On July 18, 2002, 18.859 miles of KY 80 between KY 58 at Brewers and US 68 at Aurora in Marshall County were redesignated KY 402. This action was taken to free up the KY 80 designation for the new four lane highway under construction between Aurora and Mayfield.
See the KY 80 page for more information.
[Signage for KY 402 at the new intersection of US 68, KY 80, and KY 94 in Aurora.]
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New section of KY 80 to open in Western Kentucky
Posted: 3-Nov-2009 10:30PM CST
The final section of the newly construction four-lane route for KY 80 between Aurora and Mayfield will open soon. The new KY 80 runs further south than its original routing and crosses US 641 closer to Murray than the original route. KY 80's original route has been signed as KY 402 for several years. The opening of the new route will once again make KY 80 a continuous route.
More information: Associated Press: New highway stretch nearly done (Oct. 28, 2009)
New Section of KY 80 to Open in Jackson Purchase
Posted: 17-Oct-2004 8:33AM CDT
The recently created gap in KY 80 will be one step closer to closure on Thursday when an 8-mile section of newly constructed highway opens in Marshall and Calloway Counties. The new section of highway will complete the new four lane highway between Aurora and US 641 north of Murray. The new roads will be signed as KY 80.
Formally, KY 80 followed a two lane road between Aurora and Mayfield. That road has been renumbered as KY 402.
The next phase of the KY 80 widening project will be to construct a new highway between US 641 and Mayfield.
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)
Reconstruction of Kentucky 80 between Cadiz and Mayfield Progresses
Posted: 21-Feb-2004 9:41PM CST
Topics: [Calloway County] [Graves County] [KY 402] [KY 80] [Land Between the Lakes] [Marshall County] [Trigg County] [US 68]
Funding to continue the reconstruction of KY 80 is included in the new Six-Year Highway Plan. The project to widen KY 80 between Cadiz and Mayfield is broken up into three phases.
The existing two-lane stretch of KY 80 between Aurora and Kentucky 58 east of Mayfield has already been renumbered as KY 402.
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:
New Road in Western Kentucky Will be New Route of Kentucky 80
Posted: 6-Sep-2002 11:40PM CDT
H.B. Elkins posts in this Usenet message that he has learned from Jeff Moore at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that KY 80 will be routed along the new road currently under construction between Aurora and Mayfield. The current route of KY 80 between Aurora and KY 58 near Brewers has been renumbered as KY 402.
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