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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Ban on texting while driving takes effect
Posted: 29-Aug-2010 8:20AM CDT

From the Office of the Governor:

Ban on texting while driving takes effect today
Ban extends to cell phone use for 16- and 17-year-old drivers
FRANKFORT, Ky. (July 15, 2010) – Governor Steve Beshear’s ongoing effort to make Kentucky roads safer takes a big step beginning today, when a new law takes effect to ban texting for all drivers and cell phone use for drivers under 18.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Speed limit reduction set for Three Springs Road in Warren County
Posted: 29-Aug-2010 8:15AM CDT
Topics: [KY 884] [Warren County]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (July 27, 2010):

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to be aware of a speed limit reduction on Three Springs Road (KY 884) in Warren County.
The speed limit will be reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph from the Minit Mart to 500 feet past the Long Road/Neal Howell Road intersection. At that point it will change to 55 mph.
Variable message boards will be posted in the area alerting motorists of this change that will go into effect on Friday.
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[US 68]
Public meeting held in Metcalfe County concerning new interchange on Cumberland Parkway
Posted: 29-Aug-2010 8:11AM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 9, 2010):

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a public meeting from 4 pm until 6 pm on Tuesday, August 24 at the Metcalfe County High School concerning the construction of a new interchange on the Louis B. Nunn/Cumberland Parkway at US 68, north of Edmonton.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Transportation Cabinet to upgrade Bluegrass Parkway guardrail
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 8:11PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4:

Transportation Cabinet to upgrade Bluegrass Parkway guardrail
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2010) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a $1.36 million contract to upgrade guardrail along a 27-mile stretch of the Martha Layne Collins Bluegrass Parkway in Nelson and Washington counties.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Ferry on KY 269 in Butler County is OPEN to traffic
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 8:07PM CDT
Topics: [Butler County] [KY 269]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 13, 2010):

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists that the ferry on KY 269 in Butler County is now open to traffic.
Due to the low-water level of the river, some vehicles are having difficulty entering/exiting the ferry at this time, especially for those vehicles that sit lower to the ground.
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[US 62]
Railroad repairs require U.S. 62 closure at Boston
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 8:01PM CDT
Topics: [Nelson County] [US 62]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4 (Aug. 18, 2010):

Railroad repairs require U.S. 62 closure at Boston
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Aug 18, 2010) — Repairs to the Kentucky Railway Museum’s rail crossing on U.S. 62 at Boston, in Nelson County, will require closure of the highway beginning Monday, Aug. 30. The road will be closed through Wednesday, Sept. 1.

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[US 231]
US 231 Green River Bridge Closed for Maintenance
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:58PM CDT
Topics: [Butler County] [US 231]

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 18, 2010):

Aberdeen Bridge in Butler County to be CLOSED
Maintenance work requires complete shutdown
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – (August 18, 2010) The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to prepare for the closure of the Aberdeen Bridge on Tuesday, September 7.
Located on US 231 just north of Morgantown, the bridge closure will remain in place for approximately 55 days while Hall Contracting of Kentucky performs a complete deck replacement. Due to the nature of the work required for this maintenance work, the bridge will have to be completely shut down.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
KYTC District 10 design team wins statewide award for excellence for construction project in Estill County
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:53PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10 (Aug. 19, 2010):

KYTC District 10 design team wins statewide award for excellence for construction project in Estill County
JACKSON, Ky. – An entry submitted by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10's design team was chosen as the winner of the William S. Gulick In-house Project Excellence Award in statewide competition.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Transportation Cabinet conducts public meeting on proposed project to improve KY 191 in Wolfe County
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:50PM CDT
Topics: [KY 191] [Wolfe County]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10 (Aug. 19, 2010):

Transportation Cabinet conducts public meeting on proposed project to improve KY 191 in Wolfe County
JACKSON, KY – On Tuesday, Aug. 17, personnel from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10 office conducted a public meeting on proposed improvements to two curves on KY 191 in Wolfe County.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Rineyville Roundabout Opens
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:44PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4:

Rineyville roundabout to open Friday evening
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Aug 20, 2010) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers say the Rineyville roundabout, a modern traffic management solution for the KY 1600 and KY 220 intersection, will open to traffic Friday evening.

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Lane closure on the Natcher beginning tomorrow morning
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:31PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 25, 2010):

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to be aware of a permanent lane closure for the right hand lane of southbound Natcher Parkway beginning tomorrow morning at 7 a.m.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Area residents invited to attend public meeting on improvements to KY 205 in Wolfe County
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:27PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10 (Aug. 26, 2010):

Area residents invited to attend public meeting on improvements to KY 205 in Wolfe County
JACKSON, KY – Residents of Wolfe, Breathitt and nearby counties are invited to attend a public informational meeting to discuss a project to improve a section of KY 205 in Wolfe County.

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[KY 234]
Downtown Bowling Green Intersections to Remain Signalized
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:24PM CDT
Topics: [KY 234] [Warren County]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 27, 2010):

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to be aware of signal work for Monday and Tuesday from 5 a.m. until noon each day. Crews will be installing upgraded signals at the intersections of 6th and Chestnut and 7th and Chestnut.

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