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Hardin County News Items

[US 31]
District 4 Traffic Impact Report
Posted: 16-Sep-2012 5:47PM CDT

From Kentucky Tranportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4 (Sept. 11, 2012):

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[I-65]
Median Cable Barriers Installed on I-65
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 1:19AM CDT

 

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4: 

I-65 Safety Improvements Will Begin Next Week South Of Elizabethtown

ELIZABETHTOWN, KY (May 25, 2012) – Median cable barriers are being installed along a two-lane section of Interstate 65 from the Hart/LaRue County line extending north approximately six miles into Hardin County (MP 74 – MP 80).  Once this work is completed, continuous cross over crash prevention measures will be in place from the current three-lane widening project in Barren County to just south of Elizabethtown.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded George B. Stone Company, LLC the project contract on April 27th of this year in the amount of $368,440.  Ninety percent of the contract amount is federally funded.

Work is expected to begin on Tuesday, allowing Memorial Day Weekend travelers to pass through the area without lane closures.  During the project, northbound and southbound inside shoulders will be closed.  Left (inside) lane closures will also be in place for both directions while contract crews pour concrete for the project.  Lane closures will only be allowed from 8pm Sunday through 11am Thursday.  All lanes will be open for weekend traffic, however shoulders will remain closed and workers may still be present.  Northbound and Southbound delays will be possible Monday through Wednesday during peak afternoon traffic hours.  Traffic updates are available at 511.ky.gov or from your phone by dialing 511.

Motorists are reminded that speed limits are reduced from 70 to 55mph through the work zone and double fines are in effect.

The project agreement specifies that to avoid penalties, the contractor must complete the median cable barrier installation by June 26th, 2012.

 

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Traffic Impact Report for KYTC District 4 Week of 8/27/2012
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 12:00AM CDT

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Hardin County's Elizabethtown and Radcliff offices to receive new driverís license software, cameras
Posted: 30-Aug-2012 10:19PM CDT
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From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4:

 

Hardin County’s Elizabethtown and Radcliff offices to receive new driver’s license software, cameras

Driver’s License operation suspended for one day to allow for installation

 

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 22, 2012) – Installation of software and cameras for Kentucky’s new driver’s license will require a one-day suspension of license-issuing activity in the Hardin County Circuit Court Clerk’s Elizabethtown office THURSDAY, Aug. 30.

 

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[I-65]
2012-2014 Biennial Highway Construction Plan would fund I-65 projects
Posted: 31-Mar-2012 6:59AM CDT

The 2012-2014 Biennial Highway Construction Plan which was recently passed by Kentucky's House of Representatives would fund the widening of I-65 between Horse Cave and Elizabethtown and the construction of a new I-65 interchange to serve the Kentucky Trimodal Transpark in Warren County. The bill must now be considered by the state senate: Bowling Green Daily News: Bill would fund local road work (March 18, 2012) [Outside Link]

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Rineyville Roundabout Opens
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:44PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4:

Rineyville roundabout to open Friday evening
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (Aug 20, 2010) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers say the Rineyville roundabout, a modern traffic management solution for the KY 1600 and KY 220 intersection, will open to traffic Friday evening.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Construction begins on Rineyville roundabout project
Posted: 1-Jun-2010 9:11PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4:

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (May 10, 2010) — A project to convert the intersection of KY 1600 and KY 220, in Rineyville, to a roundabout configuration begins today.

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[KY 313]
Public meeting scheduled for Bullion Boulevard connector project
Posted: 1-Jun-2010 8:23PM CDT
Topics: [Hardin County] [KY 313]

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 4:

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (May 17, 2010) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a public meeting to address right-of-way acquisition for the planned Bullion Boulevard connector in Hardin County.

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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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[I-65]
Median Cable Barriers Installation Underway
Posted: 1-Apr-2009 7:02AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently began installing cable barriers in the medians of some stretches of interstate. These barriers are intended to stop errant traffic from crossing the median.

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Office of Public Affairs:

Median cable barrier installation to begin Monday along I-65 in Hardin
Motorists urged to use extra caution in the work zone
FRANKFORT, Ky. (March 13, 2009) ó Median cable barrier installation along Interstate 65, from mile marker 91 to mile marker 100, in Hardin County, is scheduled to begin Monday, March 16.
The northbound inside shoulder will be closed throughout the project, which is expected to take six to eight weeks. The northbound express lane will be closed intermittently on week days.
Installation of a second section, from mile marker 80 to mile marker 88, will begin as work on the northern section nears completion. That work will also require shoulder and intermittent lane closures. The barrier in both sections will be placed off-center on the northbound side of the median.
The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph in the work zone and motorists are urged to use extra caution.
The $1.9 million contract, for installation of both sections, was awarded to George B. Stone Company, LLC, of Sharpsburg, Ky.
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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Warm Weather Begins to Thaw Kentucky Highways
Posted: 28-Dec-2004 4:48PM CST

Western Kentuvky’s interstates and parkways were passable, but ice persisted on roads in Christian County on Monday: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: Slushing along; Roads improving but still slippery (Dec. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

More than one foot of snow shut down roads in Caldwell County: Princeton Times Leader: Blizzard conditions plague community (Dec. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

Warmer temperatures are expected to help clear roads statewide: Associated Press: Forecasters say thaw will begin this week (Dec. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

A train that had been blocking two railroad crossings in Henderson has been moved: The Henderson Gleaner: Stuck train finally gets moving (Dec. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

Calloway County road crews hope to get a helping hand from warm weather: Murray Ledger & Times: Road crews hope to get aid from sun (Dec. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

Hardin County residents are happy with local snow cleanup efforts: Hardin County News-Enterprise: Ice, cold temperatures hamper road cleanup (Dec. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

Roads in Southern Illinois are slick, but open: WPSD NewsChannel 6: Illinois: Rural Roads Are Open But Slick (Dec. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

US 41 and I-64 in Southern Indiana are in good shape: Evansville Courier & Press: Thaw turning storm into memory (Dec. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

Up-to-date road conditions can be found at: www.511.ky.gov [Outside Link]

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[US 31W]
Hardin County US 31W Project Finished Ahead of Schedule
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:07AM CST
Topics: [Hardin County] [US 31]

A repaving project along US 31W through Fort Knox in Hardin County has finished ahead of schedule: Hardin County New-Enterprise: U.S. 31W roadwork ending ahead of schedule (Nov. 4, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[I-65]
Firm Selected to Design I-65 Glendale Interchange
Posted: 28-Oct-2004 1:55AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has selected an engineering firm to discuss ways to improve access between I-65 and the southern Hardin County town of Glendale: Hardin County News Enterprise: Glendale project takes another step (Oct. 20, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Elizabethtown-to-Radcliff Connector Public Meeting Held
Posted: 10-Oct-2004 11:48PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently held a public meeting to discuss alternatives for the construction of a new connector route between Elizabethtown and Radcliff: The (Hardin County) News-Enterprise: State officials solicit input on E'town-Radcliff connector (Sept. 15, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 31W]
Hardin County US 31W Traffic in the Spotlight
Posted: 6-Sep-2004 9:00PM CDT
Topics: [Hardin County] [US 31]

Officials in Elizabethtown have identified a stretch of US 31W as the most accident prone street in the area: &091;Hardin County News-Enterprise: ROAD RULES: Cities ID traffic hot spots (August 24, 2004) [Outside Link]

The intersection of US 31W, Lincoln Trail Boulevard, and Wilson Road will be reconstructed: Hardin County News-Enterprise: Intersection plan revealed (Aug. 26, 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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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Summary of Transportation Related Bills Passed During the 2004 Regular Session
Posted: 1-Jun-2004 6:01AM CDT

The 60-day regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly ended on April 13. Thirteen bills relating to transportation were passed into law during the 2004 regular session. Click “read full text” below for summaries of each bill.

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[KY 313]
Officials Tout KY 313 Extension
Posted: 21-Apr-2004 5:06AM CDT

At recent public meetings, transportation officials touted the benefits of extending KY 313 from Vine Grove to Brandenburg.

More information: Hardin County News-Enterprise: Officials say Ky. 313 corridor expansion would bring jobs, revenue to Radcliff (Apr. 13, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
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) [Outside Link], WKYT: 15 Kentucky Road Projects Cut Due To Budget Crisis (March 4, 2004) [Outside Link], Hardin County News Enterprise: State drops I-65 widening (March 5, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 460]
Upcoming Public Meetings
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:05AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a number of public meetings to discuss road projects across the state.

  • US 421: On March 18 from 5pm to 7pm a meeting will be held at Sandgap Elementary School in Sandgap to discuss the reconstruction of US 421 from McKee to the Rockcastle County line. [more information [Outside Link]]
  • KY 313: On April 12 from 5:30pm to 8pm a meeting will be held at Flaherty Elementary School in Ekron to discuss an extension to KY 313 from Vine Grove to Brandenburg.
  • US 460: On April 27 from 5pm to 8pm a meeting will be held at Camargo Elementary School in Jeffersonville to discuss the reconstruction of US 460 from Jeffersonville to Means.
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[KY 313]
Former Radcliff Mayor Jennings Smith Dies
Posted: 23-Jan-2004 9:09AM CST

Former Radcliff Mayor Jennings Smith died last Sunday while on vacation in Florida. Smith, who served from 1990 to 1998, was a major force behind the construction of KY 313 which connected the city to I-65.

More information: Hardin County News-Enterprise: EDITORIAL: Jennings Smith never sought the spotlight, but his light shone brightly (Jan. 21, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 31W]
US 31W to be Repaved Through Fort Knox
Posted: 6-Jan-2004 6:43AM CST
Topics: [Hardin County] [US 31]

The stretch of US 31W that passes the gold depository at Fort Knox will be repaved during a project scheduled to end by Dec. 1, 2004.

More information: Hardin County News-Enterprise: 31W north of Radcliff is next big cone zone (Nov. 16, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[KY 3005]
Elizabethtown Ring Road Construction Completion Delayed Until December
Posted: 3-Nov-2003 2:31AM CST

Completion of construction on Elizabethtown.s Ring Road has been delayed until December 1. Construction was originally expected to be complete by October 6; however, weather caused delays in completing the project.

More information: Hardin County News-Enterprise: Ring of Fines: Ring Road project behind schedule (Oct. 13, 2003) [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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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Blue Grass Parkway to be Renamed for Martha Layne Collins
Posted: 17-Sep-2003 9:40AM CDT

At Gov. Patton's direction, the Blue Grass Parkway will be officially renamed the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway in a ceremony to be held on Thursday. Martha Layne Collins was Kentucky's first (and currently only) woman governor. She was governor from 1983 to 1987. This leaves only the Audubon Parkway to have its original name.

More information: Associated Press: Blue Grass Parkway to be renamed in honor of Collins (Sept. 16, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[KY 3005]
Part of Elizabethtown's Ring Road to Close this Week for Construction
Posted: 18-Aug-2003 4:03PM CDT

Elizabethtown's Ring Road (KY 3005) will be closed for construction during the week of Aug. 18. Area businesses are concerned about the impact this road closure will have on their sales.

More information: Hardin County News-Enterprise: E'town preparing to close, expand Ring Road (Aug. 17, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[KY 3005]
Officials Crack Down on Ring Road Construction Speeders in Elizabethtown
Posted: 8-Aug-2003 4:24AM CDT

Officials have increased the enforcement of construction zone speed limits on a section of Elizabethtown's Ring Road (KY 3005) that is being widened.

The work has also involved lowering the level of the nearby Freeman Work so that a drain underneath the road could be replaced. The lowering of the level of the city-owned lake brought about a false rumor that there was a hole in the dam.

More information: The Hardin County News-Enterprise: Officials plead for caution in Ring Road construction zone (July 30, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Over Two-hundred Photographs Added
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 11:36AM CDT
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Two-hundred-and-sixty-two photographs of Kentucky's roads have been added to this website. The new photo galleries include:

A few new images have been added to the KentuckyRoads.com - Miscellaneous Signs and KentuckyRoads.com - General Images galleries as well.

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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-65]
Northern Warren County Interchange Proposed
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 12:24AM CDT

The draft Six-Year Highway Plan currently under review of the state legislature includes funding for a $30 million interchange on I-65 in northern Warren County. The intention of the interchange is to provide access to the proposed Kentucky Trimodal Transpark [Outside Link]. A similar interchange is proposed for I-65 in Hardin County.

More information Daily News: Cash for interchange in proposal (May 14, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
KYTC Studies New Route between Radcliff and Elizabethtown
Posted: 8-Nov-2001 12:14AM CST

Materials concerning a planning study [Outside Link] of a new connector between Radcliff and Elizabethtown have been posted on the KYTC website.

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