No Projects Cut from Six Year Road Plan, but Some Are Delayed
Posted: 20-Feb-2004 7:35AM CST
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Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bailey told state legislators on Wednesday that no projects were cut from this year's version of the Six Year Highway plan; however, some projects have delayed due to the states budget problems.
The list of projects is too long to list here; however, some notable projects are listed below.
A notable absence from the list is funding for replacing the I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River; however, the project remains on the unscheduled needs list and officials claim that it is still a priority. Construction on the project is still over a decade away.
This year the transportation cabinet has split the list into projects that will receive federal funding and projects that will not receive federal funding. Projects that will be funded only by the state are expected to be delayed and will be prioritized by need.
Northern Kentucky: Cincinnati Enquirer: Boone in line for road work (Feb. 16, 2004) , Cincinnati Post: Brent Spence not on Ky. road map (Feb. 14, 2004) , Kentucky Post: Top regional concerns are yet to be addressed (Feb. 18, 2004) , Cincinnati Enquirer: 6-year road plan presented (Feb. 19, 2004) , Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge not on list of projects (Feb. 19, 2004) , Kentucky Post: $40M targeted for region's roads (Feb. 19, 2004)
Daviess County: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Expressway extension gets a green light (Feb. 19, 2004) (free registration required)
Warren, Barren, Edmonson Counties: Bowling Green Daily News: Road work in limbo as shortfalls addressed (Feb. 22, 2004)
Mason, Robertson, and Fleming Counties: Maysville Ledger Independent: State's six-year highway plan includes area projects (Feb. 21, 2004)
Pulaski County: Somerset Commonwealth Journal: The Six-Year Plan (Feb. 23, 2004)
Boyd, Carter, Elliot, Greenup, and Lawrence Counties: Ashland Daily Independent: Future road proposals unveiled (Feb. 23, 2004)
Simpson County: Franklin Favorite: I-65 will be wider (Feb. 26, 2004)
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|Comment posted by Cosmas Russelburg on 13-Jul-2004 11:37AM CDT|
|I live in Onton,KY(Webster County) on hwy 137...what terrible road! Either a coal mines is being constructed or a loading ramp for one is and the tractors and trailers have destroyed the newly repaired road in 2 days! traffic can't exceed 25 miles per hour because they do not want to damage their vehicles. Pot holes have gotten so bad when driven through the vehicle drags and bounces terribly. I understand there is a budget for these things but please consider having it checked out before a serious accident occurs.|
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