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November 2004

The items listed below are KentuckyRoads.com news items from November 2004. For the most recent updates see the KentuckyRoads.com home page.

[New Route]
Recent Planning Studies
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:10AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning has recently released the Final Report of the Pre-Design Scoping study for improvements to the Kentucky 69 approach to the Bob Cummings Bridge in Hawesville: more information [Outside Link]

Additionally, materials involving a study of a proposed route between US 68 and Tollesboro in Fleming, Mason, and Lewis County: more information [Outside Link]

Information regarding alternatives for a new connector route between Harlan and Hazard has also been posted: more information [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Paving Underway on Glasgow Outer Loop
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:09AM CST

The new Glasgow Outer Loop moved one step closer to completion when paving began last week. A locally mined material known as Kyrock is being used to surface the highway.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: Section of Outer Loop nears completion with application of Kyrock (Nov. 14, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Design Team Picked for Louisville East End Bridge
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:09AM CST

The design team has been picked for the new Louisville East End Bridge over the Ohio River: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: East End Bridge Design Team Selected (Nov. 12, 2004) [Outside Link], Courier-Journal: Bridge designer selected (Nov. 13, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 60]
U.S. Highway 60 Corridor Safety Task Team Meets Tomorrow in Owensboro
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:09AM CST

The new U.S. Highway 60 Corridor Safety Task Team will meet at Green River Area Development District in Owensboro tomorrow, Nov. 17, at 10:00am to discuss efforts to increase driver safety along US 60: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Group focusing on U.S. 60 safety (Nov. 9, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Western Kentucky Parkway]
Bill Monroe-Themed Welcome Center Idea Floated
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:09AM CST

Some Ohio County officials would like to see the rest area on the Western Kentucky Parkway converted into a Welcome Center themed about the life of Bluegrass singer Bill Monroe: Evansville Courier & Press: Bill Monroe theme eyed for W. Kentucky welcome center (Nov. 8, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 27]
US 27 Reconstruction Project Begins in Campbell County
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:07AM CST

Work has begun on constructing a new 3.9-mile section of US 27 in Campbell County: Cincinnati Enquirer: Widening needed, reaction cool (Nov. 5, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 31W]
Hardin County US 31W Project Finished Ahead of Schedule
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:07AM CST
Topics: [Hardin County] [US 31]

A repaving project along US 31W through Fort Knox in Hardin County has finished ahead of schedule: Hardin County New-Enterprise: U.S. 31W roadwork ending ahead of schedule (Nov. 4, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Boone County Set to Repair Ryle Road
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:06AM CST
Topics: [Boone County]

The Boone County Fiscal Court has voted to fix a 600-foot section of Ryle Road that has been sliding down an embankment: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Ryle road work set to begin in Boone (Nov. 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Another Defeat for Company Blocking Sale of Big Four Bridge
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:06AM CST

The company trying to block the sale of the Big Four Bridge for use as a pedestrian walk way received another defeat when the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear their appeal. The company has yet to win a single court case in its three years of trying to block the condemnation of the former railroad bridge: Courier-Journal: Ruling gives boost to plans for Big Four Bridge (Nov. 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Logan County Fiscal Court Asks for Reconstruction of KY 79
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:06AM CST
Topics: [KY 79] [Logan County]

The Logan County Fiscal Court is encouraging the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to begin the process of improving a stretch of KY 79: Logan County News-Democrat & Leader: Court asks state to make KY 79 safer (Nov. 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 52]
Plans for KY 52 Reconstruction Unveiled
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:05AM CST

At a recent public meeting the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveiled plans for the reconstruction of a 4.2-mile of KY 52 in Garrard and Madison Counties: Richmond Register: Road project may force residents from homes (Nov. 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 62]
Clarkson Makes Street One-Way in Preparation for First Stop Light
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:05AM CST
Topics: [Grayson County] [US 62]

The Grayson County town of Clarkson has approved converting Vanmeter Street into a one-way to improve traffic flow near the towns first stop light: Grayson County News-Gazette: Clarkson creates 1-way street to make way for first red light (Nov. 1, 2004) [Outside Link]

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