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Residents Want US 31E Improved
Posted: 22-Dec-2004 9:07PM CST
In response to the number of accidents along the road, area residents would like to see safety improvements along US 31E between Bardstown and Louisville: WAVE 3: Residents Want Deadly Road Improved (Dec. 21, 2004)
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:32AM CDT
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New Chief Engineer Appointed to Louisville Highway District
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 7:56AM CDT
Topics: [Bullitt County] [Governor Ernie Fletcher] [Franklin County] [Henry County] [Jefferson County] [Kentucky Transportation Cabinet] [Oldham County] [Shelby County] [Spencer County] [Trimble County]
Gov. Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Bailey have appointed Barry Sanders to serve as chief district engineer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 5 which is based in Louisville.
More information: KYTC: Governor Ernie Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Clay Bailey Appoint Chief District Engineer for Highway District 5 in Louisville (June 1, 2004) , Business First: State Names Head of Louisville-area Transportation Operation (June 1, 2004)
Fifteen Projects Moved from Six-Year Plan to “Unscheduled Needs” List
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:18AM CST
Topics: Topic listing supressed. [26 topics related to this item]
When the 2004 Recommended Six-Year Highway Plan was released Transportation Cabinet Secretary Maxwell Clay Bailey assured legislators that no projects had been removed the 2002 Six-Year Plan; however, the Courier-Journal has found that fifteen projects scheduled under the 2002 plan were moved to the unscheduled needs list in the new 2004 plan.
More information: Courier-Journal: 15 projects cut from road plan (March 3, 2004) , WKYT: 15 Kentucky Road Projects Cut Due To Budget Crisis (March 4, 2004) , Hardin County News Enterprise: State drops I-65 widening (March 5, 2004)
US 31E Between Bardstown and Louisville Noted for High Accident Rate
Posted: 18-Jan-2004 7:02PM CST
The Kentucky Standard reports that three spots along US 31E in Nelson County are receiving attention due to a high accident rate: High Grove, Gobel Lake Curve and Hibbs Lane accounted for more than 60% of the accident reported along that US 31E north of Bardstown. US 31E through the area is a two-lane road that is much the same as it was originally constructed back in the 1920s.
The Transportation Cabinet plans to reconstruct part of the road between Nazerth and the Salt River; however, construction has been delayed due to historic sites along the route. Construction on the $100 million project is slated to begin in 2008.
One site on US 62 in Nelson County was also noted for a high accident rate.Dump Hill.
Information Added to Planning Website
Posted: 4-Nov-2003 4:57AM CST
Topics: [Caldwell County] [Grayson County] [Jackson County] [Lyon County] [Spencer County] [US 421] [US 641]
New information about several projects has been added to the Transportation Cabinet's Division of Planning website:
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.
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.
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