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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 September 3, 2012
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 10:08PM CDT

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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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[Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway]
Construction equipment to cross parkway through the summer, be prepared to stop on the Nunn Parkway
Posted: 1-Jun-2010 8:16PM CDT

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – (May 21, 2010) The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to be aware of construction vehicles crossing the Louie B. Nunn Parkway at mile marker 15.25 beginning Tuesday morning, weather permitting. This crossing is east of Exit 14 (KY 90).
This crossing is not at an interchange but is in the middle of on-going construction for the eastern section of the Glasgow Outer Loop. The vehicle crossings are necessary for interchange work on the south side of the parkway and will continue through the summer.
Dump trucks and other heavy equipment vehicles will be flagged across BOTH directions of the Nunn Parkway during daylight hours.
Traffic will be brought to a stop in each direction during these crossovers.
Motorists are advised to watch for flaggers, reduce their speed and be prepared to come to a complete stop at this location.
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[I-65]
Beshear Highlights Louisville Highway Projects During Visit
Posted: 20-Sep-2009 8:06AM CDT

During a recent visit to Louisvlle, Gov. Steve Beshear updated the status of a number of road projects in the area. These include:

  • The construction of an interchange between KY 1447 Westport Road and I-264 Watterson Expressway.
  • Widening of I-64 from I-265 Gene Snyder Freeway to Exit 28 in Shelby County.
  • Median cable barrier installation along I-65.
  • Reconstruction of a ramp at the interchange between I-64 and I-264 Shawnee Expressway west of downtown.
  • Pavement repairs along various stretches of interstate.

More information: Louisville Courier-Journal: Beshear recaps road projects in Louisville area; $200M in work started or planned (Sept. 18, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway]
Work on Glasgow Outer Loop to Impact Cumberland Parkway Traffic
Posted: 18-Aug-2009 12:40AM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on August 9, 2009:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – KYTC crews have pushed traffic down to one lane in each direction on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway in preparation for bridge pier construction.
Both directions of the Nunn Parkway will be pushed down to one lane around the clock at mile marker 15-16 for the next 45 days. The lane closures are approximately 2,000 feet in length and will allow crews to begin work on the interchange for the Glasgow Outer Loop.
The third section of the outer loop was awarded to Hinkle Contracting in June for $13,730,000 and is tentatively scheduled for completion in the spring of 2011.
Motorists are advised to use caution and pay attention to signage while traveling through this work zone. The speed limit in this area has been reduced to 55 mph.
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[Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway]
Guard Rail Work on Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway
Posted: 18-Aug-2009 12:23AM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on August 12, 2009:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – Kentucky Transportation crews will be installing guard rail on the Louie B. Nunn Parkway this week from 7:00 am until 5 pm.
Lane closures will be used in each direction from mile marker 0-5 while this work is performed.
Motorists are advised to use caution and reduce their speed while traveling through this work zone.
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[KY 1330]
Section of KY 1330 in Barren County Closed for Bridge Reconstruction
Posted: 17-Aug-2009 9:45PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on June 10, 2009:

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. Beginning on Monday, June 15, Kentucky Transportation crews will begin the reconstruction of the bridge on KY 1330 at mile marker 2.2 in Barren County.
This work involves the demolition and reconstruction of the existing bridge over Falling Timber Creek and will require KY 1330/Kino Road to be CLOSED from Monday, June 15 through September 14.
A detour route will be set up and signed using KY 640 and KY 90. The closure will begin at 6:30 am on Monday.
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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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[US 31W]
US 31W Traffic Blitz Coming
Posted: 14-Feb-2007 12:25PM CST
Topics: [Barren County] [US 31]

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 3 in Bowling Green reports that a Traffic Blitz will take a place along the "US 31W Safety Corridor" from February 26 to March 4. A press conference concerning this event will take place at 8:00 AM Friday February 16 at Park City Fire Department along US 31W in Park City.

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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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[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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[KY 90]
Improvements Coming to KY 90 in Barren County
Posted: 20-May-2005 1:22AM CDT
Topics: [Barren County] [KY 90]

3.9 Miles of Cave City Road in Barren County will be repaved this year.

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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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[I-66]
“Future I-66 Corridor”
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 5:19AM CST

[Future I-66 Corridor]

On Wednesday, March 23, 2005, Gov. Ernie Fletcher unveiled signs to mark the proposed corridor of I-66 through Southern Kentucky at events in Glasgow and Columbia. As of Friday, March 25, 2005 at least two of these signs had been installed along the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway: one along the parkway’s eastbound lanes at its western terminus and one along the westbound lanes at exit 11.

See also: Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway route marker and Future I-66 Corridor marker.

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[I-66]
New I-66 Signs Unveiled
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 3:50AM CST

Last week, Gov. Ernie Fletcher unveiled new signs marking the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway as the proposed path of I-66.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: I-66 signage to be unveiled here Wednesday (March 19, 2005) [Outside Link], Logan County News-Democrat & Leader: I-66 event planned (March 22, 2005) [Outside Link], WKYT: Signs Going Up Along I-66 Route (March 23, 2005) [Outside Link], Glasgow Daily Times: Governor unveils I-66 Corridor sign here (March 24, 2005) [Outside Link], Glasgow Daily Times: New I-66 signs point the way (March 28, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Wreck Forces Closure of I-65 Southbound at Exit 53
Posted: 14-Feb-2005 5:56PM CST

A wreck this morning at I-65 mile marker 51 has forced the closure of I-65 southbound at exit 53 (KY 90). A detour has been posted. Up-to-date information on traffic conditions can be found at: www.511.ky.gov [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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[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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[New Route]
New Glasgow Outer Loop Named in Honor of Veterans; Opens to Traffic Dec. 15
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:10PM CST

The nearly completed Glasgow Outer Loop has been officially named the Veterans Outer Loop. A ribbon cutting ceremony for the route was held on Dec. 2.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: New road to be named Veterans Outer Loop (Nov. 28, 2004) [Outside Link], Glasgow Daily Times: Outer Loop ribbon cutting Thursday (Nov. 28, 2004) [Outside Link], WBKO 13: Veterans Outer Loop Scheduled to Open (Dec. 3, 2004) [Outside Link], Glasgow Daily Times: Ribbon cutting opens first section of new outer loop (Dec. 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

(Updated, Dec. 22) The Outer Loop opened to traffic on December 15.

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[New Route]
Paving Underway on Glasgow Outer Loop
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:09AM CST

The new Glasgow Outer Loop moved one step closer to completion when paving began last week. A locally mined material known as Kyrock is being used to surface the highway.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: Section of Outer Loop nears completion with application of Kyrock (Nov. 14, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Glasgow Seeks Name for New Outer Loop
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:17AM CDT

The city of Glasgow is holding a contest to select a name for the new outer loop. The contest is open to residents of Barren County who are 18 years of age or older. For more details on how to submit a suggestion see the city of Glasgow web site [Outside Link]. The final name for the new road will be selected by a committee composed of city leaders and the Barren County judge executive. The submitter of the winning name will receive a $100 gift certificate.

More information: Glasgow Daily Times: City to sponsor contest: Suggestions sought to name new outer loop (July 10, 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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[New Route]
Main Sections of New Glasgow Outer Loop to Open by Fall
Posted: 30-Jun-2004 12:09AM CDT

The new Glasgow Outer Loop will be mostly complete by the fall. The new highway will connect KY 90 west of Glasgow to US 68/KY 80 east of the city.

The only remaining uncompleted sections of the highway are two connections to the Cumberland Parkway. There is currently no funding to begin construction on these sections.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Main sections of Glasgow’s outer loop to open by winter (June 27, 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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[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]
Over Fifty Photographs Added
Posted: 25-May-2004 10:06AM CDT
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Over fifty photographs have been added to the site. They concern:

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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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[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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[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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[New Route]
Glasgow Outer Loop Ahead of Schedule
Posted: 3-Feb-2004 9:37AM CST

The front page of Feb. 2's Glasgow Daily Times [Outside Link] includes a photograph of a bridge near US 68-KY 80 that is being built as part of the Glasgow Outer Loop. The Daily Times reports that the project is running ahead of schedule.

Photograph: Glasgow Daily Times: Feb. 2, 2004 [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Kentucky Post Editorial Looks at Highway Renamings
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 2:07AM CDT
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The last few months have seen the renaming of two parkways and the AA Highway. The Kentucky Post editorialized the situation: Kentucky Post: The name game (Sept. 17, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway] [Daniel Boone Parkway]
Daniel Boone Descendants Furious over Parkway Name Change; Former Gov. Nunn Offers Cumberland Parkway as Compromise
Posted: 30-Aug-2003 6:52PM CDT

A group representing the descendants of Daniel Boone has launched a PR campaign to express their outrage over the renaming of the Daniel Boone Parkway as the Hal Rogers Parkway. For the first time, a spokesman for Gov. Patton admitted that the governor recommended the name change to the Transportation Cabinet.

Former Gov. Louie B. Nunn has offered a renaming compromise. He has proposed renaming the Cumberland Parkway in honor of Congressman Rogers. In 2000, the state legislature renamed the Cumberland Parkway the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway in honor of the former governor without his consent. Nunn says the signs on the parkway could easily be changed to honor Hal Rogers.

More information: Associated Press: Descendants furious over removal of Daniel Boone's name from Kentucky highway (Aug. 23, 2003) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Former governor offers compromise to restore Daniel Boone's name to Kentucky parkway (Aug. 27, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway]
Daily News Profiles Former Toll Employee
Posted: 22-Jul-2003 6:36PM CDT

The Bowling Green Daily News has profiled a former toll collector. Sixty-year-old Bonnie Poore used to work at the Bon Ayr Toll Plaza at the western end of the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway. Now she has been transferred to maintenance division of the Department of Highways.

More information: Bowling Green Daily News: From toll work to road work, woman learns that smiles count (July 21, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway] [Daniel Boone Parkway]
Tolls Removed from Daniel Boone Parkway and Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway; Daniel Boone Parkway Renamed Hal Rogers Parkway
Posted: 15-Jul-2003 9:17AM CDT

Midnight June 1, 2003 marked the end of tolls on the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway and the Daniel Boone Parkway. Transportation officials and U.S. Congressman Hal Rogers commemorated the occasion on June 9 at the London toll both on the Daniel Boone Parkway. At the ceremony, Congressman Rogers personally manned a bulldozer and knocked over one of the toll booths. It was also revealed at this ceremony that the Daniel Boone Parkway would be renamed the Hal Rogers Parkway.

Read more for more information about Hal Rogers, the removal of tolls, pictures of the parkways, the renaming of the Daniel Boone Parkway, and the controversy it sparked.

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[Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway] [Daniel Boone Parkway]
Tolls to be Removed from Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway and Daniel Boone Parkway
Posted: 15-Feb-2003 7:19AM CST

U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers has secured $13 million in federal spending to eliminate tolls from the Louie B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway and the Daniel Boone Parkway. The state currently owes $26 million in bonds on the parkway system. This federal funding will eliminate half of the outstanding debt and allow the state to refinance the rest at a lower interest rate.

More information: KYTC Press Release: Rogers: Tollbooths on Daniel Boone & Cumberland Parkways are Coming Down [Outside Link], Herald-Leader: Tolls to end on 2 parkways (Feb. 15, 2003) [Outside Link], Courier-Journal: Tolls to end on Daniel Boone, Cumberland parkways (Feb. 16, 2003) [Outside Link], Daily Independent: Toll charges to be eliminated on highways (Feb. 16, 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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[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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[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-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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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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[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-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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[New Route]
Glasgow Outer Loop Ground Breaking Set for Jan. 25
Posted: 22-Jan-2002 10:51PM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a ground breaking ceremony for the Glasgow Outer Loop on Friday, Jan. 25 at 2:00 p.m. It will be held at the Highland 7 Cinemas on Ky. 90. The loop will be around the northern side of the city and connect to the Louis B. Nunn Cumberland Parkway (future Interstate 66) east and west of the city.

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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-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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[New Route]
Glasgow Outer Loop Archaeological Dig Complete
Posted: 14-Oct-2001 6:47AM CDT

The Glasgow Daily Times reports in this article [Outside Link] that the Glasgow Outer Loop is one step closer to construction now that archaeological work along the proposed path is complete.

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[New Route]
Bids to be Let for New Glasgow Loop Road
Posted: 23-Sep-2001 7:00PM CDT

The Glasgow Daily Times reports in this Sept. 22, 2001 article [Outside Link] that bids will be let for a portion of the new Glasgow outer loop on Sept. 28. When complete this road will connect with the Nunn Cumberland Parkway to the east and to the west of Glasgow and loop around the north of the city.

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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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[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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