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[US 231]
Two Week Closure of US 231 in Beaver Dam Starts Monday
Posted: 11-Nov-2009 7:03AM CST
Topics: [Ohio County] [US 231]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways:

Two Week Closure on US 231 at US 62 Intersection In Beaver Dam for Rail Crossing Repairs Starting Monday
Crossing upgrade cooperative effort of railroad, city, and state
BEAVER DAM, Ky. (November 10, 2009) — US 231/South Main Street will be closed for about two weeks near the 10 mile marker in Beaver Dam starting Monday, November 16th. The closure, authorized by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), is to allow Paducah and Louisville Railroad to upgrade two rail crossings near the US 231 Intersection with US 62/First Street.

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[Louisville - Jefferson County]
Louisville Redevelopment Authority grants $6 million for Crittenden Drive relocation
Posted: 9-Nov-2009 7:48PM CST

The Louisville Redevelopment Authority board unanimously approved the grant of $6 million to the $30 million project to relocate part of Crittenden Drive just south of the Watterson Expressway (I-264) in Louisville. The relocation project is intended to make space of expansion of the Louisville International Airport: Louisville Courier-Journal: Airport's Crittenden Drive relocation project gets $6 million (Nov. 9, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[I-64]
Contract awarded to widen I-64 in Shelby County
Posted: 9-Nov-2009 7:38PM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently awarded a contract to widen five miles of I-64 in Shelby County. Work is expected to be completed in the summer of 2011: Louisville Courier-Journal: Contract awarded to widen I-64 in Shelby County (Nov. 9, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[I-264]
Preston Highway ramp to I-264 closing uncertain
Posted: 5-Nov-2009 7:35AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinetís plan to permanently close an entrance ramp from Preston Highway (KY 61) to the Watterson Expressway has been put on hold indefinitely: Louisville Courier-Journal: Preston Highway ramp to I-264 closing uncertain (Nov. 4, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
Planning for I-66 in Laurel and Pulaski Counties halted
Posted: 4-Nov-2009 9:30PM CST

Planning work for the construction of I-66 in Laurel and Pulaski counties has been halted due to lack of funding: Louisville Courier-Journal: Controversial I-66 construction project stalls as funding dries up (Oct. 19, 2009) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Funds Dry Up, Highway Work Halts (Oct. 20, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Massive rock slide on KY 2009 in Leslie County causes delays
Posted: 4-Nov-2009 9:25PM CST

A massive rock slide on KY 2009 in Leslie County forced the roads closure for several days. Crews have since opened one lane of the road to traffic: Lexington Herald-Leader: One-lane path cleared through Leslie rock slide on Ky. 2009 (Oct. 21, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[KY 80]
New section of KY 80 to open in Western Kentucky
Posted: 3-Nov-2009 10:30PM CST

The final section of the newly construction four-lane route for KY 80 between Aurora and Mayfield will open soon. The new KY 80 runs further south than its original routing and crosses US 641 closer to Murray than the original route. KY 80's original route has been signed as KY 402 for several years. The opening of the new route will once again make KY 80 a continuous route.

More information: Associated Press: New highway stretch nearly done (Oct. 28, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Bridge authority members named
Posted: 3-Nov-2009 10:12PM CST

Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Jerry Abramson recently named members to a bi-state authority to oversee the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project: Louisville Courier-Journal: Bridge authority members named (Oct. 30, 2009) [Outside Link], Associated Press: 7 appointed to bridge panel (Oct. 30, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Ramp connecting pedestrian walkway to Big 4 bridge lifted
Posted: 3-Nov-2009 9:37PM CST

Workers recently lifted a platform into place to connect the Big Four bridge to a pedestrian walkway. The abandoned railroad bridge over the Ohio River is being converted for pedestrian use: Louisville Courier-Journal: Big 4 platform to be lifted into place (Oct. 28, 2009) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Big Four Bridge project moving along (Oct. 31, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Road projects take fill back to nature
Posted: 3-Nov-2009 9:33PM CST

The Courier-Journal reports that concrete and other material being removed from I-65 and I-264 Watterson Expressway projects in Jefferson County is being used in reclamation projects in area quarries. The material is unsuitable for direct recycling so it is being used as fill material: Louisville Courier-Journal: Road projects take fill back to nature; Material from I-264 and I-65 repairs going into Natural Products quarry (Oct. 31, 2009) [Outside Link]

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