This section contains headlines related to secondary routes in Kentucky.
KYTC Posts New Information Regarding Proposed Harlan-Hazard Connector
Posted: 16-Jan-2004 8:14AM CST
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning has posted new information regarding a proposed new route connecting Harlan and Hazard. The material includes two maps of the area under consideration.
More information: KYTC Division of Planning: Harlan to Hazard Connector
Public Opinion Mixed on New Oldham County Connector
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 2:00AM CDT
Dozens of people have submitted comments on a proposal to build a new connector to route from near the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County to Crestwood in Oldham County. The new route would be four lanes and is intended to provide improved access to Pewee Valley.
Public Meeting Held to Discuss New Oldham County Connector Route
Posted: 30-Aug-2003 7:29PM CDT
Public meetings were held last week to discuss possible routes for a new connector route between Old Henry Old at the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County and KY 22 in Crestwood in Oldham County.
KYTC Studies Harlan-Hazard Connector Route
Posted: 13-Aug-2003 11:15PM CDT
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning has released materials concerning a planning study for a new route connecting Harlan and Hazard. See here for more information.
Final Report on Grayson Northeast Connector
Posted: 3-Nov-2002 9:19PM CST
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has posted the final report concerning the construction of a new connector route northeast of Grayson in Carter County.
More information: KYTC Division of Planning
Upcoming Public Meetings: I-66, Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, Other Routes
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 2:26AM CDT
Topics: [Ballard County] [Barren County] [Boone County] [Calloway County] [Christian County] [Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector] [Edmonson County] [Hardin County] [Interstate 24] [Interstate 265] [Interstate 64] [Interstate 66] [Jefferson County] [McCracken County] [Other Routes] [Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway] [US 60] [Warren County]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled several planning meetings:
Advanced Polymer to Rescue Carter County Bridge
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 2:12AM CDT
The Ashland Daily Independent reports in this Nov. 4, 2001 article (no longer online) that an advanced carbon based polymer coating will be used to reinforce a flawed bridge over the Little Sandy River. The bridge which had been expected to remain stable for three to four years will now be stable for 20 to 30 years.
Update Dec. 7, 2001: Here is a Cincinnati Enquirer article about the bridge.
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 1:32AM CDT
Topics: [Ballard County] [Clay County] [Crittenden County] [Daniel Boone Parkway/Hal Rogers Parkway] [Heartland Parkway] [Interstate 64] [Jefferson County] [Knox County] [KY 1747] [KY 22] [KY 7] [KY 80] [Lyon County] [McCracken County] [Other Routes] [Pendleton County] [Pike County] [Shelby County] [US 60] [US 641] [Whitley County]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Professional Services has posted several procurement bulletins . Even if you aren't a contractor, these bulletins are useful for learning about upcoming road projects. Recent bulletins include:
Kentucky Highways Added to 'America's Byways' Program
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 12:54AM CDT
Three new America's Byways have been designated in Kentucky. These include US 23, "The Country Music Highway," in Eastern Kentucky; KY 15, "The Red River Gorge Scenic Byway;" and parts of US 25 and KY 229 which form "The Wilderness Road Heritage Highway." The National Scenic Byways Program was started in 1991 to preserve historic and scenic highways. It is administered by the Federal Highway Administration. These three routes are the first America's Byways to be designated in Kentucky.
More information: FHWA Press Release (June 13, 2002) , Messenger-Inquirer: Kentucky Routes Join America's Byways List (June 13, 2002) , Courier-Journal: Three routes added to scenic byway system (June 14, 2002) , Herald-Leader: Three roads are first in state added to America's Byways (June 14, 2002)
KYTC Studies Improvements to KY 9 in Northern Kentucky
Posted: 5-May-2002 3:10AM CDT
Topics: [AA Highway] [Bracken County] [Campbell County] [KY 9] [Mason County] [Other Routes] [Pendleton County]
KYTC To Study New Road to Hawesville Bridge
Posted: 5-May-2002 2:57AM CDT
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is planning to study building a new road to the Bob Cummings Bridge over the Ohio River at Hawesville. The new road would connect the bridge to US 60. The new road is being studies because the Indiana Department of Transportation is building a new road (IN 237) to connect the bridge to I-64. The current intersection at the end of the bridge is prone to accidents. The Immaculate Conception Church has been struck by cars failing to stop on seven occasions.
More information: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Cabinet to study roadways leading to Hawesville bridge (Apr. 29, 2002) (no longer online)
Perryville Bypass Being Studied
Posted: 12-Mar-2002 6:37PM CST
The Perryville Community Development Commission is studying a bypass around the historic district of Perryville.
More information: Advocate Messenger: Bypass gets top priority at Perryville community forum (3/12/02) (no longer online)
Posted: 12-Mar-2002 6:33PM CST
H.B. Elkins suggests in two articles in the Usenet newsgroup misc.transport.road that work being done along the KY 7 corridor in Eastern Kentucky will eventually lead to a London-Ashland Highway similar to the Alexandria-Ashland Highway in Northern Kentucky.
Work on KY 7 in Elliot County to Begin this Summer
Posted: 4-Mar-2002 11:16PM CST
The Ashland Daily Independent reports in this Mar. 4, 2002 article that $13.5 million in work on KY 7 in Elliott County will be let for bids this summer if all goes will with Army Corps of Engineers approval and state environmental reviews. The work requires approval from the Corps of Engineers because it borders a watershed property and from the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife because it may impact bat habitat in the area. This project will reconstruct the road from the Laurel Gorge to KY 885. Other projects are planned along KY 7 in coming years.
Group Recommends Safety Improvements to Barren River Area Roads
Posted: 4-Mar-2002 9:52PM CST
Topics: [Allen County] [Barren County] [Butler County] [Edmonson County] [Interstate 65] [Logan County] [Other Routes] [Simpson County] [Warren County]
The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Mar. 3, 2002 article that the Barren River Area Development Highway Safety Committee, a group composed of area elected officials and highway officials, is proposing education, engineering, enforcement, emergency services and enactment to change hazards they see on Kentucky roads. There have been nearly 200 deaths on roads in the Barren River area since 1997. Greg Meredith, from the Department of Highways, says that some of the improvements are more attainable than others, but that state budget constraints make it unlikely that many of the improvements can be implemented. On proposal, the construction of a barrier in the middle of I-65, is already part of the I-65 widening project.
Length of Murray Stop Light Questioned
Posted: 2-Mar-2002 7:37AM CST
According to this article (no longer online), Murray leaders have held a public meeting with KYTC officials to ask why it takes so long for stop lights to change along Murray's Twelfth Street.
State May Consider Several Options to Relieve Congestion in Grayson
Posted: 2-Mar-2002 7:22AM CST
After receiving mixed feedback on a proposed connector between Grayson and I-64, the Transportation Cabinet may consider multiple options to relieve congestion in Grayson. See this article for more information.
Town Branch Bridge in Prestonsburg Dismantled
Posted: 22-Feb-2002 6:27PM CST
The Town Branch Bridge has been dismantled in Prestonsburg. The 68-year-old bridge was removed to make way for a new bridge.
Russell Declines to Take Over Ironton-Russell Bridge
Posted: 19-Feb-2002 7:27PM CST
The city of Russell has decline an offering from the Ohio Department of Transportation to take over the Ironton-Russell Bridge. ODOT is planning on replacing and demolishing the bridge by 2008. The 80-year old bridge costs nearly $100,000 per year to inspect and the Russell city council came to the conclusion that this was well beyond the city's budget.
More information: Ashland Daily Independent, Feb. 13, 2002 .
Bowling Green Loop Road Being Studied as Part of I-66
Posted: 19-Feb-2002 7:17PM CST
Topics: [Barren County] [Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway] [Edmonson County] [Interstate 65] [Interstate 66] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [Other Routes] [Warren County]
The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Feb. 13, 2002 article that the state is studying the construction of a Bowling Green loop road as part of the Interstate 66 project. The road would connect I-66 to the Natcher Parkway north of Bowling Green. The road was originally proposed in 1972. The current study is expected to be completed in 2003 and any construction is still over ten years away.
Updated Mar-02: Glasgow Daily Times article .
Six Year Plan Includes Many Projects in Daviess County
Posted: 19-Feb-2002 7:06PM CST
Topics: [Daviess County] [Commonwealth of Kentucky] [William H. Natcher Bridge] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [The Ohio River] [Other Routes] [US 231] [US 60]
This Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer article (no longer online) examines Daviess County road projects that are listed in the 2002 Six Year Highway Plan. The projects include:
Warren County Slated for $187 Million of Road Work in New Six Year Plan
Posted: 11-Feb-2002 2:00AM CST
Topics: [Interstate 65] [Commonwealth of Kentucky] [KY 234] [KY 880] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [Other Routes] [Simpson County] [US 231] [Warren County]
The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Feb. 10, 2002 article that Warren County is slated to receive $187 million in road work during the next six years. This includes widening I-65, construction of new interchanges on I-65, extension of the Natcher Parkway, widening of Lovers Lane (KY 880), and widening of US 231 to Scottsville.
FHWA Approves Development Plan Near Gene Snyder Freeway
Posted: 4-Feb-2002 8:25PM CST
According to this Courier-Journal article , the Federal Highway Administration has approved plans for a new development near the Gene Snyder Freeway and I-71 in Jefferson County. Federal approval was required because it involves construction near an entrance ramp to I-265.
Public Meeting: New Grayson I-64 Connector
Posted: 30-Jan-2002 2:34AM CST
The KYTC will be holding a public meeting on February 25, 2002 to discuss a possible new connector to I-64 northeast of Grayson. For more information, see here .
Prestonsburg Bridge to be Demolished
Posted: 22-Jan-2002 11:02PM CST
The January 16th, 2002 edition of the Floyd County Times (no longer online) has a picture with a short caption about the demolition of the Town Branch Bridge in Prestonsburg. KYTC engineers are inspecting the bridge to determine how best to destroy it. (The image will disappear from the site soon.)
Ironton-Russell Bridge over Ohio River will Close if Temperatures Drop Too Low
Posted: 22-Jan-2002 10:25PM CST
The Ashland Daily Independent reports in this article that ODOT will close the Ironton-Russell Bridge between Ironton, OH and Russell, KY will be closed if temperatures drop to around 5 degrees below zero. This is due to concerns about the steel structure of the bridge. The University of Cincinnati has been conducting tests on the 80-year-old structure since 1999.
New Planning Studies Released
Posted: 10-Jan-2002 6:27PM CST
Topics: [Barren County] [Boone County] [Carter County] [Elizabethtown to Radcliff Connector] [Garrard County] [KY 52] [KY 90] [Lincoln County] [Madison County] [Other Routes] [US 25] [US 27] [Warren County]
A number of new planning studies have been released including a new connector near Grayson in Carter County , reconstruction of US 27 in Garrard and Lincoln Counties , reconstruction of KY 101 in Warren County , reconstruction of KY 90 in Barren County , and reconstruction of US 25 in Boone County .
Update: The KYTC has also launched two new websites devoted to particular projects: KY52.com for improvements to KY 52 in Garrard and Madison counties and E2RC.com for information about the Elizabethtown-Radcliff Connector.
New Licking River Bridge Named in Honor of Girl Scouts
Posted: 10-Jan-2002 6:20PM CST
The new bridge over the Licking River between Covington and Newport locally known as the "Short Way" bridge has been named in honor of the local Girl Scout council. More information can be found in this press release .
Road Work Progresses in Warren County
Posted: 10-Jan-2002 6:12PM CST
Topics: [Interstate 65] [I-65 Construction in Warren County] [Other Routes] [US 231] [Warren County]
This Bowling Green Daily News article reports that work is progressing on several road projects in Warren County. Work is expected to finish early on a project to widen I-65 to six lanes between Oakland and the Barren River. Work on I-65 between the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway and Oakland is expected to begin this spring. Work is also on schedule on rebuilding Scottsville Road (US 231) between Bowling Green and Alvaton. Eventually US 231 will be widened to four lanes between Bowling Green and Scottsville. Work on a new interchange between I-65 and KY 234 has slowed for the winter. Also work on the Natcher Parkway is expected to begin soon. The interchange between the Natcher Parkway and I-65 will be reconstructed south of its current location.
Transportation Spending Bill Passes Both Houses of Congress
Posted: 8-Dec-2001 4:52AM CST
Topics: Topic listing supressed. [35 topics related to this item]
The conference version of the Transportation spending bill has passed both houses of Congress and is now waiting to be signed by the President.
Kentucky is mentioned several places in the bill:
Quite an impressive haul; however, there is no funding for I-175.
Spencer County Public Meeting
Posted: 25-Nov-2001 3:53PM CST
The KYTC Division of Planning has released materials from a public meeting in Taylorsville concerning a new connector from KY 44 to KY 55.
Indiana Bridges for Sale
Posted: 25-Nov-2001 2:20PM CST
Topics: [Other Routes]
In non-Kentucky news, the Indiana Department of Transportation is selling several historic bridges online.
Henderson Magistrate Proposes New Route
Posted: 8-Nov-2001 2:33AM CST
The Henderson Gleaner reports in this Nov. 7, 2001 article (no longer online) that a Henderson county magistrate is asking the KYTC to consider building a new route through Henderson to relieve traffic from the US 41 and US 60 interchange.
Environmentalists Attempting to Block New Morehead Connector
Posted: 29-Oct-2001 8:15PM CST
The Lexington Herald-Leader reports in this Oct. 29, 2001 article (no longer online) that a group calling themselves Smart Progress is attempting to block the construction of a four lane connector between I-64 and US 60 near Morehead. The group is concerned that the road is not needed and will damage a recreation area in the Daniel Boone National Forest.
KYTC To Hold Public Meeting on New Connector in Spencer County
Posted: 23-Oct-2001 6:39PM CDT
The KYTC will be holding a public meeting in Spencer County to discuss a proposed connector route between KY 44 and KY 55 near Taylorsville.
Tompkinsville Bypass Planning Study
Posted: 3-Oct-2001 8:19PM CDT
The KYTC has released information from a planning studying looking at a possible Tompkinsville Bypass .
New La Grange Bypass Being Studied
Posted: 13-Sep-2001 4:01PM CDT
The Courier-Journal reports in this Sept. 12, 2001 article that a new La Grange bypass is being studied.
Group to Fight Proposed Connector in Morehead
Posted: 10-Aug-2001 5:13PM CDT
The Ashland Daily Independent reported in this August 9, 2001 article that a group in Morehead plans to fight a proposed I-64 connector there. The connector would help to alleviate traffic in Morehead; however, the citizens are considered that it would adversely affect the environment.
Thanks to Sherman Cahal for pointing out this article.
State Plans to Reconstruct KY 11 in Lee and Owsley Counties
Posted: 2-Aug-2001 3:41AM CDT
The KYTC has released the KY 11 Intermediate Planning Study . The study provides information about the need for reconstruction of KY 11 in Lee and Owsley counties and provides estimated costs for the project.
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