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The items listed below are KentuckyRoads.com news items from October 2009. For the most recent updates see the KentuckyRoads.com home page.

[KY 152]
KY 152 Kennedy Mill Bridge to close for 6 months
Posted: 9-Oct-2009 7:43AM CDT

The Kennedy Mill Bridge over Herrington Lake will close for six months starting Monday for repairs: Lexington Herald-Leader: Kennedy Mill bridge to close 6 months for repairs; 6-month repair/closure will triple Bridge's limit (Oct. 9, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Study recommends no Natcher Parkway interchange be built at Elrod Road in Bowling Green
Posted: 7-Oct-2009 9:06PM CDT

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet planning study recommends that no interchange be built between Elrod Road and Natcher Parkway near the parkway's terminus at I-65. The study was undertaken after a previous study found the construction of an interchange between the parkway and KY 884-Three Springs Road to be infeasible.

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[Louisville - Jefferson County]
Suit to stop Harrods Creek Bridge work in Jefferson County Dropped
Posted: 7-Oct-2009 8:57PM CDT

A lawsuit filed by preservation River Fields aimed at preserving a deteriorating one lane bridge over Harrods Creek in Jefferson County has been dropped. Work can now resume and widening and rehabilitating the bridge: Louisville Courier-Journal: Suits dropped, Harrods Creek bridge work can resume (Oct. 5, 2009) [Outside Link]

Update 9-Oct-09: The Courier-Journal ran an opinion piece about the bridge: Louisville Courier-Journal: River Parkway? (Oct. 9, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Construction on I-65 in Louisville to continue through mid-October
Posted: 7-Oct-2009 8:01PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

Work on northbound Interstate 65 to continue through mid-October
Additional sub-grade repairs needed to support roadway
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 5, 2009) — Work on northbound Interstate 65 will continue a week longer than expected because of the discovery that ground beneath the road surface – an area known as the sub-grade – is unstable and requires extensive repairs.

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[The Ohio River]
Louisville-Southern Indiana Bridges Project misses financing deadline for second year in a row
Posted: 7-Oct-2009 7:26PM CDT

For the second straight year Kentucky and Indiana failed to meet a federal deadline to update the cost of the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project: Louisville Courier-Journal: Bridges financing plan misses second annual deadline (Oct. 6, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Motorists advised to watching for roving deer
Posted: 7-Oct-2009 7:21PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 2 on Oct. 6, 2009:

Motorists advised to watch for roving deer
Mating season puts deer on the move October to January
MADISONVILLE, Ky. — Deer are dangerous this time of year: It’s the beginning of mating season — and the nimble creatures are on the move, often putting themselves in the path of motorists.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is reminding motorists of the October to January mating season, when deer-related crashes spike.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Electronic message signs to display highway fatality counts
Posted: 7-Oct-2009 7:06PM CDT

Electronic message signs along Kentucky's interstates and parkways will display highway fatality counts: Louisville Courier-Journal: Signs to cite road deaths (Oct. 7, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Kentucky Highway Fatalities Increasing
Posted: 1-Oct-2009 10:26AM CDT

From the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety:

Kentucky highway fatalities increasing
Third quarter up five compared to same period in 2008
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 1, 2009) – The number of people killed on Kentucky’s roadways is increasing, according to preliminary numbers from the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety (KOHS). There were 586 fatalities as of Sept. 30, five more than at the same time last year.

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