This page contains news and information about roads and highways in Lincoln County, Kentucky.
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
US 150 and Cedar Creek Lake
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 8:37PM CDT
Danny Lewis has created a website with information about the Cedar Creek Lake project in Lincoln County. The recent creation of the lake involved the rebuilding of US 150 and KY 1770. Danny's site includes maps and photographs. Some pictures show part of the Old US 150 being slowly submerged as the lake level rises.
Federal Budget includes Money for Kentucky Road Projects
Posted: 3-Mar-2003 10:37PM CST
Topics: [Edmonson County] [Fayette County] [Interstate 265] [Interstate 65] [Interstate 66] [Interstate 75] [Jefferson County] [KY 101] [Lincoln County] [Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project] [Pulaski County] [Rockcastle County] [Warren County]
The federal budget for 2002 includes money for several road projects in Kentucky. These projects include:
More information: Daily News: Region lands more than $13 million in funds (Feb. 15, 2003) , Courier-Journal: Budget funds projects in area (Feb. 15, 2003) , Herald-Leader: Kentucky projects in federal budget bill (Feb. 15, 2003)
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.
Scoping Study: US 150 to I-75 Connector Route
Posted: 30-Dec-2002 5:20AM CST
The KYTC Division of Planning has posted information concerning a scoping study to determine a route for a connector route between US 150 and I-75 in Lincoln and Rockcastle Counties.
US 150 and Cedar Lake Dam Dedication
Posted: 1-Sep-2002 6:06AM CDT
Frankfort, Ky. - Governor Paul E. Patton will be joined by representatives of Lincoln County, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to dedicate the new Cedar Lake Dam and US 150 reconstruction on Wednesday, September 4th, 2002 at 2:45 p.m. ET.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place on the dam located approximately 6.5 miles west of Stanford on US 150.
New Section of US 150 in Lincoln County Nearly Complete
Posted: 24-Aug-2002 3:42AM CDT
A newly rebuilt six-mile section of US 150 in Lincoln County between Stanford and Crab Orchard has recently opened to traffic. The new road includes a dam on Cedar Creek. The project is expected to be completed soon and a dedication ceremony has been tentatively scheduled Sept. 4.
More information: Advocate Messenger: New Part of US 150 Opens to Traffic (Aug. 22, 2002)
The above article also mentions a project on KY 501 to eliminate two 90 degree turns and a project to correct a rock fall hazard on US 27 in Lincoln County. The rock fall hazard was caused by people looking for the mineral millerite.
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 .
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.
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