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The items listed below are KentuckyRoads.com news items from September 2001. For the most recent updates see the KentuckyRoads.com home page.

[KY 1120]
New Bridge Connecting Covington and Newport May Open this Weekend
Posted: 28-Sep-2001 6:12PM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this Sept. 28, 2001 article [Outside Link] that a new four lane bridge carrying KY 1120 over the Licking River between Covington and Newport could open this weekend. The bridge replaces an aging two lane span. The bridge will be dedicated and named in October.

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[I-64]
I-64 Project in Louisville Likely to End this Weekend
Posted: 27-Sep-2001 4:57PM CDT

According to this Courier-Journal article [Outside Link], the weekend closings of I-64 will likely end this weekend. If so this rehabilitation project will end seven weeks ahead of schedule.

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[New Route]
Bids to be Let for New Glasgow Loop Road
Posted: 23-Sep-2001 7:00PM CDT

The Glasgow Daily Times reports in this Sept. 22, 2001 article [Outside Link] that bids will be let for a portion of the new Glasgow outer loop on Sept. 28. When complete this road will connect with the Nunn Cumberland Parkway to the east and to the west of Glasgow and loop around the north of the city.

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[KY 30]
KY 30 Public Meetings in Jackson and Owsley County
Posted: 22-Sep-2001 5:25PM CDT

The KYTC has released materials from two upcoming public meetings [Outside Link] regarding reconstruction of KY 30 in Owsley and Jackson Counties. The meetings will be held on October 4 in Tyner and October 9 in Booneville.

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[I-66]
I-66 Public Meetings Postponed
Posted: 22-Sep-2001 5:21PM CDT

The KYTC has postponed two I-66 public meetings [Outside Link] (no longer online; see here [Outside Link] for more recent information) that were scheduled for October 16 and October 18. No information on why or when the meetings will be held.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Road Contractors Get Immunity to Testify
Posted: 22-Sep-2001 5:00PM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this Sept. 22, 2001 article [Outside Link] that road contractors have been granted immunity from personal prosecution if they testify before a federal grand jury investigating lack of competition in state paving bids. More information can be found in this Courier-Journal article [Outside Link].

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[I-69]
Information on I-69 Alignment near Fulton
Posted: 22-Sep-2001 7:57AM CDT

Chris Lawrence has posted this summary [Outside Link] of a recent road trip during which he attended a public meeting on I-69. His website on the Memphis-Evansville section of I-69 [Outside Link] contains a description of where I-69 may be routed and this map [Outside Link] of possible routes for I-69 near Fulton, Kentucky and Troy, Tennessee.

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[US 460]
Planning Study about US 460 Reconstruction in Montgomery County
Posted: 21-Sep-2001 9:14PM CDT

The KYTC has posted materials for a planning study [Outside Link] concerning the reconstruction of part of US 460 in Montgomery County.

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[KY 9]
KYTC Wants to Talk to AA Highway Drivers
Posted: 21-Sep-2001 8:47PM CDT

According to thus Sept. 21, 2001 article [Outside Link] in the Cincinnati Enquirer, the KYTC wants to meet with drivers on the AA Highway between Campbell and Mason Counties. The KYTC will setup shop in two gas stations along the route to interview drivers about the safety of the highway. This is part of a study to determine whether the road should be widened.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
KYTC Website Down
Posted: 20-Sep-2001 10:20PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet [Outside Link] website has been down since Tuesday, September 18, 2001. I believe this is related to the Nimda [Outside Link] internet worm, since the site was also down for an extended period when the Code Red worm arose.

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[US 60]
Morganfield Bypass Could Open by December 1
Posted: 17-Sep-2001 11:30PM CDT
Topics: [Union County] [US 60]

According to this Sept. 7, 2001 article [Outside Link] from the Union County Advocate, the new US 60 bypass around Morganfield could open as soon as December 1. The road is a super two and will connect with a future four lane highway between Henderson and Morganfield.

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[New Route]
New La Grange Bypass Being Studied
Posted: 13-Sep-2001 4:01PM CDT

The Courier-Journal reports in this Sept. 12, 2001 article [Outside Link] that a new La Grange bypass is being studied.

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[US 119]
KYTC Supports US 119 through Pine Mountain
Posted: 13-Sep-2001 3:57PM CDT

This Courier-Journal article [Outside Link] and this Herald-Leader article [Outside Link] report that the KYTC will seek money from Appalachian Regional Commission to build a tunnel for US 119 through Pine Mountain in Letcher County.

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[I-275]
Another I-275 Ramp Closing
Posted: 12-Sep-2001 1:44AM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this Sept. 11, 2001 article [Outside Link] that another ramp at the I-275/I-75/I-71 interchange will be temporarily closed for repaving.

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[Purchase Parkway]
Purchase Parkway to be Renamed for Former Gov. Carroll
Posted: 9-Sep-2001 5:18PM CDT

The Jackson Purchase Parkway will be renamed for former Gov. Julian Carroll according to this Sept. 9 article [Outside Link] in the Cincinnati Enquirer. The Courier-Journal [Outside Link] also has a report on the subject. No word on what the exact new name of the parkway will be.

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[I-66]
Upcoming I-66 Public Meetings in Bowling Green and Brownsville
Posted: 8-Sep-2001 3:32PM CDT

The KYTC has released materials from an upcoming public meeting [Outside Link] regarding the proposed I-66 between Interstate 65 and the William H. Natcher Parkway. The meetings will be held in Bowling Green on October 16 and Brownsville on October 18.

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[I-265]
Report on New Louisville Bridges Expected Soon
Posted: 7-Sep-2001 3:14PM CDT

The Courier-Journal reports in this Sept. 7, 2001 article [Outside Link] that the results of a study outlining the strengths and weaknesses of nine possible bridge routes linking Jefferson County and Southern Indiana are expected next month. The eastern bridge alternatives would link I-265 in Indiana and Kentucky. Already, groups are preparing to fight both for and against the proposed bridges.

The official website for the study is www.kyinbridges.com [Outside Link].

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[I-71] [I-75]
Kenton County Sheriff to Patrol I-71/I-75 in Northern Kentucky
Posted: 7-Sep-2001 3:06PM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this Sept. 7, 2001 article [Outside Link] that the Kenton County Sheriff will be aiding Fort Mitchell Police in patrolling I-71/I-75. Construction on the northbound lanes has slowed the response time of Fort Mitchell police; the extra help is expected to help the response time.

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[I-66]
KYTC Posts New Information about I-66 Planning in Warren County
Posted: 5-Sep-2001 9:40PM CDT

The KYTC has posted materials from an August 30, 2001 meeting regarding I-66 between I-65 and the Natcher Parkway here [Outside Link].

In addition the KYTC planning web site has new dedicated to I-66. Here is a list of links to I-66 information on the KYTC website:

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Lawmakers Claim Eastern Part of State Misses out on Road Funding
Posted: 5-Sep-2001 9:15PM CDT

The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer reports in this Sept. 5, 2001 article [Outside Link] that lawmakers from Eastern from Eastern Kentucky have voiced complaints that Eastern counties are being left out of road plans.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Bowling Green Eliminates Traffic Commission
Posted: 5-Sep-2001 9:08PM CDT

The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Sept. 5, 2001 article [Outside Link] that Bowling Green's city council has voted to eliminate its traffic commission. It is believe that this will streamline the traffic complaint process.

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[I-64]
New Flying J Opens in Cannonsburg
Posted: 5-Sep-2001 9:04PM CDT

The Ashland Daily-Independent reports in this Sept. 5, 2001 article [Outside Link] that a new Flying J has opened off of I-64 in Cannonsburg. Roadgeeks seem to like Flying J's for some reason.

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[US 23]
New Access Ramp to Ashland Town Center Mall Opens
Posted: 5-Sep-2001 9:00PM CDT
Topics: [Boyd County] [US 23]

The Ashland Daily-Independent reports in this Sept. 5, 2001 article [Outside Link] that a new access ramp to the Ashland Town Center Mall from US 23 has opened.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
KSP Adds New Low Profile Vehicles
Posted: 4-Sep-2001 5:33AM CDT

This Sept. 3, 2001 article [Outside Link] from the Glasgow Daily Times reports that the Kentucky State Police is adding new Camaroes to their fleet of vehicles. These vehicles, while still marked, are meant to have a lower profile than the traditional gray Crown-Victorias. The KSP has termed them Special Enforcement Vehicles. The trooper interviewed in the article will be patrolling the Nunn and Blue Grass Parkways and I-65.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Northern Kentucky Group Attacks Road Congestion
Posted: 4-Sep-2001 5:20AM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this Sept. 3, 2001 article [Outside Link] that a group has been created to complain about congestion in Kenton County. The article points out that the transportation infrastructure in Kenton County, namely KY 16 and KY 17, has not kept up with the growth in the area.

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