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Warren County News Items

[US 68] [KY 80]
Governor Beshear announces increased speed limit of 65 mph on U.S. 68/KY 80 between Cadiz, Bowling Green
Posted: 3-Oct-2012 7:26PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3:

Governor Beshear announces increased speed limit of 65 mph on U.S. 68/KY 80 between Cadiz, Bowling Green
‘Well-designed, well-built highway’ is connector between I-24 and I-65

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (Oct. 2, 2012) – Gov. Steve Beshear, joined by area legislators and state and local officials, today unveiled new highway signs announcing a higher speed limit of 65 mph on strategically located U.S. 68/KY 80 between Cadiz and Bowling Green.

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[I-65]
District 3 Traffic Impact Report for the week of September 17, 2012
Posted: 16-Sep-2012 5:29PM CDT

From Kentucky Transporation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Sept. 14, 2012):

District 3 Traffic Impact Report

 KYTC District 3:  Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd and Warren Counties


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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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[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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[I-65]
2012-2014 Biennial Highway Construction Plan would fund I-65 projects
Posted: 31-Mar-2012 6:59AM CDT

The 2012-2014 Biennial Highway Construction Plan which was recently passed by Kentucky's House of Representatives would fund the widening of I-65 between Horse Cave and Elizabethtown and the construction of a new I-65 interchange to serve the Kentucky Trimodal Transpark in Warren County. The bill must now be considered by the state senate: Bowling Green Daily News: Bill would fund local road work (March 18, 2012) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Speed limit reduction set for Three Springs Road in Warren County
Posted: 29-Aug-2010 8:15AM CDT
Topics: [KY 884] [Warren County]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (July 27, 2010):

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to be aware of a speed limit reduction on Three Springs Road (KY 884) in Warren County.
The speed limit will be reduced from 55 mph to 45 mph from the Minit Mart to 500 feet past the Long Road/Neal Howell Road intersection. At that point it will change to 55 mph.
Variable message boards will be posted in the area alerting motorists of this change that will go into effect on Friday.
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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Lane closure on the Natcher beginning tomorrow morning
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:31PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 25, 2010):

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to be aware of a permanent lane closure for the right hand lane of southbound Natcher Parkway beginning tomorrow morning at 7 a.m.

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[KY 234]
Downtown Bowling Green Intersections to Remain Signalized
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:24PM CDT
Topics: [KY 234] [Warren County]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 27, 2010):

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to be aware of signal work for Monday and Tuesday from 5 a.m. until noon each day. Crews will be installing upgraded signals at the intersections of 6th and Chestnut and 7th and Chestnut.

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[KY 101]
Work for the Chalybeate Bypass in Edmonson County is underway
Posted: 30-Jul-2010 9:50PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on June 14, 2010:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to be aware of crews working adjacent to KY 101 in Edmonson County.
Motorists should use caution while traveling along KY 101 from the Warren County line to Beaver Dam Chapel Road all this week.
Crews will work from 6:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and double fine signs have been posted.
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[US 231]
Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Signals Coming to Bowling Green
Posted: 30-Apr-2010 8:56AM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Dept. of Highways District 3:

Flashing Yellow Arrow Traffic Display to be Installed
New signal heads to be installed on Scottsville Road
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (April 29, 2010) - Motorists will encounter a new type of traffic signal on Scottsville Road beginning next week. The light includes a flashing yellow arrow, which indicates that motorists are allowed to proceed with caution but must yield to oncoming traffic. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has implemented this new signal in six other highway districts with success. It is already being used in Colorado, Florida, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada and Oregon.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
80% of Roads in Warren County Don't Have Posted Speed Limit
Posted: 31-Mar-2010 7:48PM CDT
Topics: [Warren County]

A recent survey by the Bowling Green City-County Planning Commission found that 80% of the roads in Warren County have no posted speed limit. By law, the default speed limit for a road with no posted speed limit is 55 MPH. Warren County's fiscal court is considering measures to adopt a uniform speed limit for residential areas in the county: Bowling Green Daily News: Progress made in push for set speed limits; Mapping of Warren completed; next step involves meetings to determine constituents’ desires (March 30, 2010) [Outside Link]

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Work has started on Natcher Parkway extension
Posted: 2-Feb-2010 6:03PM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 reports that work has begun on extending the Natcher Parkway from its current terminus at I-65 in Bowling Green to near the intersection of Dye Ford Road and US 231. The contract for grade and drainage work was awarded in November to Scotty's Contracting for $29,300,000.

There will be lane restrictions on I-65 from Exit 22 to mile marker 20 for the next year while work is underway on the parkway extension.

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Study recommends no Natcher Parkway interchange be built at Elrod Road in Bowling Green
Posted: 7-Oct-2009 9:06PM CDT

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet planning study recommends that no interchange be built between Elrod Road and Natcher Parkway near the parkway's terminus at I-65. The study was undertaken after a previous study found the construction of an interchange between the parkway and KY 884-Three Springs Road to be infeasible.

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Natcher Parkway Extension Still Moving Forward
Posted: 30-Sep-2009 6:54PM CDT

Contracts for part of the project to extend the Natcher Parkway east from its current terminus at I-65 in Warren County will be let in October: Bowling Green Daily News: Natcher project moving forward; Contracts for extension on track for Oct. letting (Sept. 28, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Transportation Element of Warren County's Comprehensive Plan Likely to Remain Unchanged
Posted: 30-Sep-2009 6:29PM CDT
Topics: [US 231] [Warren County]

The Bowling Green Daily News reports that transportation components to the Warren County Metropolitan Planning Organization's proposed comprehensive plan are unlikely to see changes. One transportation issue addressed in the plan is congestion along Scottsville Road (US 231). Jeff Moore from the Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways says that widening the roadway is not feasible, so instead the focus will be on controlling access and improving intersections: Bowling Green Daily News: Road element may remain unchanged; Future land use map of county is most controversial part of plan (Sept. 22, 2009) [Outside Link], City-County Planning Organization of Warren County [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Bowling Green Considers Improvements to Old Morgantown Road and Smallhouse Road
Posted: 24-Aug-2009 8:04PM CDT
Topics: [Warren County]

The Bowling Green city commission is considering improvements to two local routes. The commission is considering adding sidewalks and realigning portions of Old Morgantown Road, and two options for improving the intersection of Cave Mill Road and Smallhouse Road are under consideration: Bowling Green Daily News: Old Morgantown Road improvements vote set (Aug. 17, 2009) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: City discusses annexation in Smallhouse area (Aug. 19, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[US 31W]
US 31W Nashville Road Widening Project in Bowling Green Nearing Completion
Posted: 18-Aug-2009 12:52AM CDT
Topics: [US 31] [Warren County]

In a sign that the Nashville Road widening project in Bowling Green is nearing completion, road crews will soon be applying the final layer of asphalt on part of the newly widened section. From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on August 17, 2009:

Paving operations continue for Nashville Road
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kentucky Transportation crews will be applying the final layer of asphalt on Nashville Road over the next couple of weeks.
Crews will continue the paving operations tonight between the Natcher Parkway and Potter Children’s Home. This work schedule will have a 6:00 pm start time and will continue until early morning. The paving will continue for the remainder of the week with at least one lane of traffic open in each direction.
All of the striping will be done once the paving is complete. Because there will be some lag time between the paving and striping, motorists should pay close attention and reduce their speed while traveling this route, especially at the intersections.
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[I-65]
I-65 Work in Warren County Nearing Completion
Posted: 18-Aug-2009 12:47AM CDT

Paving this week on I-65 in southern Warren County should signal the near completion of the project to widen the Interstate two three lanes in each direction through all of Warren County. From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on August 17, 2009:

Paving operations for I-65 in south Warren County
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kentucky Transportation crews will be paving this week on the interstate between mile markers 15 and 20 (from north Simpson County to just south of the Natcher Parkway interchange) from 6 am until 7 pm.
Two lanes of traffic will be open in each direction.
Motorists are advised to use caution and be alert for trucks entering and exiting the work site along this area.

Update Aug. 24: The Daily News published an article about the I-65 widening project: Bowling Green Daily News: Expanded I-65 should be completed by end of Sept. (Aug. 24, 2009) [Outside Link], Associated Press: I-65 work to be done by September (Aug. 24, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[KY 880]
Lovers Lane Widening Project in Bowling Green is Complete
Posted: 18-Aug-2009 12:07AM CDT
Topics: [KY 880] [Warren County]

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on August 4, 2009:

Lovers Lane reconstruction complete
One-time country lane now major artery for Bowling Green
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – When originally built more than 60 years ago, Lovers Lane was exactly that – a single, gravel lane just barely wide enough for one vehicle. It served as a farm-to-market road for families in the surrounding countryside.
“Families along the lane took care of each other,” said Betty Lou Smith, whose family has lived on Lovers Lane since the 1950s. “If someone was sick or needed help with something on the farm, you could count on your neighbors. The lane connected us all and brought us together in times of need.”
Lovers Lane is still connecting people, though time inevitably brings change. Today, the onetime country lane is a modern, five-lane highway, thanks to a major reconstruction that was celebrated today.

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[KY 234]
Stop Lights Removed from Three Bowling Green Intersections
Posted: 17-Aug-2009 8:53PM CDT
Topics: [KY 234] [Warren County]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on April 24, 2009:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – KYTC crews will remove the signal heads from three downtown Bowling Green intersections on Monday at 9:00 am.
Stop signs were installed at each of the intersections back in January when the signals were placed on ‘flash’ in preparation for the change from a signalized intersection to one that requires each direction to stop.
The intersections to be changed to all-stop:
  • State Street and 6th Avenue
  • College Street and 6th Avenue
  • State Street and 7th Avenue
This work should take approximately 3-4 hours. Motorists should use caution and reduce their speed while traveling through these work zones.
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In this area of Bowling Green, 6th Avenue carries the west bound lanes of KY 234, and 7th Avenue the east bound lanes.

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[I-65]
Transportation Cabinet launches pilot project to improve traffic control at incident scenes
Posted: 30-Jun-2009 10:36PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has launched a pilot project to improve traffic control at incident scenes along interstate highways. As part of the pilot emergency responders will receive training and a standard kit including warning signs on a fluorescent pink background, portable sign supports, traffic cones, flagger paddles and high visibility safety vests. The initial pilot will be conducted in the Frankfort area and along the I-65 corridor from Franklin to Elizabethtown: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Transportation Cabinet launches pilot project to improve traffic control at incident scenes; Traffic control kits will help emergency responders improve safety (June 30, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Sidewalk Installation along Bowling Green's Old Louisville Road This Week
Posted: 1-Apr-2009 6:16PM CDT

From KYTC Dept. of Highways District 3 (dated April 1, 2009):

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Beginning tomorrow morning at 6:00 a.m., KY 3225 (Old Louisville Road) will have a lane closure from the north side of the bridge to Ben's Bait and Tackle Shop while workers install curb, gutter and sidewalk.
This lane closure will only be in place from 6:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. from April 2 until Friday, April 10.
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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Public Meeting: New Natcher Parkway Interchange at Elrod Road
Posted: 28-Jan-2008 11:00AM CST

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. --- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a Public Information Meeting for the Elrod Road and Natcher Parkway Interchange study to be held at the WKU L.D. Brown Ag Expo Center on Thursday, February 7 from 4 pm until 7 pm. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss the issues and concerns with a new interchange connecting Elrod Road to the Natcher Parkway. At any time during the three-hour meeting, the public can view exhibits as well as speak with KYTC representatives about the project. A formal overview of the project information will be presented at 4:30 pm.
Anyone needing additional information about the February 7 public meeting should contact Keirsten Jaggers at the Department of Highways at 270-202-0446.
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[I-65]
Wintry Conditions Hit Kentucky
Posted: 2-Feb-2007 8:00AM CST

This morning at 7:35am the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 office in Bowling Green reported that I-65 northbound was completely blocked mile marker 19.5 due to an accident involving a tractor trailer. Motorists traveling on I-65 northbound should consider alternate routes. Exit 6 is the last exit from I-65 before the accident site.

Update: all lanes are now open to traffic

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Former Chief State Highway Engineer Returns to Work in Bowling Green
Posted: 30-Jul-2006 11:20PM CDT
Topics: [US 231] [Warren County]

J.M. “Mac” Yowell has recently accepted a management position with the City-County Planning Comission of Warren County. Mr. Yowell retired from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in December 2004 after twelve years as Kentucky’s chief state highway engineer: Bowling Green Daily News: Yowell has big plans for local roads (July 21, 2006) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
I-65 Widening Project Underway
Posted: 30-Jul-2006 11:18PM CDT

A project to widen I-65 from the Tennessee state line to Bowling Green is underway: Franklin Favorite: Highway project expected to take several months (June 15, 2006) [Outside Link]

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[US 31W]
Nashville Road Widening in Bowling Green
Posted: 30-Jul-2006 11:13PM CDT
Topics: [US 31] [Warren County]

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently took bids on widening a section of Nashville Road in Bowling Green. The project will eventually widen Nashville Road to three lanes from University Boulevard to Campbell Lane and to five lanes between Campbell Lane and the Natcher Parkway: Bowling Green Daily News: Nashville Road: Projects designed to ease traffic; Plans are under way in various phases to improve flow along busy city thoroughfare (May 11, 2006) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
Courier-Journal Reviews I-66
Posted: 1-Mar-2006 2:41AM CST
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The Courier-Journal takes a look at the proposed Interstate 66: Courier-Journal: I-66: A road to growth or path of destruction?; Environmental impact statement for first Kentucky leg being studied (Feb. 26, 2006) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Tolls to be Lifted on Natcher and Audubon Parkways in Fiscal Year 2007
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 2:28AM CST

Tolls are set to be lifted on the William H. Natcher Parkway and Audubon Parkway, Kentucky’s last two remaining toll roads, in the states fiscal year 2007, which begins July 1, 2006. The exact date that tolls will be lifted has yet to have been established: Lexington Herald-Leader: Last 2 Kentucky toll parkways set to be freed up (Dec. 24, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 231]
US 231 Scottsville-Bowling Green Road Widening Complete
Posted: 12-Nov-2005 2:02AM CST

A project to widen US 231 between Bowling Green and Scottsville has wrapped up: Bowling Green Daily News: 231 work complete (Nov. 11, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 231]
US 231 Ribbon Cutting Planned for Thursday
Posted: 9-Nov-2005 4:17AM CST

A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Thursday, November 10 to mark the completion of the new four lane US 231 between Bowling Green and Scottsville: Logan County News-Democrat & Leader: Scottsville Road ribbon-cutting scheduled (Nov. 8, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[KY 880]
Bowling Green Greenway Project Moving Ahead
Posted: 1-Jul-2005 3:46AM CDT

Perhaps by the end of 2006, Bowling Green residents will be able to walk along a greenway from the Lovers Lane Soccer Complex to the Riverfront Park. Construction of a section of the greenway from Riverfront Park to Kereiakes Park should be complete this fall. This will connect to part of the greenway that was completed as part of the Cemetery Road (KY 234) widening project. Another section of the greenway will be constructed as part of the Lovers Lane (KY 880) widening project.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Path to link Lovers Lane to riverfront (May 31, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 68] [KY 80]
US 68/KY 80 Widening Project Completed in Warren County
Posted: 16-May-2005 12:04AM CDT
Topics: [KY 80] [US 31] [US 68] [Warren County]

A project to widen a stretch of US 68/KY 80 in northern Warren County was completed this week.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: U.S. 68 opens today with additional 3 lanes (May 13, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 68]
US 68 400 Mile Yard Sale: June 2-5
Posted: 16-May-2005 12:00AM CDT

The annual 400 Mile Sale stretching along US 68 from Maysville to Paducah will be held June 2-5: Maysville Ledger-Independent: A 400 mile opportunity: Yard sale is a big chance for buyers and sellers (May 1, 2005) [Outside Link], West Kentucky Corporation: 400 Mile Sale Across Kentucky [Outside Link], Logan County News-Democrat & Leader: 400 Mile events listed along U.S. 68-80 (May 10, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[KY 234]
Seventh Street Extension Project Underway in Bowling Green
Posted: 30-Apr-2005 5:52AM CDT

A project to extend Seventh Street has begun in Bowling Green. The project will tie together US 68/KY 80, KY 185, KY 234, and KY 880 and will include the construction of a new underpass under the CSX railroad.

The reporter for the Daily News refers the project as part of a four lane loop; however, KY 880 is far from a four lane loop. The road is two lanes from KY 234 to US 231 east of downtown and from US 68/KY 80 to KY 1435 southwest of downtown.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Four-lane loop stays on track (April 6, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
Alternative Corridors for I-66 Warren County and Bowling Green Beltline Designated for Further Study
Posted: 5-Mar-2005 4:28AM CST

A recent study by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet identifies several alternatives for the proposed I-66 in Warren County and a new Bowling Green beltline route.

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[New Route]
Plans Move Ahead for Southwest Corridor and 14th Street Realignment in Bowling Green
Posted: 5-Mar-2005 4:28AM CST
Topics: [KY 80] [US 31] [US 68] [Warren County]

Construction should begin this summer to realign 14th Street in Bowling Green near Western Kentucky University. After the project is complete Center Street will end at 14th Street. The realignment is intended to improve traffic flow around WKU’s campus.

Plans for a new Southwest Corridor between Russellville Road (US 68/KY 80) and Nashville Road (US 31W) are complete, and the city will purchase right of way for the new four lane connector route beginning this year. The city of Bowling Green expects money to fund the $10.9 construction project to come form the state’s budget.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: LifeSkills site dispute ends (March 3, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Rolling Road Blocks for Utility Work along I-65
Posted: 2-Mar-2005 4:19PM CST

Rolling road blocks were in place along I-65 between mile point 36 and mile point 43 this morning for utility work by Warren Rural Electric.

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[US 68] [KY 80]
US 68/KY 80 Warren County Work Done on Accelerated Basis
Posted: 9-Feb-2005 1:54AM CST

Work to widen US 68/KY 80 beginning at the intersection with US 31W north of Bowling Green is being done on an accelerated basis and being paid for with discretionary funds. The $2.5 million project is likely a prelude to the construction of a new interchange with I-65 to serve the new Kentucky TriModal Transpark. Completion of the widening is scheduled for May 15.

Work is also planned to begin soon to reconstruct KY 101 near the Warren County-Edmonson County line.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Traffic changes being planned (Feb. 7, 2005) [Outside Link], WBKO: U.S.68 SAFETY PROJECT GROUNDBREAKING (FEB. 7, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Wilkey Predicts I-65 Widening Project Could Begin This Spring
Posted: 7-Feb-2005 2:07AM CST

State Rep. Rob Wilkey believes that work to widen I-65 from the Tennessee state line to Bowling Green could begin this spring. He also has high hopes for a project to widen US 31W from KY 1008 south of Franklin to the Tennessee state line: Franklin Favorite: 'Road projects a go,' Rep. Wilkey says (Jan. 20, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 31W]
Results of US 31W Traffic Safety Blitz Released
Posted: 28-Dec-2004 1:53AM CST

The Barren River Area Development District (BRADD) and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Highways District 3 have released the results Traffic Safety Awareness Campaign that was conducted along US 31W in South-Central Kentucky from December 6 to December 12. The so-called safety blitz resulted in 871 traffic citations and hundreds of written warnings: Barren River Area Development District/Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3: Traffic Safety Blitz Helps to Curb Holiday Rush and Improve Safety Along US 31W Corridor (Dec. 22, 2004), Bowling Green Daily News: 31-W blitz successful (Dec. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Western Kentucky Parkway]
Kentucky Continues to Dig Out from Last Week’s Winter Storm; Some Roads Refreeze Overnight
Posted: 27-Dec-2004 3:22AM CST

Higher temperatures during the day may have melted some of the ice and snow along Kentucky’s highways; however, falling temperatures during nights is causing some of it to refreeze. Refreezing made parts of the Western Kentucky Parkway and Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway impassible Christmas night: Associated Press: State asks drivers to avoid western Kentucky parkways (Dec. 26, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Motorist should use caution traveling (Dec. 26, 2004) [Outside Link]

Current information regarding highway conditions can be found at: www.511.ky.gov [Outside Link].

On Christmas Day, snow and ice remained in the travel lanes of I-65 in several places. In the Louisville area, a number of abandoned vehicles remained along the shoulders and, in some cases, the travel lanes of I-65 and the Watterson Expressway. Secondary routes in both Warren and Jefferson County were still snow and ice covered; as were many of the ramps entering and leaving I-65.

Cleanup continued through Friday on I-24: Associated Press: Kentuckians continue to dig out of holiday snow (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Kentuckians continue to dig out of snow (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: State making progress on western Kentucky roads (Dec. 25, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Some still without power, roads cleared (Dec. 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Maysville area recovered quickly from the storm: Maysville Ledger Independent: White Christmas more shiny than fluffy; road crews scramble (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link]

Several accidents were reported on I-71 near mile marker 58 in Gallatin County: Associated Press: Cold keeps its hold on state (Dec. 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

Improving conditions allowed shoppers to return the stores on Christmas Eve in Owensboro: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Shoppers are back on track; Improving road conditions send residents heading to stores (Dec. 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

Summary of snow response in Henderson County: The Henderson Gleaner: Most crews stay busy helping folks, clearing roadways (Dec. 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

Problems continued on I-64 and I-65 in Indiana through Friday: The Jeffersonville (Ind.) Evening News: Snow freezes region; state of emergency declared (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Some Roads Reopening After Record Snow (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press: A long stranded trip (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], New Albany (Ind.) Tribune: City struggles to keep streets clear as snow piles up (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Interstates reopen to travelers in Midwest (Dec. 25, 2004) [Outside Link], Evansville Courier & Press: Snow gives travelers tales to tell (Dec. 25, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Some Indiana highways remained slick but passable after snow (Dec. 25, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Indiana highways slick but passable (Dec. 26, 2004) [Outside Link]

Paducah area information: WPSD NewsChannel 6: UPDATE: Major Roads Now Open (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link]

More information: Associated Press: Warmth aids road crews (Dec. 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 31W]
Traffic Blitz Aims to Save Lives
Posted: 22-Dec-2004 9:02PM CST

State and local police held a “traffic blitz” along US 31W in the hopes of improving traffic safety: Glasgow Daily Times: Holiday traffic initiative would curb fatalities along 31-W (Dec. 11, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
LED Traffic Lights Take Hold in Kentucky
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:11PM CST

Transportation authorities across Kentucky have been replacing the incandescent halogen bulbs in stop lights with energy saving Light Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs. In addition to saving energy, the LED bulbs require less maintenance. LED technology has been around for decades; however, only recently have LED prices fallen to such a level where it became cost effective to them in traffic lights.

More information: Courier-Journal: LED traffic signals save money (Nov. 29, 2004) [Outside Link]

(Updated Dec. 22) More information: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Light Emitting Diode (LED) Traffic Signals are Being Installed in Kentucky to Reduce Cost and Improve Efficiency (Dec. 21, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Bowling Green Develops Major Thoroughfare Plan
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:07PM CST

The city of Bowling Green recently unveiled a 25 year plan for major thoroughfares through the city and surrounding county. Plans include widening most roads into the city and construction of new routes along the edges of the city including a new beltline highway.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Manager: City roads in dire need of changes (Nov. 16, 2004) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Metro status leads to needs assessment (Nov. 17, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 31W]
US 31W Targeted for Safety Attention
Posted: 17-Oct-2004 8:31AM CDT

US 31W has been identified as the most dangerous road in the Barren River Area Development District. In response to this, a $247,000 federal grant will be used to develop safety programs related to the highway.

More information: Franklin Favorite: U.S. 31-W targeted for attention (Oct. 14, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
September Transportation Konnection
Posted: 17-Oct-2004 8:29AM CDT

The September 2004 edition of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s newsletter, the Transportation Konnection, has been posted to the KYTC’s web site [Outside Link].

Interesting items in September’s Konnection are:

  • Information about “Put the Brakes on Fatalities” day,
  • Information about another award for the Paris Pike Project,
  • Information about photograph of the ground breaking for Ken Bale Boulevard in Bowling Green,
  • Photographs of the reconstruction interchange between the Western Kentucky Parkway and KY 259 near Leitchfield, and
  • Photographs from the Simon Kenton Bridge rededication ceremony.

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[US 231]
US 231 Hadley Hill Work Planned for Next Year
Posted: 13-Oct-2004 2:32AM CDT
Topics: [US 231] [Warren County]

A contract for a project to reconstruct the US 231 ascent of Hadley Hill in northwestern Warren County will be let in April of next year. The $1 million project will straighten a series of curves that have been the sight of numerous accidents over the years: Bowling Green Daily News: Hadley Hill curve to get improvement (Oct. 11, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Work Begins on New Connector Route in Bowling Green
Posted: 10-Oct-2004 11:49PM CDT
Topics: [Warren County]

The City of Bowling Green, state government, and private investors are contributing funds to the construction of a new 5-lane connector route from Scottsville Road (US 231) to Shive Lane. The new route will provide access to new commercial developments.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Bale Boulevard aimed at easing congestion, building business (Sept. 15, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Bowling Green’s Greenway Commission Discusses Riverfront
Posted: 10-Oct-2004 11:47PM CDT
Topics: [Warren County]

At a meeting September, Bowling Green’s Greenway Commission discussed plans for both side of the Barren River near downtown: Bowling Green Daily News: Greenways group discusses trails around riverfront (Sept. 14, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 31W]
Improvements on the Way for Bowling Green’s Nashville Road
Posted: 6-Sep-2004 9:03PM CDT
Topics: [US 31] [Warren County]

In a Letter to the Editor, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division 3’s Public Information Officer Keirsten Jaggers outlines steps taken to correct a problem with traffic light timing on Nashville Road and reports that a project to widen the road to four lanes with a center turn lane is expected to begin in May 2005: Bowling Green Daily News: Road, traffic light improvements on the way (Sept. 5, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Pooling Water Disrupts Traffic on I-65 in Northern Warren County
Posted: 6-Sep-2004 9:02PM CDT

Before being reconstructed and widened, a section of I-65 in northern Warren County had been known as Death Valley. Now that the highway has been reconstructed safety has been improved; however, there have been several accidents involving standing water in the northbound lanes between mile maker 29 and 30.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: After fix, I-65 spot still sees trouble (Aug. 31, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
KYTC Presents Warren County Traffic Proposals
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:34AM CDT

At a July meeting, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet presented a number of ideas for improving traffic flow in and around Bowling Green. The plans include widening portions of I-65, Scottsville Road, and Nashville Road and the construction of new highway corridors that would provided access to the Natcher Parkway and I-65: Bowling Green Daily News: Public gets look at big picture for traffic flow (July 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

In other Warren County news, archaeologists are conducting a study of areas along a planned extension of Veterans Memorial Way into downtown: Bowling Green Daily News: Archaeologists digging through trash to find Bowling Green history (July 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Chief Highway Engineers Appointed in Nine Districts
Posted: 30-Jun-2004 1:07AM CDT
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Gov. Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Bailey have appointed chief highway engineers for nine of the Division of Highways' twelve districts.

  • Edward “Ted” Merryman has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for districts 1 and 2. Previously, Merryman was chief highway engineer for district 2. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Greg Meredith has been reappointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 2. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Gary M. Raymer, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 4. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • David Jones, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 6. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Jim Rummage, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 7. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Katrina O. Bradley, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for district 9. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • Samuel H. Beverage, P.E. has been appointed as Chief Highway Engineer for districts 10 and 11. [ more information [Outside Link]]

More information: WKYT: Gov. Fletcher Hires New Highway Engineers (June 29, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Fletcher appoints top highway engineers (June 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Hardin County News-Enterprise: Highway engineer appointed in E'town (June 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Maysville Ledger-Independent: New KTC Engineer Sees District as Unique (July 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 68] [KY 80]
400 Mile Yard Sale along US 68/KY 80
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 8:00AM CDT
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US 68 and KY 80 played host a 400 mile long yard sale the first weekend of June: Bowling Green Daily News: 400-mile yard sale kicks off on 68-80 (June 3, 2004) [Outside Link], (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: The 400-mile sale (June 4, 2004) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Buyers crossing nation for statewide sale (June 5, 2004) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Festival gives Smiths Grove chance to relax, sell goods (June 6, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Activist Group Denounces Louisville East End Bridge and I-66
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 8:00AM CDT
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A report by a tax watchdog group and environmental activist group denounces plans to construct a new Ohio River bridge in eastern Jefferson County and plans to construct Interstate 66 across Kentucky: Courier-Journal: East End bridge draws fire (June 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 880]
Archeological Work Planned in Preparation of Bowling Green KY 880 Extension
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 7:57AM CDT

Part of the preliminary work on a project to extend KY 880 from its current terminus at KY 185 to 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue will include an archeological survey of the area. Among other things, transportation cabinet archeologists will examine abandoned outhouses.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Black History Focus of Downtown Survey (June 1, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 68]
US 68 Yard Sale Underway
Posted: 3-Jun-2004 10:04AM CDT

The US 68 Yard Sale is underway today through Sunday in the 24 counties along the path of US 68 in Kentucky: more information [Outside Link].

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Bowling Green Plans Future Work on Greenways Project
Posted: 1-Jun-2004 6:53AM CDT
Topics: [Warren County]

Bowling Green’s Greenways Commission is working on plans for the second phase of the city’s greenways project: Bowling Green Daily News: Greenways: City planners look with hope toward future (May 29, 2004) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News (Editorial): Greenways is good venture for our city (May 29, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Over Fifty Photographs Added
Posted: 25-May-2004 10:06AM CDT
Topics: Topic listing supressed. [26 topics related to this item]

Over fifty photographs have been added to the site. They concern:

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[I-71] [I-75]
News Notes
Posted: 18-May-2004 3:38AM CDT

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky leaders continue to lobby for the replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge: Kentucky Post: Bridge replacement touted as national priority (April 22, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Plea made for new I-75 bridge (April 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge plan calls for $15M (April 29, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Voinovich wants $15M for bridge (April 30, 2004) [Outside Link]

No state budget was passed, so there is no state road plan: Franklin Favorite: Area legislators predict state will have a budget (April 22, 2004) [Outside Link], Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: No budget means no road plan (April 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

Jim Reis recognizes the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for its work in securing money to replace the Shortway Bridge: Kentucky Post: A century of boosting business (April 26, 2004) [Outside Link]

Meetings on I-71 widening in Jefferson County bring a variety of opinions: Courier-Journal: Meetings on I-71 plans draw strong opinions (April 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Governor has signed a bill to expand the authority of the Buffalo Trace covered bridge authority: Maysville Ledger Independent: Denham sponsored bills signed by governor (April 28, 2004) [Outside Link] Public meetings must now be held before the state does any work to the area’s covered bridges.

A project to widen US 231 in Indiana from the Natcher Bridge to I-64 has begun: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Project to 4-lane U.S. 231 begins (April 29, 2004) [Outside Link] The first five mile segment should be complete in 2 years.

P rospect residents are worried about an intersection on US 42: Oldham Era: Prospect residents seek help with U.S. 42 intersection (April 30, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Transportation Cabinet held a public meeting to discuss a new I-65 connector in northern Warren County: Bowling Green Daily News: Road options for transpark shown (April 30, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Transportation Cabinet was recognized by the US Fish and Wildlife Service for its work in protecting the Eggbert’s Sunflower: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Protects Endangered Eggert's Sunflower (May 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

Repairs were made to I-65 near mile marker 30 to correct a drainage problem: Bowling Green Daily News: Dangerous I-65 spot seeing changes (May 6, 2004) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Speedy repairs on interstate are appreciated (May 8, 2004) [Outside Link]

The new US 23 over the Ohio River at South Shore is running “woefully behind:” Ashland Daily Independent: ODOT - Bridge project 'woefully behind' (May 13, 2004) [Outside Link] The new U.S. Grant Bridge is scheduled to open in 2005.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Quickies: Honoring Native Musicians, Warren County Area Projects, Environmentalists Against Expedited Projects
Posted: 21-Apr-2004 5:05AM CDT

As part of a continuing project to recognize the birthplaces of Kentucky’s musicians signs have recently been erected honoring Ray Goins [Outside Link] and Curley Ray Cline [Outside Link]. (Update (Apr. 24): WKYT: Bluegrass Fiddler Honored (Apr. 23, 2004) [Outside Link])

A ceremony has held recently to dedicate the Helen Brown Bridge [Outside Link]. Helen Brown was influential in having the Pikeville area bridge built.

The Bowling Green Daily News reports on road projects planned for Warren and surrounding counties: Bowling Green Daily News: Transportation budget on track (April 5, 2004) [Outside Link]

Environmental groups oppose the Louisville Bridges Project, I-66, and other expedited projects: Courier-Journal: Environmental groups critical of bridges project (Apr. 9, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists to brake for construction workers [Outside Link].

Kentucky’s State Highway Engineer, James M. “Mac” Yowell, has been inducted to the University of Kentucky’s Engineering Hall of Distinction.

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[The Ohio River]
Federal Highway Bill Delayed
Posted: 21-Apr-2004 5:04AM CDT

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a transportation project authorization bill containing a number of Kentucky projects. Including:

The Louisville-Southern Indiana Bridges Project

  • $7 million for continuing the Brent Spence Bridge replacement study
  • I-65 connector route in Warren County
  • Pennyrile Parkway extension in Christian County
  • The Heartland Parkway
  • I-66 northern bypass of Somerset

The Senate has passed a similar bill. Differences between the two bills must now be reconciled and passed by both houses before going before the president for his approval or veto.

More information: Courier-Journal: Bill with bridges money held up (Apr. 1, 2004) [Outside Link] , Business First of Louisville: House passes bill with funding for bridges project (Mar. 29, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Post: $7M for bridge a drop in bucket (Apr. 3, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky New Era: $8 million approved for parkway extension (Apr. 3, 2004) [Outside Link], Central Kentucky News-Journal: Parkway is closer to reality (Apr. 4, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that greater Cincinnati area projects are fairing poorly in the bill: Cincinnati Enquirer: Local roads kicked to the curb (Apr. 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 234]
Cemetery Road Contractor Honored
Posted: 29-Mar-2004 12:16AM CST

American Engineers, Inc. of Glasgow was recently honored by American Consulting Engineers Council for their work on Cemetery Road widening project in Warren County. They shared the award with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the City of Bowling Green.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: American Engineers honored for design work (March 20, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 68]
US 68 Yard Sale June 3-6
Posted: 18-Mar-2004 8:43AM CST

This summer will see an event known as “400 Miles of Antiques, Collectibles & Stuff” along nearly 400-miles of US 68 Kentucky. The event will be held June 3-6 and involve events along in 24 counties along US 68’s route.

More information: Central Kentucky News-Journal: 400 miles of opportunity -- June event will bring thousands of visitors, dollars to Central Kentucky (March 14, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Natcher Parkway Extension
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:07AM CST

The Bowling Green Daily News carried a brief editorial about the proposed Natcher Parkway extension and its effects on congestion along US 231: Bowling Green Daily News: Parkway plans will alleviate traffic problem (March 5, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Southern Extension to Natcher Parkway Moving Ahead; Tolls to be Lifted in 2007
Posted: 29-Feb-2004 9:40AM CST

The Bowling Green Daily News reports that funding for construction of a southern extension of the Natcher Parkway is included in the proposed six year plan. Initial design work has already been completed for the extension that would stretch for the parkway.s current terminus at I-65 to US 231 near Dye Ford Road.

Additionally, tolls are scheduled to be lifted from the entire length of the parkway once its bonds are repaid in 2007.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: $20M Natcher extension on road toward construction (Feb. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
No Projects Cut from Six Year Road Plan, but Some Are Delayed
Posted: 20-Feb-2004 7:35AM CST
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Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bailey told state legislators on Wednesday that no projects were cut from this year's version of the Six Year Highway plan; however, some projects have delayed due to the states budget problems.

The list of projects is too long to list here; however, some notable projects are listed below.

  • $118 million for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Bridges Project. Some of this money will be raised by selling bonds that would be repaid when promised federal funding is allocated for the project.
  • $78 million for reconstruction of the Owensboro bypass to the east of its current alignment. This is meant to improve access to the William H. Natcher Bridge.
  • Widening of I-64 from Louisville to Shelbyville.
  • Widening of I-65 from the Tennessee State Line to Bowling Green.
  • Widening of I-75 in Scott and Grant counties.
  • Southern extensions of both the Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway and the William H. Natcher Parwkay.

A notable absence from the list is funding for replacing the I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River; however, the project remains on the unscheduled needs list and officials claim that it is still a priority. Construction on the project is still over a decade away.

This year the transportation cabinet has split the list into projects that will receive federal funding and projects that will not receive federal funding. Projects that will be funded only by the state are expected to be delayed and will be prioritized by need.

Update (Feb. 29, 2004): More information about projects in particular areas can be found here.

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[I-65]
McConnell Announces That Funding Has Been Secured for Transpark-related Transportation Improvements
Posted: 4-Feb-2004 4:26AM CST

Sen. Mitch McConnell helped to secure $7.25 million in funding for transportation work related to the Bowling Green Transpark. Funded projects include a new I-65 interchange and improvements to US 68/KY 80.

More information: Russellville News-Democrat & Leader: McConnell secures funds for Kentucky Transpark (Feb. 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

Update (Feb. 7, 2004): More information: Associated Press: Transpark lines up $212 million first tenant (Feb. 5, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Fletcher Promises to Remove Tolls from Natcher and Audubon Parkways
Posted: 26-Jan-2004 2:37AM CST

In a recent speech to the Owensboro Chamber Commerce, Gov. Ernie Fletcher reiterated a campaign process to remove tolls from the Natcher and Audubon Parkways.

More information: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Fletcher pushes tech center (Jan. 23m 2004) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Bowling Green Leaders Mull Plans for Outer Loop, I-66, TransPark
Posted: 16-Jan-2004 8:13AM CST

A new I-65 interchange for the Kentucky Tri-Modal Transpark, an Outer Loop around Bowling Green, and construction of I-66 are among plans discussed by Bowling Green leaders following a Citizen.s Summit last November.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Development city officials. main focus for coming years (Jan. 15, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 231]
New Phase of US 231 Widening Project Opens in Warren County
Posted: 15-Nov-2003 8:32AM CST

Another section of the US 231 widening project has opened to traffic. This phase is from Alvaton east towards the Allen County line. Work on this section should be complete by December 1. Eventually, all of US 231 between Bowling Green and Scottsville will be widened to four lanes.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Section of U.S. 231 is opened (Nov. 14, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
Anti-I-66 Meeting in Bowling Green Uses Misleading Information
Posted: 13-Nov-2003 4:40AM CST

Narration for a video presented during a meeting of persons against the construction of the proposed I-66 in Warren County described the site of a Dishman Lane collapse as being close to the location of the Kentucky Tri-Modal Transpark. The Bowling Green Daily News reports that the sites are 5-1/2 miles apart. A look at a map reveals that the two sites are at least 10 miles apart. The Dishman Lane collapse is much closer to sites such the William H. Natcher Parkway, Interstate 65, and the Bowling Green-Warren County Regional Airport which to the best of my knowledge have not suffered cave ins.

The meeting was attended by about 20 people.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Presentation geared toward people against development (Nov. 12, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Transportation Cabinet Presents Options for New I-65/Warren County Transpark Connector
Posted: 3-Nov-2003 2:31AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet presented several options for highways to connect the new Warren County Tri-Modal Transpark to I-65 at a public meeting on Oct. 9. Options include a new-freeway grade highway between I-65 and US 31W in northern Warren County and upgrading existing highways in the area.

More information: Bowling Green Daily-News: Public responds to interchange plan (Oct. 10, 2003) [Outside Link], Kentucky Trimodal Transpark [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
New "Interstate-style" Highway To Be Constructed for Warren County's Transpark by Fall 2005
Posted: 13-Aug-2003 10:42PM CDT

The Transportation Cabinet is seeking consultants to design a 2.6-mile highway to connect I-65 to US 31W in northern Warren County as part of the Kentucky TriModal Transpark. The road could conceivably extended as part of the Bowling Green Beltline project or the I-66 project. The transportation cabinet would like to have construction start on the road within two years; however, they also expect a full environmental impact statement to be completed, which could take some time.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Transpark seeking road developers (Aug. 9, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Bowling Green's Cave Mill Road Widening Project Delayed
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 9:38PM CDT

Bad weather and drainage problems have delayed a project to widen Cave Mill Road in Bowling Green. The narrow, curvy road is being widened and a hill near the intersection of Grider Pond Road is being removed. The rebuilt Cave Mill Road will connect with the new Dishman Lane and add a new modern highway corridor between Scottsville Road (US 231), Nashville Road (US 31W), and Russellville Road (US 68-KY 80).

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Cave Mill widening project delayed (July 24, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Over Two-hundred Photographs Added
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 11:36AM CDT
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Two-hundred-and-sixty-two photographs of Kentucky's roads have been added to this website. The new photo galleries include:

A few new images have been added to the KentuckyRoads.com - Miscellaneous Signs and KentuckyRoads.com - General Images galleries as well.

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[US 231]
US 231 Hadley Hill to be Straightened
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 8:46AM CDT
Topics: [US 231] [Warren County]

The state legislature has allocated $1.2 million to rebuild a steep and curvy section of US 231 just north of the Gasper River in Warren County. Construction is expected to begin in the summer of 2004.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Highway department plans to realign deadly Hadley Hill (Mar. 30, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
State Sets Up Pothole Hotline; Louisville Spends $500,000 Fixing Potholes
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 8:09AM CDT

The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this March 14, 2003 article [Outside Link] that Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has setup a pothole reporting hotline. The hotline can be reached at 1-800-PATCH-IT (1-800-728-2448). If the reported pothole is on a state-maintained road, the automated system reports it to the appropriate highway district. The City of Bowling Green also has its own pothole report phone number.

The Courier-Journal reports in this March 23, 2003 article [Outside Link] that Louisville Metro expected to spend $500,000 on repairing potholes.

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[I-65]
Warren County Road Projects
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 5:50AM CDT

A run down of Warren County area road projects:

  • I-65 construction between Bowling Green and Smiths Grove is complete. A few miles of the interstate near the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway are now under construction. This is part of a project to widen I-65 to six lanes from the Tennessee state line to Elizabethtown.
  • The new intersection between I-65 and Cemetery Road (KY 234) is complete and open. It is now Exit 26 on I-65.
  • Work to widen US 231 between Bowling Green and Alvaton is complete. Work has now started on the US 231 project to the south and east of Alvaton. US 231 is being widened to four lanes from Bowling Green to Scottsville.
  • The City of Bowling Green and Warren County are funding work to rebuild and widen Cave Mill Road from Scottsvile Road (US 231) to Dishman Lane.
  • The Natcher Parkway extension from I-65 to US 231 east of Bowling Green is still planned; however, there is currently no funding for the project.
  • The planning process for I-66 and the Bowling Green Beltline project continues.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Road improvements (Jan. 31, 2003) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Public will get view of plans for two roads (Feb. 6, 2003) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Road construction in area makes for dangerous driving (April 10, 2003) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: End in sight for construction on U.S. 231 (April 14, 2003) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Tolls to be halted on two roads (May 31, 2001) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Work starts on another section of Cave Mill (June 30, 2003) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Road paving will take place at night (July 12, 2003) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: ITA presents virtual transpark model (July 17, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Federal Budget includes Money for Kentucky Road Projects
Posted: 3-Mar-2003 10:37PM CST

The federal budget for 2002 includes money for several road projects in Kentucky. These projects include:

  • Planning for widening KY 101 in Edmonson County
  • Planning for the construction of an interchange with I-65 for the Kentucky Trimodal Transpark in Warren County
  • Right-of-way acquasiation and utility relocation for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Bridge Project
  • Bridge rennovation in Lincoln County
  • Construction of a sound barrier on I-75 in Fayette County
  • Widening of I-75 to six lanes in Rockcastle County
  • Construction of the I-66 Northern By-pass of Somerset
  • Bridge replacement on Monticello Street in Somerset

More information: Daily News: Region lands more than $13 million in funds (Feb. 15, 2003) [Outside Link], Courier-Journal: Budget funds projects in area (Feb. 15, 2003) [Outside Link], Herald-Leader: Kentucky projects in federal budget bill (Feb. 15, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
Bowling Green Beltline and I-66 Events
Posted: 15-Feb-2003 4:58AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has narrowed the list of possible routes for Interstate 66 and the Bowling Green Outer Beltline. The public is being given the chance to review the list of possible routes in a series of public meetings in the greater Bowling Green area. The KYTC has posted maps and other information about the proposed routes here [Outside Link].

More information: Daily News: Public will get view of plans for two roads (Feb. 6, 2003) [Outside Link], Daily News: Revised I-66 routes unveiled (Feb. 12, 2003) [Outside Link], KYTC Planning Project: Proposed Interstate 66 & Bowling Green Outer Beltline [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
New Tourism Signs Successful
Posted: 15-Feb-2003 4:44AM CST

Research conducted by the University of Kentucky has determined that experimental tourism signs installed along I-65 in Southcentral Kentucky were successful in attracting tourists. The study concludes that expanding the program is warranted.

Brown signs showing the distance to several attractions in Warren County and Edmonson County were installed along I-65. Signs were also installed for the Kentucky Speedway on I-71 and for Patti's 1880's Settlement on I-24.

Before the sign program can be expanded, the signs must approved by the Federal Highway Administration.

More information: Daily News: Survey shows that tourism signs are successful (Feb. 3, 2003) [Outside Link], Daily News: All state sites would benefit from signs (Editorial, Feb. 4, 2003) [Outside Link]

Update June 1, 2004: These signs are officially known as "Post-Interchange Guide Signs." The Kentucky Transportation Center has produced this 41-page report on The Evaluation of Post-Interchange Guide Signs [Outside Link].

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[KY 234]
Trees Planted Along New Cemetery Road in Bowling Green
Posted: 14-Feb-2003 8:36PM CST

A former opponent to widening Cemetery Road in Bowling Green called the new road, Bowling Green's prettiest entry after trees were planted along the new road. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet landscaped the widened highway, which includes a new interchange with I-65, so that it would fit in well with the neighborhood.

More information: Daily News: Trees planted along road expansion (Jan. 12, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
KYTC Plans I-66 Meetings in Bowling Green Area
Posted: 12-Jan-2003 4:07PM CST

The Bowling Green Daily News reports that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be holding public meetings in February to discuss possible routings for I-66 in Barren County, Edmonson County, and Warren County.

More information: Daily News: Community meetings will further discuss proposals for I-66 routes (Dec. 31, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
New Year Will Bring New Surfaces to Several Warren County Roads
Posted: 31-Dec-2002 8:10AM CST

Several Warren County roads will be repaced in 2003. These include Hammett Hill Road, Benleo Road, Fairview Boiling Springs Road, and Old Scottsville Road.

More information: Daily News: $1.157 million in state money expected for road work in Warren (Dec. 16, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
I-66 Public Meetings
Posted: 30-Dec-2002 6:21AM CST

The KYTC Division of Planning has posted preliminary information concerning public meetings [Outside Link] about I-66 in Warren County and Edmonson County.

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[I-65]
New Interchange Opens on I-65
Posted: 30-Dec-2002 4:42AM CST

The new interchange between KY 234 (Cemetery Road) and I-65 in Bowling Green has opened. The interchange is just south of the Barren River and will be numbered as Exit 26.

More information: Daily News: Cemetery/I-65 link complete (Dec. 19, 2002) [Outside Link], Daily News: Cemetery/I-65 link nearly finished (Dec. 13, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
I-65 and Cemetery Road (KY 234) Could be Complete by Thanksgiving
Posted: 3-Nov-2002 9:24PM CST

If the weather cooperates, the new interchange between I-65 and KY 234 near Bowling Green could be complete by Thanksgiving. The newly widened I-65 is now 6 lanes between the Barren River bridge just north of KY 234 and US 68 north of Bowling Green.

More information: Daily News: Project still on schedule (Oct. 31, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
KYTC Closes Some Rest Areas; Opens Others
Posted: 6-Sep-2002 10:15PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be closing several rest areas and opening a few new ones over the next few years. Two rest areas on I-64 in Shelby County, three rest areas on I-65 in Warren County and Hart County, and two rest areas on I-75 in Madison County will soon be or have already been closed; however, Kentucky is planning to build two new rest areas on I-65 in Hart County, and a one large rest area to serve both northbound and southbound traffic will be built on I-75 in Madison County. The new Madison County rest area will have parking for 400 cars, 100 trucks, and 13 oversized vehicles.

More information: Courier-Journal: Kentucky will spend millions to open new rest stops (Aug. 31, 2002) [Outside Link]

The article also briefly mentions the rest area on the Mountain Parkway and the service area on the Western Kentucky Parkway.

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[I-66]
New Interstate 66 Maps
Posted: 1-Sep-2002 6:15AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning has posted a few new maps of preliminary study corridors for I-66 in western Kentucky.

Ballard and McCracken Counties

Warren and Edmonson Counties

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[I-66]
Reports from I-66 Public Meetings
Posted: 24-Aug-2002 4:16AM CDT

Ballard County and McCracken County

Three possible routes for I-66 in Ballard County and McCracken County were revealed at a meeting in LaCenter on Tuesday:

  • One route begins at Old Mayfield Road and I-24 in McCracken County and passes through the southern park of McCracken and Ballard Counties before crossing the Mississippi River at Wickliffe.
  • Another route generally follows US 62 and KY 286 from Paducah to a new Mississippi River crossing at Wickliffe.
  • A third route would follow I-24 into Illinois and construct a new route to Cape Girardeau, MO. Illinois officials are not participating in the study because of issues with building a route through the Shawnee National Forest.

The engineering firm of Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas is conducting the study along with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Another meeting is expected to be held later this year.

More information: Courier-Journal: Public input sought on possible I-66 routes in Western Kentucky (Aug. 22, 2002) [Outside Link]

Warren County and Edmonson County

The Glasgow Daily Times reports that I-66 public meeting in Warren County and Edmonson County were well attended. They report that the engineering firm of Bernard, Lochmueller and Associates, Inc. is working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to provide alternatives for routes the proposed I-66 between the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway and the William H. Natcher Parkway. Parties interested in viewing information from the public meetings should contact Keirsten Jaggers or Jeff Moore at the KYTC office in Bowling Green. The phone number is (270) 746-7898.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: I-66 meeting well attended (Aug. 22, 2002) [Outside Link], Glasgow Daily Times: I-66 public meeting draws large crowd (Aug. 16, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Bonus Awarded for I-65 Work in Warren County
Posted: 24-Aug-2002 4:06AM CDT

A $1 million bonus was awarded to Scotty's Contracting for completing a 3-mile section of widening work on I-65 in Warren County ahead of an August 23 deadline. Scotty's stands to receive another $500,000 bonus if they can complete another section of the project from mile marker 30 to the Oakland exit before September 12.

More information: Daily News: Bonus helps roadwork get a timely finish (Aug. 22, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
I-66 in Warren County and Bowling Green Outer Beltline
Posted: 12-Aug-2002 8:47PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released information pertaining to public meeting concerning I-66 in the Bowling Green area:

  • Aug. 15 Meeting [Outside Link] - 10 am-7 pm CDT / Brownsville Community Center / 108 N. Main St. / Brownsville, KY
  • Aug. 14 Meeting [Outside Link] - 10 am-7 pm CDT / Bowling Green Public Library - Depot Br. / 401 Kentucky St. / Bowling Green, KY

The information includes an overview of the project [Outside Link] (PDF format) and map of conceptual corridors [Outside Link] (PDF format).

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[US 231]
KY 234 and US 231 Road Work Progressing
Posted: 12-Aug-2002 8:09PM CDT

[KY 234]

Work on Cemetery Road (KY 234) in Warren County is progressing. The new bridge over I-65 will open this week. The new interchange with I-65 is expected to open this fall.

[US 231]

Bids have been received for a 4.4-mile section of the new four-lane US 231 near the Warren County and Simpson County line. Grading on a section of the road near Scottsville has been completed and the surface may be completed this year. Another section of the road between Bowling Green and Alvaton including four new bridges over Drakes Creek and its flood plain could be complete by next spring. The entire project to widen the road from Bowling Green to Scottsville is expected to be completed in early 2004.

More information: Daily News: U.S. 231, new interchange work also progressing (Aug. 8, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
I-65 Construction in Warren County
Posted: 12-Aug-2002 8:02PM CDT

A three-mile section of I-65 in Warren County is expected to open soon. The contractor is being offered a $1 million bonus to complete the widening project by August 23. If they miss this deadline, there is a disincentive of $10,000 per day. This is the first time this incentive program has been used on a project in the area.

I-65 is currently being widened from KY 234 near Bowling Green to the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in northern Warren County. Bids will soon be let for widening projects north and south of the current construction area.

More information: [r:http://www.bgdailynews.com/cgi-bin/view.cgi?200208/08+bonus20020808_news.html+20020808|Daily News: Bonus a boost for I-65 work (Aug. 8, 2002)

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[I-66]
Sierra Club Posts Incorrect Information About I-66
Posted: 3-Aug-2002 3:45AM CDT

The Sierra Club has posted incorrect information about I-66 [Outside Link] on their website as part of a report against urban sprawl. The group claims that I-66 would "cut through Mammoth Cave National Park." This statement is incorrect. Though a final path for I-66 in the Warren County has yet to have been chosen, a preliminary map [Outside Link] is available. Though the park is not shown on this map, the park is entirely to the north of KY 259 and US 31W which are shown on the map. None of the preliminary routes are north of these roads.

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[I-66]
I-66 Warren County and Bowling Green Outer Beltline Preliminary Maps
Posted: 3-Aug-2002 3:30AM CDT

The West Kentucky Corporation [Outside Link] has a section with preliminary maps for I-66 and the Bowling Green Outer Beltline in Warren County [Outside Link].

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[I-65]
Other Presentations: I-64 Weekend Project and I-65 Construction in Warren County
Posted: 3-Aug-2002 3:19AM CDT

There are a couple of more interesting presentations about road projects on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet web site. They can be found here [Outside Link].

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Upcoming Public Meetings: I-66, Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway, Other Routes
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 2:26AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled several planning meetings:

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[I-66]
I-66 in Warren County
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 2:07AM CDT

The Bowling Green Daily News reports that I-66 may use part of I-65 in Warren County to make the connection between the Cumberland Parkway and Natcher Parkway in Warren County. More Information [Outside Link]

Also, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold two public meetings to discuss I-66 in the Warren County area. One meeting will be held on August 14 in Bowling Green, and another will be held the following day in Brownsville. More Information [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Dishman Lane Design Followed Proper Procedures
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 1:39AM CDT

City of Bowling Green Public Works Director Emmett Wood told the Bowling Green City Commission that the proper procedures were followed in the design of an extension of Dishman Lane. The extension collapsed in February leaving a hole that was 15 foot deep and 40 feet across. Wood said the planning began over 10 years ago and construction began in 1996. He said small changes were made to the plan and that changes to the drainage system caused by these changes may not have been accurately assessed. In hindsight, he says, these could be considered to be errors.

More information: Daily News: Process not to blame in road collapse, expert says (June 19, 2002) [Outside Link].

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[I-66]
Updated I-66 Information
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 1:26AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's I-66 web sites have been updated. Information from planning projects in Ballard, Edmonson, Marshall, McCracken, and Warren county can be found here [Outside Link]. The Official Interstate 66 [Outside Link] website has been updated with information about the Ballard and McCracken segment [Outside Link] and Pulaski and Laurel segment [Outside Link].

A new vicinity map [Outside Link] of the Pike/Mingo segment has been added. Also, the Phase 1 Archeological Survey for Pike/Mingo segment [Outside Link] has begun.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Dishman Lane Bids Lower Than Expected
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 12:52AM CDT

Bids to repair a collapsed section of Dishman Lane in Bowling Green came in lower than expected. Scotty's Contracting submitted the lowest bid for the project at $782,095. Repair of the 130 feet by 110 feet and 15 foot deep hole is expected to take 120 days. Work is planned to begin once Bowling Green Municipal Utilities relocates a nearby water main.

More info: Daily News: Dishman Lane will cost less than expected (June 6, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Northern Warren County Interchange Proposed
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 12:24AM CDT

The draft Six-Year Highway Plan currently under review of the state legislature includes funding for a $30 million interchange on I-65 in northern Warren County. The intention of the interchange is to provide access to the proposed Kentucky Trimodal Transpark [Outside Link]. A similar interchange is proposed for I-65 in Hardin County.

More information Daily News: Cash for interchange in proposal (May 14, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Bowling Green Researches Dishman Lane Repairs
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 12:06AM CDT

The Bowling Green city commission is expected to consider the costs of repairing Dishman Lane at the June 4th meeting. Bowling Green Municipal Utilities has already begun advertising for bids to relocate a 20-inch water main in the area. The relatively new road collapsed into a sinkhole in February. The city has been in touch with the engineering firms who first began planning for the road thirteen years ago to see what was known about the cave system in the area.

More information: Daily News: Dishman Lane repair costs to be known soon (May 8, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
Updated I-66 Information from Bowling Green Area Public Meetings
Posted: 24-Mar-2002 3:20PM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning has posted updated materials from Bowling Green area I-66 public meetings on its website [Outside Link].

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[I-66]
First of Two I-66 Public Meeting in South Central Kentucky Held
Posted: 5-Mar-2002 11:32PM CST

The KYTC held the first of two I-66 public meetings in South Central Kentucky on Monday. This meeting was held in Brownsville. Area residents expressed their desire for the route to pass through Edmonson County. They feel that their county has suffered financially since it was bypassed by I-65, the Natcher Parkway, and the Western Kentucky Parkway.

Another meeting is scheduled for Thursday in Bowling Green. More information can be found on the KYTC website [Outside Link].

More information: Daily News: I-66 routes studied [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Group Recommends Safety Improvements to Barren River Area Roads
Posted: 4-Mar-2002 9:52PM CST

The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Mar. 3, 2002 article [Outside Link] 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.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Section of Dishman Lane in Bowling Green Collapses
Posted: 1-Mar-2002 5:41AM CST

A large section of Dishman Lane in Bowling Green collapsed Monday evening. The damage is described as "a 40-foot collapse that encompassed an area about the size of a football field." Four cars were caught in the collapse, but there were no reports of injuries. There is no agreement on the cause of the collapse: some claim that a cave my have collapsed underneath the roadbed. The Bowling Green Road Department does not know when the damage will be repaired. The road, built by the City of Bowling Green, opened about two years ago.

More information: Daily News: Dishman Lane Collapses [Outside Link] Daily News: Experts Disagree on Cause [Outside Link]

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[I-66]
Bowling Green Loop Road Being Studied as Part of I-66
Posted: 19-Feb-2002 7:17PM CST

The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Feb. 13, 2002 article [Outside Link] 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 [Outside Link].

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Warren County Slated for $187 Million of Road Work in New Six Year Plan
Posted: 11-Feb-2002 2:00AM CST

The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Feb. 10, 2002 article [Outside Link] 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.

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[I-66]
Public Meeting: I-66 and Bowling Green Beltline Projects
Posted: 6-Feb-2002 8:38PM CST

The KYTC will be holding public meetings to discuss the proposed Bowling Green Beltline highway and the location of I-66 between the Natcher Parkway and the Cumberland Parkway. More information can be found here [Outside Link].

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[I-65]
Rest Areas on I-65 in Southern Kentucky to be Closed
Posted: 4-Feb-2002 8:30PM CST

The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this article [Outside Link] that three rest areas on I-65 will be closed: two in Warren County and a third in Hart County. The rest areas are being demolished because they are unable to handle current traffic on I-65. The stretch of road handles between 35,000 and 45,000 vehicles per day. Around 50% of this traffic is truck traffic, and the rest areas do not have adequate parking for trucks.

Update Feb. 10: This Glasgow Daily Times article [Outside Link] discusses the rest area work as well.

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[I-66]
I-66 Meetings to Be Held in South Central Kentucky
Posted: 4-Feb-2002 5:07AM CST

The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Feb. 3, 2002 article [Outside Link] that public meeting will be held in March to discuss possible routes for I-66 between the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway and the Natcher Parkway. The Daily News reports that this project will likely be combined with an effort to build a beltway road north of Bowling Green.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
New Planning Studies Released
Posted: 10-Jan-2002 6:27PM CST

A number of new planning studies have been released including a new connector near Grayson in Carter County [Outside Link], reconstruction of US 27 in Garrard and Lincoln Counties [Outside Link], reconstruction of KY 101 in Warren County [Outside Link], reconstruction of KY 90 in Barren County [Outside Link], and reconstruction of US 25 in Boone County [Outside Link].

Update: The KYTC has also launched two new websites devoted to particular projects: KY52.com [Outside Link] for improvements to KY 52 in Garrard and Madison counties and E2RC.com [Outside Link] for information about the Elizabethtown-Radcliff Connector.

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[I-65]
Road Work Progresses in Warren County
Posted: 10-Jan-2002 6:12PM CST

This Bowling Green Daily News article [Outside Link] 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.

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[US 31W]
Bowling Green Area Residents Support Improvements to US 31W
Posted: 8-Dec-2001 3:14AM CST
Topics: [US 31] [Warren County]

This Daily New article [Outside Link] reports that community response to an open house concerning improvements US 31W south of Bowling Green was overwhelming positive. Keirsten Jaggers, public information officer for the KYTC’s Bowling Green office said, "the biggest complaint we’ve been getting is that it’s not getting done tomorrow."

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[I-66]
I-66 Mostly Supported in South Central Kentucky
Posted: 8-Dec-2001 3:09AM CST

This Daily News article [Outside Link] reports that Bowling Green area residents mostly support I-66; however, there remains some concern about damage to the environment and farmland. Among the environmental concerns was the impact this road might have on the area's cave system. State officials expect that I-66 will make use of existing parkways in the region, and a new portion will be part of an outer loop around Bowling Green.

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[US 31W]
KYTC To Hold Open House about US 31W
Posted: 26-Nov-2001 9:31PM CST
Topics: [US 31] [Warren County]

The Daily News reports in this Nov. 26, 2001 article [Outside Link] that the KYTC has scheduled an open house for Tuesday Nov. 27 to discuss improvements to US 31W south of Natcher Parkway in Warren County.

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[US 31W]
Upgrades to US 31W in Bowling Green Being Studied
Posted: 25-Nov-2001 3:30PM CST
Topics: [US 31] [Warren County]

The Daily News reports in this article [Outside Link] that KYTC met with city and county leaders and local residents to discuss improvements to US 31W south of the Natcher Parkway in Bowling Green. That stretch of roads is mostly two lane and has seen considerable industrial growth in recent years resulting in congested traffic.

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[KY 234]
KY 234 Work on Schedule in Bowling Green
Posted: 25-Nov-2001 3:17PM CST

The Daily News reports in this article [Outside Link] that work is progressing will on KY 234 Cemetery Road in Bowling Green. The road is being widened to five lanes from its intersection with US 31W to just past I-65. A new interchange is being constructed at I-65, and much of the widened road is being built on a new right-of-way north of the current route.

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Residents Ask for Noise Reduction from Parkway
Posted: 8-Nov-2001 2:39AM CST

According to this article [Outside Link] in the Bowling Green Daily News residents of the Hunting Creek neighborhood of Bowling Green, which was built after the parkway, are asking the KYTC to take measures to reduce noise coming from the nearby William H. Natcher parkway.

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[KY 884]
Information about KY 884 Planning in Warren County
Posted: 23-Oct-2001 6:53AM CDT

The KYTC has posted materials from an October 11 public meeting concerning KY 884 in Warren County [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Death Valley Safer Now
Posted: 14-Oct-2001 6:40AM CDT

The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this article [Outside Link] that a stretch of I-65 once known as "Death Valley" is safer now. Police claim this is because of increased police presence and that people are driving safer through the construction zone.

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[KY 884]
KYTC Plans Open House to Discuss Improvements to KY 884
Posted: 11-Oct-2001 7:22PM CDT

The Daily News of Bowling Green reports in this Oct. 10, 2001 article [Outside Link] that the KYTC is planning a day long open house to share information about planned improvements to KY 884 between US 231 and that Natcher Parkway in Warren County.

Update: The Daily News has a second article about the open house here [Outside Link].

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[I-66]
I-66 Public Meetings Postponed
Posted: 22-Sep-2001 5:21PM CDT

The KYTC has postponed two I-66 public meetings [Outside Link] (no longer online; see here [Outside Link] for more recent information) that were scheduled for October 16 and October 18. No information on why or when the meetings will be held.

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[I-66]
Upcoming I-66 Public Meetings in Bowling Green and Brownsville
Posted: 8-Sep-2001 3:32PM CDT

The KYTC has released materials from an upcoming public meeting [Outside Link] regarding the proposed I-66 between Interstate 65 and the William H. Natcher Parkway. The meetings will be held in Bowling Green on October 16 and Brownsville on October 18.

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[I-66]
KYTC Posts New Information about I-66 Planning in Warren County
Posted: 5-Sep-2001 9:40PM CDT

The KYTC has posted materials from an August 30, 2001 meeting regarding I-66 between I-65 and the Natcher Parkway here [Outside Link].

In addition the KYTC planning web site has new dedicated to I-66. Here is a list of links to I-66 information on the KYTC website:

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Bowling Green Eliminates Traffic Commission
Posted: 5-Sep-2001 9:08PM CDT

The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Sept. 5, 2001 article [Outside Link] that Bowling Green's city council has voted to eliminate its traffic commission. It is believe that this will streamline the traffic complaint process.

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[I-65]
Site Feature: New I-65 Construction Pictures
Posted: 19-Aug-2001 6:30PM CDT

Forty-six new images have been added of I-65 Construction. These images show scrap I-beams that are going to be used to construct pedestrian bridges and images from several bridges and overpasses along I-65.

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[I-65]
An Unusual Gift: Dismantled I-65 Bridge
Posted: 10-Aug-2001 11:36PM CDT

According to this August 10, 2001 article [Outside Link] from the Bowling Green Daily News, Western Kentucky University will receive an unusual gift from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: scrap I-beams from two bridges over the Barren River that are being dismantled. The I-beams will be used to build a pedestrian walkway to a new parking lot on the University's campus.

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[I-65]
Site Feature: New I-65 Construction Pictures
Posted: 10-Aug-2001 3:11PM CDT

Two new pictures have been added to the I-65 Construction feature. They show the north bound view of the construction north of Exit 28 in Warren County.

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[William H. Natcher Parkway]
Site Feature: Glen Lily Road Overpass
Posted: 2-Aug-2001 8:29PM CDT

A side view of the overpass. Close to the overpass facing south. A view of the underside of the bridge.
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In 1973, an overpass over the William H. Natcher Parkway in Warren County was named "Most Beautiful Bridge" by the American Institute of Steel Construction. Click here to see photographs of the overpass taken on June 17, 2001.

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[KY 884]
State to Study Improvements to KY 884
Posted: 2-Aug-2001 3:31AM CDT

The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this July 27, 2001 article [Outside Link] that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has begun studying possible improvements to KY 884 between US 231 and the Natcher Parkway in Bowling Green. Information on the planning study can be found here [Outside Link] on the KYTC website.

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[I-66]
Routes for I-66 Studied in Warren County
Posted: 2-Aug-2001 3:19AM CDT

The Daily News (Bowling Green) reports in this July 12, 2001 article [Outside Link] that a study has begun to designate a route for Interstate 66 between the Louie B. Nunn (Cumberland) Parkway and William H. Natcher Parkway. This route would be in the area of Warren, Edmonson, and Butler counties. The article also discusses the status of other parts of the I-66 project.

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