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Traffic Shift for New I-69/Pennyrile Pkwy Interchange in Hopkins County
Posted: 24-Jul-2015 9:10AM CDT

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways:

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans a traffic shift in the work zone for the New I-69 Interchange with the Breathitt-Pennyrile Parkway in HOPKINS County on Friday, July 24, 2015.

Starting Friday morning, the contractor plans to change southbound traffic on the Pennyrile Parkway to the permanent traffic configuration.   That means southbound traffic on the Pennyrile will remain on the southbound lanes of I-69 along the main line, then exit left to continue south on the Pennyrile toward Hopkinsville or to take the exit ramp to the Western Kentucky Parkway eastbound lanes.

The movement for southbound traffic wishing to remain on the Pennyrile will require going over the new overpass to get back to the southbound Pennyrile or to access the existing cloverleaf ramp to the right for eastbound WK Parkway access.

Motorists should continue to use appropriate caution in this work zone and be prepared for lane restrictions to allow additional construction activities along the interchange.

The $29 million design-build contract to reconstruct the interchange to accommodate Interstate 69 was awarded to the Rogers Group, Inc., and QK4 Inc., with an expected completion date in October 2015.

Kentucky now has 55 miles of I-69.  The route follows I-24 for 17 miles from The Julian Carroll-Purchase Parkway at Calvert City to Eddyville.  I-69 then runs for 38 miles along the former Wendell Ford-Western Kentucky Parkway from Eddyville to the Pennyrile Parkway near Madisonville.

The I-69 Interchange project in Hopkins County is among about 10 major projects totaling $260 million in new construction aimed at extending I-69 northward along the Pennyrile and southward along the Purchase Parkway.

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Field Survey Work Begins in Preparation for US 60 Cumberland River Bridge Replacement
Posted: 20-Jul-2015 1:37PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways has begun field survey work in preparation for planning a replacement of the US 60 bridge over the Cumberland River.

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Area residents invited to attend public meeting on improvements to KY 2498 in Morgan County on July 28
Posted: 20-Jul-2015 1:14PM CDT

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10:

Area residents invited to attend public meeting on improvements to KY 2498 in Morgan County on July 28

JACKSON, KY – Residents of Morgan County are invited to attend a public informational meeting to discuss a project to improve KY 2498 in West Liberty. The meeting will be held Tuesday, July 28, from 5-7 p.m. in the second floor meeting room of the West Liberty City Hall. This will be an “open house” format meeting with no formal presentation.

Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and project consultants will be available to answer questions and provide information about the project. Handouts will be available describing the project’s purpose and need, the right-of-way acquisition process and potential utility relocation concerns. Members of the public will be able to view displays showing the proposed route and the properties to be impacted by the project.

A project is under development to improve KY 2498 (Liberty Road/Wells Hill) between the US 460 intersection and the vicinity of the Morgan County ARH Hospital. The proposed improvements include widened shoulders and eliminating geometric deficiencies. The project is in the preliminary design phase. No schedule has yet been set for right of way acquisition or for construction.

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