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District 3 Traffic Impact Report for the week of September 17, 2012
Posted: 16-Sep-2012 5:29PM CDT
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From Kentucky Transporation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Sept. 14, 2012):
District 3 Traffic Impact Report
KYTC District 3: Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd and Warren Counties
District 3 Traffic Impact Report for the week of September 3, 2012
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 10:08PM CDT
Topics: [Allen County] [Barren County] [Edmonson County] [Interstate 65] [KY 163] [KY 1749] [KY 178] [KY 2158] [KY 2330] [KY 255] [KY 90] [KY 98] [Logan County] [Monroe County] [US 31] [US 68]
District 3 Traffic Impact Report for the week of August 27, 2012
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 12:05AM CDT
Topics: [Allen County] [Barren County] [Edmonson County] [Interstate 65] [KY 163] [KY 178] [KY 2158] [KY 90] [KY 98] [Logan County] [Monroe County] [US 31] [US 68] [Warren County]
New Ferry for KY 214 Cumberland River Crossing in Monroe County
Posted: 17-Aug-2009 9:06PM CDT
From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on May 7, 2009:
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – A crowd of about 60 people gathered to watch history being made at the Cumberland River ferry near Turkey Neck Bend in Monroe County on Thursday, April 30.
A new ferry barge, the "Sloan", was delicately guided into the river with the help of some heavy-duty equipment, including a grader, tractor-trailer and dozer. The new barge has roughly the same dimensions as its predecessor, the "Sarah M.", but is a foot longer at 92 feet. It’s 18 feet wide.
The new ferry was constructed in about 10 weeks by Grandview Welding and Equipment Company, the only bidder for the $320,000 contract.
The old ferry carried passengers across the Cumberland River for more than 40 years. The Sarah M. will be dismantled and sold. The ferry has been operative for about 200 years, according to some of the local residents.
KY 214 Ferry Maintenance Postponed
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 3:06AM CST
Maintenance work on the KY 214 Cumberland River ferry in Monroe County that was scheduled for Jan. 21 and 22 has been delayed indefinitely. According to a press release from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3, the ferry was to be removed from the river, cleaned, and inspected.
Options for Tompkinsville Bypass Presented
Posted: 16-May-2005 4:41AM CDT
The Tompkinsville News reports that around 40 people attended a public meeting on May 5th to discuss alternatives for a KY 163 Bypass of Tompkinsville. A final decision on the preferred route is expected next year.
More information: Tompkinsville News: By-Pass public hearing held (May 14, 2005)
Improvements Planned for KY 163
Posted: 30-Apr-2005 5:55AM CDT
Right-of-way purchase is expected to begin this fall for a project to reconstruct KY 163 in Monroe and Metcalfe County: Glasgow Daily Times: Improvements planned for highway 163 (April 23, 2005)
State to Begin Right-of-Way Purchasing Process for KY 163 Project
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 3:50AM CST
The state will soon begin the process of purchasing right-of-way for a project to reconstruct KY 163 near Tompkinsville.
More information: Glasgow Daily Times: State announces work on 163 (March 19, 2005)
A public meeting to discuss the KY 163 bypass project will be held on Thursday, May 5, 2005 from 4:00pm to 7:00pm at the Tompkinsville Elementary School: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Item No. 3-7020.00
Transportation Cabinet Receives $3.1 Million for Rural Transit
Posted: 2-Mar-2005 4:18PM CST
Topics: [Bell County] [Clay County] [Clinton County] [Cumberland County] [Harlan County] [Jackson County] [Knott County] [Knox County] [Laurel County] [Lee County] [Leslie County] [Letcher County] [McCreary County] [Monroe County] [Owsley County] [Perry County] [Pulaski County] [Rockcastle County] [Russell County] [Wayne County] [Whitley County]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received a $3.1 million grant to fund various public transit projects in rural Kentucky counties: Lexington Herald-Leader: Transportation Cabinet gets $3.1 million (March 2, 2005)
Chief Highway Engineers Appointed in Nine Districts
Posted: 30-Jun-2004 1:07AM CDT
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Gov. Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Bailey have appointed chief highway engineers for nine of the Division of Highways' twelve districts.
More information: WKYT: Gov. Fletcher Hires New Highway Engineers (June 29, 2004) , Associated Press: Fletcher appoints top highway engineers (June 30, 2004) , Hardin County News-Enterprise: Highway engineer appointed in E'town (June 30, 2004) , Maysville Ledger-Independent: New KTC Engineer Sees District as Unique (July 2, 2004)
Tompkinsville Bypass Planning Study
Posted: 3-Oct-2001 8:19PM CDT
The KYTC has released information from a planning studying looking at a possible Tompkinsville Bypass .
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