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Transportation Cabinet Receives $3.1 Million for Rural Transit
Posted: 2-Mar-2005 4:18PM CST
Topics: [Bell County] [Clay County] [Clinton County] [Cumberland County] [Harlan County] [Jackson County] [Knott County] [Knox County] [Laurel County] [Lee County] [Leslie County] [Letcher County] [McCreary County] [Monroe County] [Owsley County] [Perry County] [Pulaski County] [Rockcastle County] [Russell County] [Wayne County] [Whitley County]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received a $3.1 million grant to fund various public transit projects in rural Kentucky counties: Lexington Herald-Leader: Transportation Cabinet gets $3.1 million (March 2, 2005)
Upcoming Public Meetings
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:05AM CST
Topics: [Hardin County] [Jackson County] [KY 313] [Meade County] [Menifee County] [Montgomery County] [Public Meetings] [Rockcastle County] [US 421] [US 460]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a number of public meetings to discuss road projects across the state.
Rogers Announces Federal Transportation Funding for Kentucky
Posted: 6-Jan-2004 6:47AM CST
Topics: [Daniel Boone Parkway/Hal Rogers Parkway] [Interstate 66] [Interstate 75] [Commonwealth of Kentucky] [Leslie County] [Pike County] [Pulaski County] [Rockcastle County]
U.S. Representative Hal Rogers announced in December that a significant amount of transportation funding had been secured for Kentucky. Projects include $20 million for Kentucky's Appalachian Regional Corridor highways, $1.5 million for I-75 widening in Rockcastle County, $1 million for reconstruction of 7 miles of the Hal Rogers Parkway, and $8.5 million for I-66 in Pike County and Pulaski County.
I-66 and Other Southern Kentucky Projects in Committee Version of House Transportation Appropriations Bill; I-66 Public Meeting Held in Somerset
Posted: 29-Jul-2003 4:39AM CDT
Topics: [Daniel Boone Parkway/Hal Rogers Parkway] [Interstate 66] [Interstate 75] [KY 80] [Laurel County] [Leslie County] [Pike County] [Pulaski County] [Rockcastle County] [US 27]
A public meeting for I-66 planning in Pulaski and Laurel Counties brought out several anti-I-66 groups. The Transportation Cabinet is conducting a study to determine the route for I-66 between London and Somerset. This will replace the two-lane KY 80, the current major east-west corridor in the region.
Meanwhile, U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers has used his position on the transportation appropriations subcommittee to have money for Southern Kentucky road projects included a draft version of the Fiscal Year 2004 Transportation Appropriations Committee. The money includes $4.5 million for continuing work on designing I-66 in Pulaski and Laurel Counties, $2 million for I-66 in Pike County, $2 million to improve US 27 north of Somerset, $1.5 million for widening I-75 in Rockcastle County, and $1 million to fund the reconstruction of the Hal Rogers Parkway between mileposts 33 and 47 in Leslie County.
Over Two-hundred Photographs Added
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 11:36AM CDT
Topics: Topic listing supressed. [71 topics related to this item]
Two-hundred-and-sixty-two photographs of Kentucky's roads have been added to this website. The new photo galleries include:
Federal Budget includes Money for Kentucky Road Projects
Posted: 3-Mar-2003 10:37PM CST
Topics: [Edmonson County] [Fayette County] [Interstate 265] [Interstate 65] [Interstate 66] [Interstate 75] [Jefferson County] [KY 101] [Lincoln County] [Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project] [Pulaski County] [Rockcastle County] [Warren County]
The federal budget for 2002 includes money for several road projects in Kentucky. These projects include:
More information: Daily News: Region lands more than $13 million in funds (Feb. 15, 2003) , Courier-Journal: Budget funds projects in area (Feb. 15, 2003) , Herald-Leader: Kentucky projects in federal budget bill (Feb. 15, 2003)
Scoping Study: US 150 to I-75 Connector Route
Posted: 30-Dec-2002 5:20AM CST
The KYTC Division of Planning has posted information concerning a scoping study to determine a route for a connector route between US 150 and I-75 in Lincoln and Rockcastle Counties.
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