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Rowan County KY 32 Project Nearly Half Finished
Posted: 30-Oct-2005 11:47PM CST
A project to reconstruct part of KY 32 in Rowan County is nearly half completed: Morehead News: KY 32 widening project nearly half finished (Oct. 25, 2005)
Stonemasons Build New Abutments for Goddard Bridge
Posted: 10-Sep-2005 9:40PM CDT
In July, stonemasons began work to rebuild abutments for the Goddard Bridge. The covered bridge off KY 32 in Fleming County is undergoing a restoration project.
Preferred KY 645 Alternative Would Widen KY 32
Posted: 4-Apr-2005 1:36AM CDT
At a recent citizens advisory board meeting, a route that would widen KY 32 between Sandy Hook and Morehead was chosen as the preferred alternative for a proposed extension of KY 645 from US 23 to I-64.
Work Underway on Goddard Bridge
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 3:48AM CST
The Maysville Ledger Independent reports that contractors have begun work on the Goddard Covered Bridge along KY 32 in Fleming County. The initial work will place cribbing under the bridge so it can be temporarily raised above its supports during restoration.
Goddard Bridge Work Starts This Week
Posted: 10-Mar-2005 5:32AM CST
Work will begin Thursday to repair the Goddard Covered Bridge in Fleming County. Originally, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet had planned to allow a contractor to remove the bridge and repair it offsite; however, local residents protested and the state agreed to require that all restoration work be performed onsite.
The bridge is believed to have been constructed in the 1820s, and was last restored in 1968.
Goddard Bridge Renovations Months Away
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 7:58AM CDT
The Maysville Ledger Independent reports that the Goddard Covered Bridge in Fleming County is under contract to be renovated; however, the renovations will not begin until public meetings can be held to discuss the project. These meetings are not likely to be held for another two months.
The bridge has been the focus of attention since plans to remove the bridge for renovation were met with anger from local residents at a public meeting in 2003. The transportation cabinet has since asked the project contractor to revise their plans so the bridge can be repaired onsite. Outrage over the plans to remove the bridge led to the enactment of new legislation governing how the state’s covered bridges are to be managed.
Historically, the area around the bridge has been home to the Fleming County Covered Bridge Festival; however, this year the festival has been forced to move because an agreement to use the land near the bridge could not be secured.
Elliott County Chamber of Commerce Concerned about KY 32/KY 7 Widening
Posted: 1-Jun-2004 6:52AM CDT
The Elliott County Chamber of Commerce held a public meeting last week to discuss plans to widen KY 32/KY 7 through Sandy Hook. The chamber is concerned that the plans will impact parking at existing businesses along the route.
Georgetown By-pass Maybe Completed by 2010
Posted: 29-Feb-2004 9:40AM CST
In an article that no longer appears to be online, the Georgetown News-Graphic reports that the final leg of the Georgetown Bypass would be completed in 2010 under the proposed six-year highway plan. Construction on the bypass originally began in 1994 when the section eastern half of the bypass from US 25 south to US 25 north was completed. In 1997, the southwestern stretch of the bypass between US 460 west and US 25 south was constructed.
Under the proposed six year highway plan, right of way purchases for the stretch of the bypass between US 460 west and US 25 north would begin in 2007. Actual construction of the road would begin in 2010.
More information: Hartman, Chas. J. "Final leg of bypass could end in 2010." Georgetown (Ky.) News-Graphic 27 Feb 2004.
Approach to Yatesville Lake State Park to be Widened
Posted: 3-Nov-2003 2:32AM CST
Planning is underway to widen five miles of KY 32 between US 23 and Yatesville Lake State Park; however, construction is not expected to begin until 2007.
Winter Storms Damage Roads
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 7:30AM CDT
Winter storms and floods severely damaged several roads in Lawrence County.
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