loop. The Daily Times reports that the project is running ahead of schedule.

Photograph: Glasgow Daily Times: Feb. 2, 2004 [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Glasgow Outer Loop Ground Breaking Set for Jan. 25
Posted: 22-Jan-2002 10:51PM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a ground breaking ceremony for the Glasgow Outer Loop on Friday, Jan. 25 at 2:00 p.m. It will be held at the Highland 7 Cinemas on Ky. 90. The loop will be around the northern side of the city and connect to the Louis B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway (future Interstate 66) east and west of the city.

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[New Route]
Glasgow Outer Loop Archaeological Dig Complete
Posted: 14-Oct-2001 6:47AM CDT

The Glasgow Daily Times reports in this article [Outside Link] that the Glasgow Outer Loop is one step closer to construction now that archaeological work along the proposed path is complete.

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[New Route]
Bids to be Let for New Glasgow Loop Road
Posted: 23-Sep-2001 7:00PM CDT

The Glasgow Daily Times reports in this Sept. 22, 2001 article [Outside Link] that bids will be let for a portion of the new Glasgow outer loop on Sept. 28. When complete this road will connect with the Nunn Cumberland Parkway to the east and to the west of Glasgow and loop around the north of the city.

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