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New section of KY 80 to open in Western Kentucky
Posted: 3-Nov-2009 10:30PM CST
The final section of the newly construction four-lane route for KY 80 between Aurora and Mayfield will open soon. The new KY 80 runs further south than its original routing and crosses US 641 closer to Murray than the original route. KY 80's original route has been signed as KY 402 for several years. The opening of the new route will once again make KY 80 a continuous route.
More information: Associated Press: New highway stretch nearly done (Oct. 28, 2009)
Ground Broken on Next Phase of KY 80 Widening
Posted: 30-Jul-2006 11:14PM CDT
Gov. Ernie Fletcher recently officiated over the ceremonial ground breaking for the next phase of the KY 80 widening project in Western Kentucky. Ground was broken for the phase of the project that will construct a new four lane highway between Murray and Mayfield: Murray Ledger & Times: Next Ky. 80 phase set to break ground Thursday (May 24, 2006)
KY 80 Murray-to-Mayfield Work on Hold
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 2:29AM CST
State Rep. Melvin Henley recently told the Murray Ledger & Times that the next phase of the KY 80 widening project between Murray and Mayfield has been put on hold: Murray Ledger & Times: Murray-to-Mayfield road work on hold due to funding (Jan. 5, 2006)
AP: Debate Grows over Impact of I-69 in Western Ky., Tenn.
Posted: 10-Sep-2005 9:43PM CDT
Topics: [Caldwell County] [Fulton County] [Graves County] [Henderson County] [Hickman County] [Hopkins County] [Interstate 69] [Indiana] [Lyon County] [Marshall County] [The Ohio River] [Tennessee] [Webster County]
Ground Broken on Next Phase of KY 80 Widening
Posted: 30-Apr-2005 5:55AM CDT
Ground was broken Wednesday on the next phase of the Western Kentucky KY 80 widening project. Gov. Ernie Fletcher and other officials broke ground for a section of the highway between the KY 121 Bypass in Mayfield and KY 1124: Murray Ledger & Times: Ground broken for Mayfield end of Ky. 80 road project (April 28, 2005)
West Kentucky KY 80 Widening Work to Resume this Summer
Posted: 24-Feb-2005 4:45AM CST
William also noted during a meeting of the Purchase Area Development District that work will not begin to widen US 68/KY 80 through the Land Between the Lakes until a environmental impact statement is approved by the federal government.
New Section of Kentucky 80 Opens
Posted: 28-Oct-2004 1:57AM CDT
The Oct. 23, 2004 edition of the Murray Ledger & Times included photographs of the opening of a new section of KY 80 .
New Section of KY 80 west of Murray Starting to Take Shape
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:17AM CDT
With work to construct a new four lane section of KY 80 between Aurora and US 641 north of Murray nearly completed, focus has shifted to the next stage of the project: construction of another new four lane section between US 641 and Mayfield. The Graves/Calloway County is currently in the grade-and-drain phase of construction. Surfacing of the highway will not begin for sometime, and the road will not be open to traffic for several years.
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)
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) , (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: The 400-mile sale (June 4, 2004) , Bowling Green Daily News: Buyers crossing nation for statewide sale (June 5, 2004) , Bowling Green Daily News: Festival gives Smiths Grove chance to relax, sell goods (June 6, 2004)
Reconstruction of Kentucky 80 between Cadiz and Mayfield Progresses
Posted: 21-Feb-2004 9:41PM CST
Topics: [Calloway County] [Graves County] [KY 402] [KY 80] [Land Between the Lakes] [Marshall County] [Trigg County] [US 68]
Funding to continue the reconstruction of KY 80 is included in the new Six-Year Highway Plan. The project to widen KY 80 between Cadiz and Mayfield is broken up into three phases.
The existing two-lane stretch of KY 80 between Aurora and Kentucky 58 east of Mayfield has already been renumbered as KY 402.
New KY 80 Aurora to Mayfield Route Expected to be Complete in Two Years
Posted: 4-Nov-2002 2:14AM CST
A new four lane route for KY 80 has recently opened between US 68 at Aurora and US 641 at Murray has recently been completed. The Murray to Mayfield section is expected to be open by Spring 2004.
More information: WPSD: Highway 80 Could be Complete in Two Years (Nov. 1, 2002)
New Road in Western Kentucky Will be New Route of Kentucky 80
Posted: 6-Sep-2002 11:40PM CDT
H.B. Elkins posts in this Usenet message that he has learned from Jeff Moore at the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet that KY 80 will be routed along the new road currently under construction between Aurora and Mayfield. The current route of KY 80 between Aurora and KY 58 near Brewers has been renumbered as KY 402.
KY 121 Bridge Closed in Graves County
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 12:59AM CDT
The approach to a bridge on KY 121 south of Mayfield caved in around 4:30am on June 6th. The problem was related to recent flooding. The flood waters washed away material underneath the roadway leading to its collapse. The hole was filled with sand and gravel and the bridge was reopened.
More information: WPSD: Bridge Closure (June 6, 2002)
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