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[US 41]U.S. Highway 41 takes a north-south route through western Kentucky. It enters Kentucky from Tennessee south of Hopkinsville, passes through Madisonville, and exits the state into Indiana north of Henderson. It is parralleled by the Breahitt Pennyrile Parkway for much of its path through Kentucky.

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[US 41]
Cleaning and Inspection of US 41 Ohio River Bridges Scheduled
Posted: 15-Sep-2009 11:13PM CDT

From KYTC Department of Highways District 2 (Sept. 14, 2009):

Transportation Cabinet schedules cleaning & inspection of US 41 Twin Bridges
Lane restrictions scheduled week of Sept. 28th
HENDERSON, Ky. — Lane restrictions are scheduled on the US 41 Twin Bridges the week of Sept. 28th, for a variety of deck and maintenance work.

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[Alternate US 41]
Railroad Work to Close Lanes on US 41A near Fort Campbell
Posted: 15-Sep-2009 11:05PM CDT

From KYTC Department of Highways District 2 (Sept. 14, 2009):

Railroad Work to Create One Lane Traffic on US 41 Between Hopkinsville and Ft. Campbell
Rail overpass to require traffic shift starting Wednesday
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — Alltrack, Inc., plans to replace railroad ties and rails along the Masonville railroad overpass on US 41-A/Ft. Campbell Boulevard between Hopkinsville and Ft. Campbell starting Wednesday, September 16, 2009. This work zone is at US 41-A mile point 8.8.

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[US 41]
Railroad Work to Create One Lane Traffic on US 41 Between Hopkinsville and Ft. Campbell
Posted: 18-Aug-2009 12:19AM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 2 on August 3, 2009:

Railroad Work to Create One Lane Traffic on US 41 Between Hopkinsville and Ft. Campbell
Rail overpass to require traffic shift starting August 6th
HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. — Alltrack, Inc., plans to replace railroad ties and rails along the railroad overpass on US 41-A/Ft. Campbell Boulevard between Hopkinsville and Ft. Campbell starting August 6, 2009.

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[US 41]
US 41 Bridge Maintenance
Posted: 10-Sep-2005 9:35PM CDT

Maintenance work to the twin US 41 bridges over the Ohio River was completed in July: Henderson Gleaner: Bridge work is done (July 1, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 41]
Bridge Maintenance Slows Traffic on US 41 Twin Bridges
Posted: 1-Jul-2005 3:50AM CDT

Routine maintenance work will result in periodic lane closures on the US 41 bridges over the Ohio River in Henderson County: The Henderson Gleaner: Work set to begin on twin bridges (June 22, 2005) [Outside Link], The Henderson Gleaner: Work set to begin Monday on twin bridges (June 26, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Warm Weather Begins to Thaw Kentucky Highways
Posted: 28-Dec-2004 4:48PM CST

Western Kentuvky’s interstates and parkways were passable, but ice persisted on roads in Christian County on Monday: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: Slushing along; Roads improving but still slippery (Dec. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

More than one foot of snow shut down roads in Caldwell County: Princeton Times Leader: Blizzard conditions plague community (Dec. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

Warmer temperatures are expected to help clear roads statewide: Associated Press: Forecasters say thaw will begin this week (Dec. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

A train that had been blocking two railroad crossings in Henderson has been moved: The Henderson Gleaner: Stuck train finally gets moving (Dec. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

Calloway County road crews hope to get a helping hand from warm weather: Murray Ledger & Times: Road crews hope to get aid from sun (Dec. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

Hardin County residents are happy with local snow cleanup efforts: Hardin County News-Enterprise: Ice, cold temperatures hamper road cleanup (Dec. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

Roads in Southern Illinois are slick, but open: WPSD NewsChannel 6: Illinois: Rural Roads Are Open But Slick (Dec. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

US 41 and I-64 in Southern Indiana are in good shape: Evansville Courier & Press: Thaw turning storm into memory (Dec. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

Up-to-date road conditions can be found at: www.511.ky.gov [Outside Link]

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[I-24]
More Snow and Ice Information
Posted: 24-Dec-2004 1:47AM CST
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Wrecks caused backups on I-71 and I-24 and summary of snow response statewide: Associated Press: Winter storm coats parts of Kentucky with snow, ice (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Winter Storm Coats Much Of Kentucky With Snow, Ice (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Summary of snow response in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Kentucky and Ohio counties declare weather emergencies (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Now, time to dig out (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Snow response in the Glasgow area: Glasgow Daily Times: Winter storm hits Kentucky (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Motorists became stranded on part of the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway near Hopkinsville: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: Storm paralyzes region (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Gov. Fletcher has declared a state of emergency in the following counties and cities: McLean, Hancock, Livingston, Hopkins, City of Providence, City of Owensboro, City of Falmouth, City of Butler, Todd, Daviess, Crittenden, Carlisle, Shelby, Muhlenberg, Pendleton, Bullitt and Grayson: WAVE 3: Governor Ernie Fletcher's Office Declares State of Emergency (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

I-64 in Indiana remains closed between Evansville and the Illinois state line. The National Guard has been rescuing stranded motorists along the interstate: Associated Press: Guardsmen Rescuing Travelers Stranded On Southern Indiana Highway (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Stranded travelers recall cold night on snowbound highway (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Snow Storm Snarls Much Of Southern, Central Indiana (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Evansville Courier & Press: Indiana National Guardsmen rescue stranded motorists from Interstate 64 (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Current Conditions

Information regarding conditions on Kentucky’s highway can be obtained by calling 1-800-RDREPORT, by calling 511 from an in-state telephone, or by visiting ww.511.ky.gov [Outside Link].

Maps of roads that will be cleared by the state government can be found at: www.kytc.state.ky.us/maintenance/Snow_Ice.htm [Outside Link].

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[US 41]
Henderson Bypass Work Nears Completion
Posted: 22-Dec-2004 9:04PM CST

A project to rehabilitate the surface of the US 41/Pennyrile Parkway bypass of Henderson should be complete soon: Henderson Gleaner: Bypass to fully reopen soon (Dec. 15, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 41]
Road Construction on US 41A to Cause Delays at Fort Campbell Gate 7
Posted: 13-Oct-2004 2:32AM CDT

Road construction on Fort Campbell Boulevard (US 41A) will cause delays at Fort Campbell’s Gate 7: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: Road construction to cause fort delays (Oct. 6, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
News Notes
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:32AM CDT
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[US 41]
Work to Replace Overpass at US 41/US 60 Interchange in Henderson Closes Roadway for Several Nights
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:15AM CDT

Work to demolish an overpass in order to make way for its replacement forces the closure of the US 41/US 60 cloverleaf interchange in Henderson this weekend: The Henderson Gleaner: For next three nights, U.S. 41-Bypass to be shut down at the cloverleaf (July 9, 2004) [Outside Link]

One ramp in the interchange complex will be close for sixty days: The Henderson Gleaner: Cloverleaf ramp closing for sixty days (July 7, 2004) [Outside Link]The Henderson Gleaner: Cloverleaf ramp closes today (July 8, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 41]
US 41 Henderson Paving Causes Traffic Delays
Posted: 30-Jun-2004 12:08AM CDT

Repaving of the Henderson Bypass (at the northern end of the Pennyrile Parkway) has been causing traffic backups through the city. In the coming weeks, the project will see the removal of one of the overpasses at the interchange with US 60. The overpass is being removed so that it can be replaced with a new structure.

More information: The Henderson Gleaner: Cloverleaf bridge removal planned for July 9-12 (June 25, 2004) [Outside Link], The Henderson Gleaner: Paving brings bypass traffic to standstill (June 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[I-69]
Henderson Area Projects: I-69 Final Environmental Impact Statement Should be Complete Late This Year, US 60 Widening Likely to Be Delayed
Posted: 24-Jun-2004 9:44PM CDT

While several Henderson County road projects are facing delays, transportation officials report that the Final Environmental Impact Statement for the Evansville-Henderson section of I-69 should be complete late this year.

Start of the US 60 widening project in southeast Henderson will likely be delayed until 2006 due to slow right-of-way acquisition.

Several miles of the Pennyrile Parkway are due to be repaved once money becomes available, and the twin US 41 bridges over the Ohio River are scheduled to be repainted in 2005 and 2006.

More information: The Henderson Gleaner: U.S. 60-West widening could be pushed back (June 24, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Alternate US 41]
Road Work Continues in Oak Grove
Posted: 24-Jun-2004 1:32AM CDT

Work on US 41 Alternate in Oak Grove continues this summer. The highway is being widened to five lanes through the town: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: Oak Grove highway construction continues (June 12, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Planning Projects
Posted: 21-Apr-2004 5:06AM CDT

The transportation cabinet’s division of planning has recently released information regarding KY 30 on Jackson and Owsley Counties [Outside Link] and US 41A in Hopkins County [Outside Link].

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[US 41]
Henderson Bypass Work to Cause Traffic Delays
Posted: 18-Mar-2004 8:42AM CST

Road work to repave and repair the Henderson Bypass is likely to cause extensive traffic disruptions. Work on the project between the northern end of the Pennyrile Parkway and US 60 began this week and is scheduled to wrap up Nov. 15.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will also be repaving a stretch of US 41 between the Ohio River and the I-164 interchange. This is interesting, since most of that stretch of road is actually in Kentucky.

More information: Henderson Gleaner: Henderson bypass may be 'road less traveled' (March 13, 2004) [Outside Link], Henderson Gleaner: Highway headaches (March 13, 2004) [Outside Link], Henderson Gleaner: U.S. 41 repairs also set around Evansville (March 13, 2004) [Outside Link], Henderson Gleaner: U.S. 41-Bypass work begins today (March 16, 2004) [Outside Link], Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Henderson road project to cause traffic delays (March 17, 2004) [Outside Link], Henderson Gleaner: Bypass paving, ramp closing to overlap (March 17, 2004) [Outside Link]

Update (Mar. 28, 2004): More information: Henderson Gleaner: Bypass repairs getting started (Mar. 19, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Fifteen Projects Moved from Six-Year Plan to “Unscheduled Needs” List
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:18AM CST
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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) [Outside Link], WKYT: 15 Kentucky Road Projects Cut Due To Budget Crisis (March 4, 2004) [Outside Link], Hardin County News Enterprise: State drops I-65 widening (March 5, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 41]
Henderson Bypass/Northern End of Pennyrile Parkway to be Repaved
Posted: 29-Jan-2004 6:20PM CST

This spring the northern end of the Pennyrile Parkway, which is also the US 41 Henderson Bypass, will be repaved at a cost $9.7 million.

More information: The (Henderson) Gleaner: Bypass repaving contract awarded (Jan. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 41]
Six Lanes of US 41A Open in Oak Grove
Posted: 20-Jan-2004 7:41AM CST

The US 41A Fort Campbell Boulevard widening project reached a major milestone with the recent opening of six lanes of traffic and continuous left turn lane between within the city of Oak Grove. Construction along the highway is still ongoing.

More information: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: 6 lanes open in Oak Grove (Jan. 14, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Kenton to Keysburg: A Road That Never Changes
Posted: 18-Jan-2004 7:02PM CST

Kentucky New Era writer describes her trip along a stretch of road in Todd and Logan Counties that she claims is much the same it was 30 years ago: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: Trenton to Keysburg: A road that never changes (Jan. 16, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Pennyrile Parkway]
Pennyrile Parkway one of Hopkinsville's Top Ten Stories of 2002
Posted: 30-Dec-2002 11:06PM CST

The plan to build an extension of the Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway was voted as one of the Christian County's top ten news stories in 2002.

More information: New Era: 2002: Year in review (Dec. 28, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[Pennyrile Parkway]
Kentucky New Era Editorial about Pennyrile Parkway Extension
Posted: 24-Aug-2002 3:48AM CDT

The Kentucky New Era has published this editorial [Outside Link] about the project to extend the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway to I-24.

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[Pennyrile Parkway]
Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway Southern Extension Route Announced
Posted: 21-Aug-2002 7:24PM CDT

The recommended route for the southern extension of the Pennyrile Parkway has been announced. The selected route, known as red-2, was chosen because it was cheaper, shorter, requires no relocations, takes less land, breaks up fewer properties, and has a better interchange with I-24 compared to other alternatives. The public is invited to comment on the recommendation until Sept. 4, 2002 at which time the Transportation Cabinet will summarize all information gathered and present the data to the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The FHWA will then make a final decision to either approve or revise the recommendation. If approved, right of way acquisition could begin in 2003 with utility relocation in 2004 and construction in 2005.

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[US 60]
Henderson County US 60 and US 41 Projects Included in Six-Year Plan
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 2:21AM CDT

A multi part project to widen US 60 between Henderson and Corydon is included in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Six-Year Plan. A new bypass north of Corydon will also be constructed. Construction is planned to start near Henderson in 2004.

Another Henderson area project is the repaving of the US 41 Henderson by-pass. (The by-pass is at the northern end of the Pennyrile Parkway.) Work there is planned to take place in 2004. The US 41 twin bridges over the Ohio River are planned to be repainted in 2005 and 2006.

More information: MyInKy.com: U.S. 60, U.S. 41 projects at top of six-year plan (July 17, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[US 41]
Henderson US 41 Repairs to Begin
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 1:46AM CDT

2.8 miles of US 41 between the US 60 interchange and the Ohio River will be repaved through the month of July. 1.5 inches of the road's concrete surface will be removed and replaced with asphalt. Permanent traffic counting equipment will also be installed. A 1996 study showed 37,000 vehicles per day use US 41 just north of the Audubon State Park.

More information: MyInKy.com: Busy U.S. 41-North in Henderson to be repaired, repaved in July (June 28, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Henderson Magistrate Proposes New Route
Posted: 8-Nov-2001 2:33AM CST

The Henderson Gleaner reports in this Nov. 7, 2001 article [Outside Link] (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.

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[US 41]
Henderson Bypass Renovation Years Away
Posted: 1-Nov-2001 2:51AM CST

According to this Oct. 31, 2001 article [Outside Link] (no longer online) on MyInKy.com, a renovation of the Henderson bypass (which is part of US 41 and the Pennyrile Parkway) is still years away. The road was built in the 1960s and is beginning to show its age.

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