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[US 231]
US 231 Scottsville-Bowling Green Road Widening Complete
Posted: 12-Nov-2005 2:02AM CST

A project to widen US 231 between Bowling Green and Scottsville has wrapped up: Bowling Green Daily News: 231 work complete (Nov. 11, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 60]
Spottsville Bridge Being Repaired
Posted: 12-Nov-2005 2:01AM CST

Traffic will be restricted to one lane on the US 60 bridge over the Green River beginning Monday. An inspection of the bridge in September found an unexpected amount of corrosion. Work to correct the issue is expected to be complete Dec. 21. A 15-ton weight limit remains in effect on the bridge: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Bridge reduced to one lane beginning Monday (Nov. 11, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Work Proposed on KY 22 in Oldham County
Posted: 12-Nov-2005 2:01AM CST
Topics: [KY 22] [Oldham County]

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has proposed rebuilding four miles of KY 22 between Crestwood to Centerfield in Oldham County: Courier-Journal: Work proposed on Ky. 22 in Oldham; Widening planned east of Crestwood (Nov. 11, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 62] [US 68]
Transportation Cabinet to Takeover Responsibility for Lighting Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge
Posted: 12-Nov-2005 2:00AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will soon takeover responsibility for replacing decorative light bulbs on the Simon Kenton Memorial Bridge over the Ohio River at Maysville. Decorative lighting on other bridges across the state has always been the responsibility of local authorities: Maysville Ledger Independent: No easy fix for bridge illumination (Nov. 9, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[I-71]
I-71 Louisville Reconstruction Proposals Presented
Posted: 12-Nov-2005 2:00AM CST

The Courier-Journal takes a look at the proposed alternatives for rebuilding I-71 in Louisville and eastern Jefferson County: Courier-Journal: Plan aims to improve I-71 flow; Spaghetti Junction to Snyder targeted (Nov. 9, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Ribbon Cutting Held for KY 19 in Bracken County
Posted: 12-Nov-2005 2:00AM CST
Topics: [Bracken County] [KY 19]

A ribbon cutting was held this week to mark the close of a project on KY 19 in Bracken County: Maysville Ledger Independent: Dignitaries to Officially Dedicate the Opening of Kentucky 19 in Bracken County (Nov. 8, 2005) [Outside Link], Maysville Ledger Independent: Ceremony officially opens Kentucky 19 (Nov. 9, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[I-71]
I-71 Public Meetings
Posted: 9-Nov-2005 2:13PM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be holding public meetings this week and next to discuss proposed changes to I-71 between Spaghetti Junction and the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County: Business First of Louisville: Transportation Cabinet to hold public meetings on I-71 changes (Nov. 7, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 231]
US 231 Ribbon Cutting Planned for Thursday
Posted: 9-Nov-2005 4:17AM CST

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Thursday, November 10 to mark the completion of the new four lane US 231 between Bowling Green and Scottsville: Logan County News-Democrat & Leader: Scottsville Road ribbon-cutting scheduled (Nov. 8, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 60]
Daviess County Considering “Outer Boulevard”
Posted: 9-Nov-2005 4:16AM CST
Topics: [Daviess County] [US 60]

Daviess County planning officials are reconsidering the idea of an “outer boulevard” that would connect to the county from east-to-west and bypass Owensboro: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Panel's taking new look at outer boulevard plan; Proposed loop road has gone nowhere for 3 decades (Nov. 7, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Bidding Delayed on Ironton-Russell Bridge Project
Posted: 9-Nov-2005 4:16AM CST

The Ohio Department of Transportation has delayed the opening of bids for the Ironton-Russell Bridge project; however, the delay is not expected to affect the beginning of construction which is scheduled for spring 2006: Ashland Daily Independent: Bids for Ironton-Russell Bridge delayed (Nov. 6, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Oldham County Considers Road Bond to Pave Roads
Posted: 5-Nov-2005 4:10AM CST
Topics: [Oldham County]

Oldham County magistrates are considering issuing road bonds to pay for paving private roads and making them part of the county road system: Oldham Era: County explores road bond (Nov. 4, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Louisville East End Bridge Design Process
Posted: 5-Nov-2005 4:10AM CST

The Oldham Era takes a look at the process of designing the proposed Louisville East End bridge: Oldham Era: Designers seek input for East End bridge (Nov. 4, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 27]
Purple People Bridge Closer to Transfer
Posted: 5-Nov-2005 4:09AM CST

Ownership of the “Purple People Bridge” is closer to being transferred to a not-for-profit organization. The Newport city council recently voted to accept ownership of the bridge from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and to transfer ownership of the bridge to the not-for-profit Newport Southbank Bridge Company.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge closer to transfer; Commissioners take first vote on turning over ownership of Purple People Bridge (Nov. 2, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Natcher Parkway Rehabilitation Underway
Posted: 5-Nov-2005 4:08AM CST

Work began this week to rehabilitate the south bound lanes of the William H. Natcher Parkway in Daviess County. Work will continue through September 2006. Travelers should expect to encounter lane closures.

More information: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Natcher Parkway rehab begins this week (Nov. 2, 2005) [Outside Link]

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