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[I-65]
District 3 Traffic Impact Report for the week of September 3, 2012
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 10:08PM CDT

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Transportation Cabinet awards six highway improvement contracts for five District 10 counties
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 3:43AM CDT

From Kentucky Transportation Cabint Department of Highways District 10 (Aug. 9, 2012):

Transportation Cabinet awards six highway improvement contracts for five District 10 counties  
Projects include bridge repairs in Wolfe County, paving in Breathitt, Estill, Menifee and Powell counties

JACKSON, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded six contracts totaling more than $3.5 million for highway projects in five counties within the Department of Highways District 10.

Contracts awarded as part of the July 2012 letting are:

·       A $141,322.22 contract to repair the bridge carrying KY 1419 over the Red River in Wolfe County. The project is to be completed within 30 calendar days once it begins, but by no later than Nov. 15.

·       A $1,922,559.30 contract to resurface 17.02 miles of KY 1098 in Breathitt County. The project is to be completed by Nov. 15.

·       A $375,790.57 to resurface portions of KY 851, KY 1457 and KY 3325 in Estill County. The project is to be completed by Nov. 30.

·       A $313,765.90 contract to resurface portions of KY 613 and KY 3352 in Powell County. The project is to be completed by Nov. 30.

·       A $433,477.50 contract to resurface portions of KY 713, KY 1240 and KY 2071 in Menifee County. The project is to be completed by Nov. 30.

·       A $364,649.23 contract to resurface portions of KY 541, KY 1098 and KY 3237 in Breathitt County. The project is to be completed by Nov. 30.

 

 

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[US 68] [KY 80]
Eggners Ferry Bridge Repair Information
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 3:29AM CDT

The Eggners Ferry Bridge was reopened as planned by Memorial Day this year. This information is posted here for historical purposes. From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 1 (May 18, 2012):

Repairs on track for Eggners Ferry Bridge to reopen by Memorial Day weekend
Concrete pour on deck section tentatively scheduled for Sunday

AURORA, Ky.– Repairs to the U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge are on track for reopening of the damaged bridge in time for the Memorial Day weekend. 

Crews from Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. lifted a new truss span into place on Tuesday, May 15. Today, they are placing the last of the reinforcing steel and forms required for pouring a concrete deck on the new span this weekend.  They plan complete final preparations on Saturday morning to be prepared to pour concrete starting on Sunday morning.  The concrete pour is expected to take about 5 to 6 hours to complete.

 

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[US 460]
Public Meeting Held to Discuss US 460 Improvements in Magoffin County
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 1:58AM CDT

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Deparment of Highways District 10 (May 16, 2012):

Area residents invited to attend public meeting on improvements to US 460 in Magoffin County

JACKSON, KY –  Residents of Magoffin County are invited to attend a public informational meeting to discuss a project to improve US 460 between the Mountain Parkway and KY 114 in Salyersville.

The meeting will be held Thursday, May 24 from 5-7 p.m. at the Magoffin County Courthouse. It will be an “open house” format meeting with no formal presentation.

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[I-65]
Median Cable Barriers Installed on I-65
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 1:19AM CDT

 

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4: 

I-65 Safety Improvements Will Begin Next Week South Of Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (May 25, 2012) – Median cable barriers are being installed along a two-lane section of Interstate 65 from the Hart/LaRue County line extending north approximately six miles into Hardin County (MP 74 – MP 80).  Once this work is completed, continuous cross over crash prevention measures will be in place from the current three-lane widening project in Barren County to just south of Elizabethtown.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded George B. Stone Company, LLC the project contract on April 27th of this year in the amount of $368,440.  Ninety percent of the contract amount is federally funded.

Work is expected to begin on Tuesday, allowing Memorial Day Weekend travelers to pass through the area without lane closures.  During the project, northbound and southbound inside shoulders will be closed.  Left (inside) lane closures will also be in place for both directions while contract crews pour concrete for the project.  Lane closures will only be allowed from 8pm Sunday through 11am Thursday.  All lanes will be open for weekend traffic, however shoulders will remain closed and workers may still be present.  Northbound and Southbound delays will be possible Monday through Wednesday during peak afternoon traffic hours.  Traffic updates are available at 511.ky.gov or from your phone by dialing 511.

Motorists are reminded that speed limits are reduced from 70 to 55mph through the work zone and double fines are in effect.

The project agreement specifies that to avoid penalties, the contractor must complete the median cable barrier installation by June 26th, 2012.

 

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[US 60]
Governor Beshear announces plan to accelerate completion of new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 12:09AM CDT

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 1:

Governor Beshear announces plan to accelerate completion of new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter

Could be carrying traffic more than a year ahead of schedule

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 23, 2012) – Governor Steve Beshear today announced a plan to accelerate construction of the new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge between Paducah and Ledbetter, enabling motorists to begin using it more than a year ahead of schedule.

 

“Travelers along U.S. 60, and especially the residents of McCracken and Livingston counties, are going to have a new ‘Ledbetter Bridge’ much earlier than expected,” Gov. Beshear said.

 

“We will cut a minimum of nine months off the estimated completion date of the project. But even better than that – we should be able to have two lanes of traffic on the new bridge by May 2013 – 14 months ahead of schedule,” Gov. Beshear said.

 

Under an agreement between the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the contractor, Kay & Kay/Haydon Bridge Joint Venture, the bridge contract is being converted from “working days” to a specified completion date.

 

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[I-65]
District 3 Traffic Impact Report for the week of August 27, 2012
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 12:05AM CDT

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Traffic Impact Report for KYTC District 4 Week of 8/27/2012
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 12:00AM CDT

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[US 60]
Bridge project finished, US 60 has reopened near Bath-Montgomery County line
Posted: 30-Aug-2012 11:49PM CDT

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 9 (Aug. 8, 2012):

Bridge project finished, US 60 has reopened near Bath-Montgomery County line

Traffic one lane for next several weeks

 

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. – Work to replace an aging culvert bridge under US 60 near the Bath-Montgomery county line is finished, and the highway has reopened following its closure at mile marker 2 just west of Wildwood Estates.

 

Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 structures and maintenance crews have worked since July 30 to reopen the roadway – removing the old bridge and replacing it with a new arched aluminum culvert.

 

Roadway surface work is ongoing, and traffic at the work site will be one lane controlled by temporary signals for the next several weeks.

 

Motorists should heed all warning signs, slow down in work zones, remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Start of month-long bridge repair project on KY 1571 in Estill County delayed until Tuesday, Sept. 4
Posted: 30-Aug-2012 11:43PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10 (Aug. 27, 2012):

Start of month-long bridge repair project on KY 1571 in Estill County delayed until Tuesday, Sept. 4

JACKSON, KY – The contractor responsible for a bridge repair project KY 1571 in Estill County has delayed the start of the work until Tuesday, Sept. 4. Once underway, the repairs will result in one-lane traffic and delays for motorists using this highway.

The project was originally scheduled to begin on Friday, Aug. 24.

During the project, temporary signals will control traffic at the bridge crossing Millers Creek near KY 52. These temporary signals will be in place for approximately 30 days as work on a bridge deck overlay project proceeds. This will affect traffic between Irvine/Ravenna and Beattyville, as well as travel from Lee and Owsley counties to Richmond.

While the work is ongoing, the route will be restricted to vehicles less than 12 feet wide. Vehicles wider than 12 feet will need to find an alternate route around the project. Overwidth vehicles can use KY 52 across the mountain at Tipton Ridge as a detour route.

Drivers should slow down as they approach this construction zone, watch for stopped traffic and obey the temporary traffic signals. Motorists are asked to “Drive Smart” in this and all other work zones and be aware of workers, traffic control devices and construction equipment when traveling in this and other areas where projects are ongoing.

 

 

 

 

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[US 231]
Work Continues at I-65 Exit 22 Interchange with Scottsville Road in Warren County
Posted: 30-Aug-2012 11:38PM CDT

Work continues to progress on the construction of a Single-Point Urban Interchange [Outside Link] at I-65 exit 22—the interchange with Scottsville Road—in Warren County. From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Aug. 30, 2012) – Motorists are advised to use caution and reduced speeds while traveling across the Scottsville Road/ US 231 interchange this evening between 8:00 pm and 6:00 am as crews shift traffic for both north and southbound directions on the bridge deck.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Hardin County's Elizabethtown and Radcliff offices to receive new driverís license software, cameras
Posted: 30-Aug-2012 10:19PM CDT
Topics: [Hardin County]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4:

 

Hardin County’s Elizabethtown and Radcliff offices to receive new driver’s license software, cameras

Driver’s License operation suspended for one day to allow for installation

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2012) – Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky’s new driver’s license will require a one-day suspension of license-issuing activity in the Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk’s Elizabethtown office THURSDAY, Aug. 30.

 

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