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Cave-in-Rock Ferry Information
Posted: 1-Jun-2010 8:35PM CDT
This press release from over the winter contains some interesting information about the ferry that crosses the Ohio River between Kentucky and Illinois at Cave-in-Rock, Illinois. From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways:
Cave-In-Rock Ferry Resumes Service
MARION, KY (January 14, 2010) – The Cave-In-Rock Ferry has resumed service after being closed since about 2:00 p.m. Saturday by ice on the Ohio River.
Ice accumulated at the Kentucky landing blocking ferry access to the landing ramp. This morning ferry operator Lonnie Lewis was able to clear the ice away from the landing ramp. That has allowed the ferry to open for service today.
The Cave-In-Rock Ferry connects KY 91 with ILLINOIS Route 1 across the Ohio River between Crittenden County, KY, and Hardin County, IL.
The ferry normally operates from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. central time, 7 days a week. The ferry carries about 500 vehicles across the Ohio River in an average day.
The Cave-In-Rock Ferry is operated by an independent contractor with joint funding from KYTC and Idot through a ferry authority.
Money Set Aside for US 641 Right-of-Way
Posted: 2-Oct-2005 8:28PM CDT
Topics: [Caldwell County] [Crittenden County] [Interstate 24] [US 641] [Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has allocated $3.5 million for acquisition of right-of-way for a project to widen US 641 between Marion and Eddyville. This money is for the first phase of the project—a 5.6-mile section in Crittenden County. Construction is expected to begin on this section in 2007.
Right-of-Way Purchase Process Begins for US 641 Project
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 5:43PM CST
Work has begun to appraise parcels of land that lie in the path of the US 641 widening project between Marion and Eddyville: The Crittenden Press: U.S. 641 appraisals are under way (March 31, 2005)
Sturgis-Area Residents Concerned of Coal Haul Request
Posted: 21-Feb-2005 5:26AM CST
Union County officials have asked the state to reject a request by a start-up coalmine to add two-miles of KY 365 to the list of approved coal hauling highways: Evansville Courier&Press: Coal road proposal irks residents (Feb. 14, 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 .
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]
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.
More information: WKYT: Gov. Fletcher Hires New Highway Engineers (June 29, 2004) , Associated Press: Fletcher appoints top highway engineers (June 30, 2004) , Hardin County News-Enterprise: Highway engineer appointed in E'town (June 30, 2004) , Maysville Ledger-Independent: New KTC Engineer Sees District as Unique (July 2, 2004)
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:
Abandoned Railroad Bridge to be Converted for Emergency Use
Posted: 3-Feb-2004 1:50AM CST
An abandoned Illinois Central Gulf railroad bridge over the Tradewater River will be converted into an automobile bridge for use by emergency traffic. The town of Blackford in Webster County is occasionally cut off from traffic during floods; it is hoped this bridge will still open even during high water.
Plans for US 641 Widening Between Marion and Eddyville Expected by Year's End
Posted: 8-Aug-2003 4:35AM CDT
Topics: [Caldwell County] [Crittenden County] [Interstate 24] [Lyon County] [US 641] [Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway]
Transportation officials announced at recent meetings in Western Kentucky that final designed for a new four-lane US 641 between Marion and Eddyville should be complete by December 1.
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 1:32AM CDT
Topics: [Ballard County] [Clay County] [Crittenden County] [Daniel Boone Parkway/Hal Rogers Parkway] [Heartland Parkway] [Interstate 64] [Jefferson County] [Knox County] [KY 1747] [KY 22] [KY 7] [KY 80] [Lyon County] [McCracken County] [Other Routes] [Pendleton County] [Pike County] [Shelby County] [US 60] [US 641] [Whitley County]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Professional Services has posted several procurement bulletins . Even if you aren't a contractor, these bulletins are useful for learning about upcoming road projects. Recent bulletins include:
New US 641 Corridor in Western Kentucky Expected to Bring Growth
Posted: 1-Mar-2002 5:50AM CST
The KYTC is planning to build a four lane corridor between Marion and Eddyville. The route is expected to stimulate economic development in an area whose current primary route is the two lane US 60. Planning and design is expected to begin this year with right of way acquisition expected in 2004.
More information: Evansville Courier & Press: Highway promises growth (no longer online)
Crittenden County Officials Ask KYTC to Route I-69 Along Ohio River
Posted: 16-Oct-2001 2:55PM CDT
The Evansville Courier and Press reports in this Oct. 16 article that officials in Crittenden County are asking the KYTC to consider a route for I-69 along the Ohio River between Henderson and Paducah instead of a route using the Western Kentucky Parkway.
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