The items listed below are KentuckyRoads.com news items from September 2003. For the most recent updates see the KentuckyRoads.com home page.
Blue Grass Parkway to be Renamed for Martha Layne Collins
Posted: 17-Sep-2003 9:40AM CDT
Topics: [Anderson County] [Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway] [Hardin County] [Mercer County] [Nelson County] [Governor Paul E. Patton] [Washington County] [Woodford County]
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.
Commonwealth Journal Review of Somerset Bypass Public Meeting
Posted: 4-Sep-2003 9:01PM CDT
Somerset's Commonwealth Journal has posted a review of information presented at a public meeting regarding a new western bypass of Somerset: Somerset Commonwealth Journal: Putting It All Together (Sept. 2, 2003)
Public Meeting to Discuss Boyd County I-64 Interchange
Posted: 4-Sep-2003 8:41PM CDT
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold an open house meeting to discuss changes to the KY 180/I-64 interchange from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. next Thursday, Sept. 11, at Boyd County High School.
Firm Hired to Review Transportation Cabinet
Posted: 4-Sep-2003 8:37PM CDT
Topics: [Kentucky Transportation Cabinet]
The Legislative Research Commission, a panel of state legislators, has hired the Dye Management Group of Bellevue, Washington to review the operation of the transportation cabinet. A report is expected before the end of the year.
Patrols to Increase on Shawnee Expressway during Reconstruction
Posted: 4-Sep-2003 8:32PM CDT
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be employing off duty police to patrol the Shawnee Expressway 24-hours a day. The number of accidents on the 8-mile stretch of I-264 has increased sharply since construction began in March.
KY 1214/Western Kentucky Parkway Interchange Not in Six Year Plan
Posted: 1-Sep-2003 4:19PM CDT
Despite fears from some area residents that their homes will soon be torn down, there are currently no plans to build an interchange at the KY 1214 and the Western Kentucky Parkway southeast of Leitchfield. City leaders have requested an interchange to be built; however, it is currently on the unscheduled needs list.
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