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The items listed below are KentuckyRoads.com news items from September 2003. For the most recent updates see the KentuckyRoads.com home page.

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Blue Grass Parkway to be Renamed for Martha Layne Collins
Posted: 17-Sep-2003 9:40AM CDT

At Gov. Patton's direction, the Blue Grass Parkway will be officially renamed the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway in a ceremony to be held on Thursday. Martha Layne Collins was Kentucky's first (and currently only) woman governor. She was governor from 1983 to 1987. This leaves only the Audubon Parkway to have its original name.

More information: Associated Press: Blue Grass Parkway to be renamed in honor of Collins (Sept. 16, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[US 27]
Commonwealth Journal Review of Somerset Bypass Public Meeting
Posted: 4-Sep-2003 9:01PM CDT
Topics: [Pulaski County] [US 27]

Somerset's Commonwealth Journal has posted a review of information presented at a public meeting regarding a new western bypass of Somerset: Somerset Commonwealth Journal: Putting It All Together (Sept. 2, 2003) [Outside Link]

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Public Meeting to Discuss Boyd County I-64 Interchange
Posted: 4-Sep-2003 8:41PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold an open house meeting to discuss changes to the KY 180/I-64 interchange from 5p.m. to 7 p.m. next Thursday, Sept. 11, at Boyd County High School.

More information: Ashland Daily Independent: Changes coming for interchange (Sept. 3, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Firm Hired to Review Transportation Cabinet
Posted: 4-Sep-2003 8:37PM CDT

The Legislative Research Commission, a panel of state legislators, has hired the Dye Management Group of Bellevue, Washington to review the operation of the transportation cabinet. A report is expected before the end of the year.

More information: Associated Press: State hires firm to review Transportation Cabinet (Sept. 3, 2003) [Outside Link], Courier-Journal: Contractor chosen in Transportation review (Sept. 4, 2003) [Outside Link]

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Patrols to Increase on Shawnee Expressway during Reconstruction
Posted: 4-Sep-2003 8:32PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be employing off duty police to patrol the Shawnee Expressway 24-hours a day. The number of accidents on the 8-mile stretch of I-264 has increased sharply since construction began in March.

More information: Courier-Journal: Patrols to increase along stretch of interstate (Sept 3, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[KY 1214]
KY 1214/Western Kentucky Parkway Interchange Not in Six Year Plan
Posted: 1-Sep-2003 4:19PM CDT

Despite fears from some area residents that their homes will soon be torn down, there are currently no plans to build an interchange at the KY 1214 and the Western Kentucky Parkway southeast of Leitchfield. City leaders have requested an interchange to be built; however, it is currently on the unscheduled needs list.

More information: Grayson County News-Gazette: Ramps for Hwy. 1214 not in six-year plan for DOT (Aug. 30, 2003) [Outside Link]

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