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[US 68] [KY 80]
Left Over Funds Being Used to Upgrade US 68/KY 80 in Christian and Trigg Counties
Posted: 8-Aug-2002 6:54AM CDT

Over $16 million in funds left over from projects that came in under budget are being used to upgrade existing portions of US 68/KY 80 near Hopkinsville. In recent years, US 68/KY 80 has been widened to four lanes; however, in some sections the existing substandard roadway was used to carry traffic in one direction. This saved money since only two new lanes needed to be constructed instead of four. Now that there is some extra money available, the old roadway will be removed and rebuild to bring all four lanes to modern standards.

More information: Kentucky New Era: 'Bonus' construction upgrading older sections of 68-80 (August 6, 2002) [Outside Link]

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