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[US 31]
District 4 Traffic Impact Report
Posted: 16-Sep-2012 5:47PM CDT

From Kentucky Tranportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4 (Sept. 11, 2012):

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Traffic Impact Report for KYTC District 4 Week of 8/27/2012
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 12:00AM CDT

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Transportation Cabinet to upgrade Bluegrass Parkway guardrail
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 8:11PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4:

Transportation Cabinet to upgrade Bluegrass Parkway guardrail
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2010) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a $1.36 million contract to upgrade guardrail along a 27-mile stretch of the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson and Washington counties.

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[US 62]
Railroad repairs require U.S. 62 closure at Boston
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 8:01PM CDT
Topics: [Nelson County] [US 62]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4 (Aug. 18, 2010):

Railroad repairs require U.S. 62 closure at Boston
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Aug 18, 2010) — Repairs to the Kentucky Railway Museum’s rail crossing on U.S. 62 at Boston, in Nelson County, will require closure of the highway beginning Monday, Aug. 30. The road will be closed through Wednesday, Sept. 1.

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[US 31E]
US 31E Nelson County Route Chosen
Posted: 30-Oct-2005 11:46PM CST
Topics: [Nelson County] [US 31]

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently announced a preferred route for the proposed reconstruction of US 31E north of Bardstown: (Bardstown) Kentucky Standard: U.S. 31E routes selected (Oct. 19, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 31E]
Nelson County US 31E Project Moves Forward
Posted: 15-May-2005 11:59PM CDT
Topics: [Nelson County] [US 31]

The Transportation Cabinet recently released funds to complete the design of a project intended to improve safety on US 31E in Nelson County: Bardstown Kentucky Standard: Funds to be made available for U.S. 31E project (May 1, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 31E]
Residents Want US 31E Improved
Posted: 22-Dec-2004 9:07PM CST

In response to the number of accidents along the road, area residents would like to see safety improvements along US 31E between Bardstown and Louisville: WAVE 3: Residents Want Deadly Road Improved (Dec. 21, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Federal Funds Awarded to KY 247 Project
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:11PM CST
Topics: [KY 247] [Nelson County]

$600,000 in federal funds will be used to help finance a project along KY 247 in Nelson County. The project will move the route further away from the Abbey of Gethsemani: Bardstown Kentucky Standard: Federal funds available for KY 247 project (Nov. 29, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 55]
KY 55 Improvement Project Protested
Posted: 28-Oct-2004 1:56AM CDT
Topics: [KY 55] [Nelson County]

Last Wednesday, a group of concerned citizens proposed work to straighten a curve along KY 55 in Nelson County: (Bardstown) Kentucky Standard: Group protests Big Spring road project (Oct. 22, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 55]
KY 55 Bloomfield Project to Begin Today
Posted: 12-Oct-2004 1:25AM CDT
Topics: [KY 55] [Nelson County]

A project to reconstruct a half-mile segment of KY 55 near the Big Spring Cemetery in Bloomfield was scheduled to begin today. Area resident have expressed some concern that about the impact the project will have the nature of the nearby cemetery.

More information: The (Bardstown) Kentucky Standard: KY 55 road project begins Monday (Oct. 11, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
News Notes
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:32AM CDT
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[KY 245]
KY 245 Widening Project Delayed
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:14AM CDT
Topics: [KY 245] [Nelson County]

The scheduled completion of part of a project to widen KY 245 between Bardstown and Clermont has been pushed back due to delays during utility relocation: The (Bardstown) Kentucky Standard: KY 245 widening project delayed (July 7, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
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.

  • Edward “Ted” Merryman has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for districts 1 and 2. Previously, Merryman was chief highway engineer for district 2. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Greg Meredith has been reappointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 2. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Gary M. Raymer, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 4. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • David Jones, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 6. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Jim Rummage, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 7. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Katrina O. Bradley, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 9. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Samuel H. Beverage, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for districts 10 and 11. [ more information [Outside Link]]

More information: WKYT: Gov. Fletcher Hires New Highway Engineers (June 29, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Fletcher appoints top highway engineers (June 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Hardin County News-Enterprise: Highway engineer appointed in E'town (June 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Maysville Ledger-Independent: New KTC Engineer Sees District as Unique (July 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 62]
Right of Way Purchases for “Dump Hill” Project
Posted: 24-Jun-2004 1:30AM CDT
Topics: [Nelson County] [US 62]

Work to reconstruct a curvy section of US 62 known as “Dump Hill” is planned to begin early next year: (Bardstown) Kentucky Standard: State purchases land for Dump Hill project (June 9, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 247]
Monks Would Like to See KY 247 Moved
Posted: 20-Feb-2004 7:33AM CST
Topics: [KY 247] [Nelson County]

Monks from the Abbey of Gethsemani of Nelson County would like to see the highway which runs in front of their Abbey moved in order to preserve the monastic nature of their abbey. The state currently has no plans to move the highway; however, the monks are starting a campaign to attend donations of land and money to help move the route. They also plan to seek assistance from U.S. Senator Jim Bunning to obtain Federal funds for the project.

More information: Bardstown Kentucky Standard: Monks would like to see part of KY 247 moved (Feb. 13, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 245]
KYTC Planning Next Phase of KY 245 Widening
Posted: 10-Feb-2004 4:50AM CST
Topics: [KY 245] [Nelson County]

A public meeting was held in Nelson County recently to discuss options for widening just over a mile of KY 245 outside of Bardstown. The widened route will provide improved service to the Flaget Memorial Hospital which is currently under construction near the route. This is the second phase of a widening project that is already underway. The current KY 245 widening project is expected to be completed this July.

Eventually, KY 245 is to be widened along the entire distance between Bardstown and I-65.

More information: /Kentucky Standard: Phase II of KY 245 road expansion planned (Feb. 9, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Standard: Alignments offer options for roadway expansion (Feb. 9, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
State Legislator Plans Tourist Railway Between I-65 and Nelson County
Posted: 29-Jan-2004 6:20PM CST

State Representative Jodie Haydon, D-Bardstown, is attempting to develop a tourist railway between the Kentucky Railway Musuem in New Haven and Lebanon Junction off of I-65. Such a train faces a number of hurdles, including obtaining permission from CSX to use the line.

More information: (Bardstown) Kentucky Standard: Plans underway to develop potential tourist railway between county, I-65 (Jan. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 31E]
US 31E Between Bardstown and Louisville Noted for High Accident Rate
Posted: 18-Jan-2004 7:02PM CST

The Kentucky Standard reports that three spots along US 31E in Nelson County are receiving attention due to a high accident rate: High Grove, Gobel Lake Curve and Hibbs Lane accounted for more than 60% of the accident reported along that US 31E north of Bardstown. US 31E through the area is a two-lane road that is much the same as it was originally constructed back in the 1920s.

The Transportation Cabinet plans to reconstruct part of the road between Nazerth and the Salt River; however, construction has been delayed due to historic sites along the route. Construction on the $100 million project is slated to begin in 2008.

One site on US 62 in Nelson County was also noted for a high accident rate.Dump Hill.

More information: (Bardstown) Kentucky Standard: Four spots becoming most dangerous roads in Nelson County (Jan. 16, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Kentucky Post Editorial Looks at Highway Renamings
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 2:07AM CDT
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The last few months have seen the renaming of two parkways and the AA Highway. The Kentucky Post editorialized the situation: Kentucky Post: The name game (Sept. 17, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[KY 55]
Heartland Parkway
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 1:48AM CDT

Materials from recent public meeting concerning the proposed Heartland Parkway have been posted on the transportation cabinet's web site. The proposed corridor will follow KY 55 and KY 555 from the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway to the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway.

More information: KYTC Division of Planning: Heartland Parkway [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Blue Grass Parkway to be Renamed for Martha Layne Collins
Posted: 17-Sep-2003 9:40AM CDT

At Gov. Patton's direction, the Blue Grass Parkway will be officially renamed the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway in a ceremony to be held on Thursday. Martha Layne Collins was Kentucky's first (and currently only) woman governor. She was governor from 1983 to 1987. This leaves only the Audubon Parkway to have its original name.

More information: Associated Press: Blue Grass Parkway to be renamed in honor of Collins (Sept. 16, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[KY 245]
KY 245 Widening Underway in Nelson County
Posted: 8-Aug-2003 4:08AM CDT
Topics: [KY 245] [Nelson County]

A project to widen 1.5-miles of KY 245 near Bardstown to four lanes began in June and is on schedule. The road work should be completed during the summer of 2004.

More information: Bardstown Kentucky Standard: KY 245 project on schedule (July 30, 2003) [Outside Link]

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