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Road projects take fill back to nature
Posted: 3-Nov-2009 9:33PM CST
The Courier-Journal reports that concrete and other material being removed from I-65 and I-264 Watterson Expressway projects in Jefferson County is being used in reclamation projects in area quarries. The material is unsuitable for direct recycling so it is being used as fill material: Louisville Courier-Journal: Road projects take fill back to nature; Material from I-264 and I-65 repairs going into Natural Products quarry (Oct. 31, 2009)
Beshear Highlights Louisville Highway Projects During Visit
Posted: 20-Sep-2009 8:06AM CDT
Topics: [Barren County] [Bullitt County] [Hart County] [Interstate 264] [Interstate 265] [Interstate 65] [Jefferson County] [KY 1447] [KY 841] [Shelby County]
During a recent visit to Louisvlle, Gov. Steve Beshear updated the status of a number of road projects in the area. These include:
Public Meeting to Discuss Improvements to KY 44 near Mount Washington to be held Feb. 24
Posted: 12-Feb-2009 7:28AM CST
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a public meeting to discuss proposed improvements to KY 44 between US 31E and KY 1319 in Bullitt County. The meeting will be held from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Feb. 24 at Bullitt East High School.
I-65 Bridge Work Causes Gridlock in Bullitt County
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 3:52AM CST
Work to rebuild the I-65 bridges over the Salt River in Bullitt County has been causing gridlock throughout the area: WAVE 3: Gridlock Caused By I-65 Construction Affecting Area Drivers, Businesses (March 30, 2005)
More Snow and Ice Information
Posted: 24-Dec-2004 1:47AM CST
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Wrecks caused backups on I-71 and I-24 and summary of snow response statewide: Associated Press: Winter storm coats parts of Kentucky with snow, ice (Dec. 23, 2004) , Associated Press: Winter Storm Coats Much Of Kentucky With Snow, Ice (Dec. 23, 2004)
Summary of snow response in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Kentucky and Ohio counties declare weather emergencies (Dec. 23, 2004) , Cincinnati Enquirer: Now, time to dig out (Dec. 23, 2004)
Snow response in the Glasgow area: Glasgow Daily Times: Winter storm hits Kentucky (Dec. 23, 2004)
Motorists became stranded on part of the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway near Hopkinsville: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: Storm paralyzes region (Dec. 23, 2004)
Gov. Fletcher has declared a state of emergency in the following counties and cities: McLean, Hancock, Livingston, Hopkins, City of Providence, City of Owensboro, City of Falmouth, City of Butler, Todd, Daviess, Crittenden, Carlisle, Shelby, Muhlenberg, Pendleton, Bullitt and Grayson: WAVE 3: Governor Ernie Fletcher's Office Declares State of Emergency (Dec. 23, 2004)
I-64 in Indiana remains closed between Evansville and the Illinois state line. The National Guard has been rescuing stranded motorists along the interstate: Associated Press: Guardsmen Rescuing Travelers Stranded On Southern Indiana Highway (Dec. 23, 2004) , Associated Press: Stranded travelers recall cold night on snowbound highway (Dec. 23, 2004) , Associated Press: Snow Storm Snarls Much Of Southern, Central Indiana (Dec. 23, 2004) , Evansville Courier & Press: Indiana National Guardsmen rescue stranded motorists from Interstate 64 (Dec. 23, 2004)
Information regarding conditions on Kentucky’s highway can be obtained by calling 1-800-RDREPORT, by calling 511 from an in-state telephone, or by visiting ww.511.ky.gov .
Maps of roads that will be cleared by the state government can be found at: www.kytc.state.ky.us/maintenance/Snow_Ice.htm .
Residents Want US 31E Improved
Posted: 22-Dec-2004 9:07PM CST
In response to the number of accidents along the road, area residents would like to see safety improvements along US 31E between Bardstown and Louisville: WAVE 3: Residents Want Deadly Road Improved (Dec. 21, 2004)
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:32AM CDT
Topics: [Anderson County] [Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway] [Bullitt County] [Butler County] [Crittenden County] [Henderson County] [Interstate 64] [Jefferson County] [Kenton County] [Kentucky Transportation Cabinet] [KY 22] [KY 329] [Lyon County] [Nelson County] [The Ohio River] [Oldham County] [Powell County] [Pulaski County] [Spencer County] [US 31] [US 41] [US 60] [US 641]
New Chief Engineer Appointed to Louisville Highway District
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 7:56AM CDT
Topics: [Bullitt County] [Governor Ernie Fletcher] [Franklin County] [Henry County] [Jefferson County] [Kentucky Transportation Cabinet] [Oldham County] [Shelby County] [Spencer County] [Trimble County]
Gov. Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Bailey have appointed Barry Sanders to serve as chief district engineer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 5 which is based in Louisville.
More information: KYTC: Governor Ernie Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Clay Bailey Appoint Chief District Engineer for Highway District 5 in Louisville (June 1, 2004) , Business First: State Names Head of Louisville-area Transportation Operation (June 1, 2004)
Recent Planning Reports
Posted: 18-May-2004 3:36AM CDT
Topics: [Adair County] [Bullitt County] [Grayson County] [Green County] [Hart County] [KY 44] [KY 55] [KY 555] [KY 88] [Marion County] [Public Meetings] [Taylor County] [Washington County]
$25 million Wildlife Crossing Project Planned for I-65
Posted: 29-Mar-2004 12:17AM CST
Officials at Bernheim Forest have recently applied for a grant to construct wildlife crossings to allow deer and other wildlife to cross I-65 in Bullitt County. The bridges would be covered in grass and other vegetation so as to appeal to the animals. Such projects have been used to help reduce roadkill rates in other states. The $20 million grant would be supplemented by $5 million from other sources.
Fifteen Projects Moved from Six-Year Plan to “Unscheduled Needs” List
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:18AM CST
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When the 2004 Recommended Six-Year Highway Plan was released Transportation Cabinet Secretary Maxwell Clay Bailey assured legislators that no projects had been removed the 2002 Six-Year Plan; however, the Courier-Journal has found that fifteen projects scheduled under the 2002 plan were moved to the unscheduled needs list in the new 2004 plan.
More information: Courier-Journal: 15 projects cut from road plan (March 3, 2004) , WKYT: 15 Kentucky Road Projects Cut Due To Budget Crisis (March 4, 2004) , Hardin County News Enterprise: State drops I-65 widening (March 5, 2004)
2030 Louisville Area Transportation Plan Being Developed
Posted: 29-Feb-2004 9:41AM CST
The Jeffersonville (Ind.) Evening News reports that the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) has begun work on updating the Louisville metropolitan area master transportation plan. The next version of the plan is to include all transportation projects planned up through the year 2030. The KIPDA region includes five counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana.
State Legislator Plans Tourist Railway Between I-65 and Nelson County
Posted: 29-Jan-2004 6:20PM CST
State Representative Jodie Haydon, D-Bardstown, is attempting to develop a tourist railway between the Kentucky Railway Musuem in New Haven and Lebanon Junction off of I-65. Such a train faces a number of hurdles, including obtaining permission from CSX to use the line.
US 31E Between Bardstown and Louisville Noted for High Accident Rate
Posted: 18-Jan-2004 7:02PM CST
The Kentucky Standard reports that three spots along US 31E in Nelson County are receiving attention due to a high accident rate: High Grove, Gobel Lake Curve and Hibbs Lane accounted for more than 60% of the accident reported along that US 31E north of Bardstown. US 31E through the area is a two-lane road that is much the same as it was originally constructed back in the 1920s.
The Transportation Cabinet plans to reconstruct part of the road between Nazerth and the Salt River; however, construction has been delayed due to historic sites along the route. Construction on the $100 million project is slated to begin in 2008.
One site on US 62 in Nelson County was also noted for a high accident rate.Dump Hill.
Site Feature: Mount Washington's US 31EX
Posted: 6-Jan-2004 8:20AM CST
Mount Washington is home to a bit of signing oddity: instead of the old route of US 31E being marked "Business US 31E" it is marked as "US 31EX." Photos of this oddly signed route can be found here.
18-Vehicle Crash on I-65 South Bound Near Lebanon Junction
Posted: 27-Feb-2002 4:06PM CST
WAVE 3 from Louisville reports that an 18-vehicle accident has occured three miles south of Lebanon Junction on I-65. The south bound lanes are closed. So far there are no reports of fatalities, though there are injuries.
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