Home > Counties >
Kenton County

This page contains news and information about roads and highways in Kenton County, Kentucky.

Related images: [2 images related to this topic.]

Related image gallery: [Shortway Bridge]

Related links:

Related news topics: [Interstate 275] [Interstate 75] [KY 1017] [KY 1120] [KY 1303] [KY 1501] [KY 16] [KY 17] [KY 177] [KY 2047] [KY 536] [KY 8] [US 25]


Kenton County News Items

[I-71] [I-75]
Location, Tolls Problems for Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
Posted: 12-Feb-2009 7:33AM CST

The Associated Press has a brief story about how the questions of where and how to pay for a replacement for the Brent Spence Bridge still remain to be answered: Associated Press: Tolls, location problems in bridge planning (Feb. 9, 2009) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Roebling Bride May Close for Year
Posted: 30-Jul-2006 11:09PM CDT

The historic Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River at Covington may close for a year beginning in October for repainting and repair: Cincinnati Enquirer: Suspension Bridge may close for year (March 28, 2006) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[New Route]
State Rep. Proposes Northern Kentucky Toll Road
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 2:28AM CST

State Rep. Paul Marcotte, R-Union, has proposed building a toll road to connect several communities in southern Boone, Kenton, and Campbell Counties: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Toll road on horizon? (Dec. 20, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[US 25]
Dixie Highway Project Alternatives Presented
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 2:23AM CST

Alternatives for upgrading Dixie Highway in Kenton County were recently presented at a series of public meetings: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Planning for the 'Dixie Fix' (Nov. 12, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
All Major Roads Eventually Lead to OKI
Posted: 30-Oct-2005 11:46PM CST

The Cincinnati Enquirer profiles the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments, one of the planning agencies behind major highway projects in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky: Cincinnati Enquirer: All major roads eventually lead to OKI; Group heavily involved in local highways (Oct. 13, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Bridge Replacement to be a Signature Bridge
Posted: 30-Oct-2005 11:44PM CST

One percent of the budget to build a replacement for the Brent Spence Bridge will be used to improve the bridge’s aesthetics: Kentucky Post: Bridge will be one of a kind (Oct. 7, 2005) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Goal: Get bridge right; Much study underpins planning for Brent Spence replacement (Oct. 17, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Covington Railroad Crossing “Quiet Zone” May Be Reinstated
Posted: 3-Oct-2005 1:29PM CDT
Topics: [Kenton County]

The city of Covington has asked the Federal Railroad Administration to reinstate a quiet zone at seven railroad crossings in the heart of the city. If approved, some improvements may have to be made to improve safety at the crossings.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Trains may get quieter; Latonia complaints lead to action by Covington (Oct. 3, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Work Begins on Final Phase of KY 17 Project
Posted: 2-Oct-2005 8:31PM CDT
Topics: [Kenton County] [KY 17]

Work began last month on the final phase of the KY 17 widening project in Kenton County. The widening project includes the construction of bicycle lanes along part of the route.

More information: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Last phase of Ky. 17 improvement project set (Sept. 21, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
History of the Roebling Suspension Bridge
Posted: 2-Oct-2005 8:28PM CDT

The Kentucky Post takes a look at this history of the Roebling Suspension Bridge: Kentucky Post: After many false starts, Roebling spanned the Ohio (Sept. 12, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
KY 17 Work Set to Begin
Posted: 10-Sep-2005 9:44PM CDT
Topics: [Kenton County] [KY 17]

Work is set to begin on the second phase of a KY 17 widening project in Kenton County: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Ky. 17 work ready to start (Aug. 27, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[US 25]
Update on Northern Kentucky Projects
Posted: 1-Jul-2005 3:47AM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer has provided a list of on-going road construction projects in Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties: Cincinnati Enquirer: N.Ky. roads: Construction project updates (June 6, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Speed Limit Lowered on Cross-Covington Route
Posted: 20-May-2005 1:19AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has agreed to lower the speed limit on Hands Pike (KY 1501): Cincinnati Enquirer: Hands Pike drivers have to slow down (May 19, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Roebling Bridge to be Repainted
Posted: 20-May-2005 1:13AM CDT

Barring any unforeseen problems, the Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River at Covington will be repainted next summer: Kentucky Post: River Rainbow (May 14, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[US 42]
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge Project Wraps Up
Posted: 16-May-2005 12:04AM CDT

A project to rehabilitate the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge was recently completed: Cincinnati Post: Clay Wade Bailey in good repair (May 14, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Covington Traffic Study Conducted
Posted: 16-May-2005 12:00AM CDT

Covington city officials recently helped the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet perform a traffic study to examine patterns of traffic coming from the Roebling Suspension Bridge: Cincinnati Enquirer: Traffic patterns getting hard look (May 3, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Residents Upset over Condition of Kenton County Road
Posted: 16-May-2005 12:00AM CDT

Residents would like to see improvements to Senour Road in Kenton County; however, no money for such improvements exists in the state’s budget. A speed limit cut has been proposed to ease safety issues.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Who Can Fix this Bad Road? (May 2, 2005) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Patching, not repaving, near for Senour Road (May 3, 2005) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Senour work has to wait; Speed limit may be cut on deteriorating road (May 12, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Parsons Brinckerhoff Awarded $18 Million Contract to Perform Brent Spence Bridge Study
Posted: 30-Apr-2005 5:55AM CDT

The Ohio Department of Transportation and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have awarded the engineering firm of Parsons Brinckerhoff an $18 million contract to perform a study on how to best replace the Brent Spence Bridge: Cincinnati Enquirer: Engineering firm gets $18M to design new Brent Spence (April 22, 2005) [Outside Link]

A group of residents is urging that any replacement bridge be constructed as a signature piece for the area: Cincinnati Post: Signature bridge urged (April 22, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Roebling Bridge to be Painted
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 3:52AM CST

The Roebling Suspension Bridge will be painted this year, but a color has to be chosen first: Cincinnati Enquirer: Is UK blue OK hue for Roebling? (March 26, 2005) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Pick a color, any color (March 26, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Downtown Covington Neighborhood Seeks to Reduce Thru Traffic
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 3:49AM CST

Residents of Licking Riverside Historic Neighborhood in Covington are seeking traffic changes to reduce thru traffic through neighborhood streets. The neighborhood sits near the approach to the Roebling Suspension Bridge.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: New traffic route urged (March 14, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[US 25]
Northern Kentucky’s Dixie Highway under Scrutiny
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 3:48AM CST

Engineers have been examining how to change Dixie Highway to adapt to traffic. Some proposals include putting traffic lights along the road under control of human operators. Dixie Highway runs parallel to I-71/I-75, and receives some of I-71/I-75’s traffic whenever an accident forces a closure of the interstate.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Busy Dixie under scrutiny (March 13, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Roundabouts Coming to Northern Kentucky
Posted: 10-Jan-2005 5:19PM CST

Roundabouts are proposed for several intersections in Northern Kentucky, and in order to help drivers adjust the Northern Kentucky Planning Commission is sponsoring a Roundabout Workshop this evening: Cincinnati Enquirer: N.Ky. faces learning curve on roundabouts (Jan. 9, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Bridge Structurally Sound
Posted: 10-Jan-2005 5:18PM CST

A recent report finds that the Brent Spence Bridge will remain structurally sound for at least the next 16 years so long as the bridge receives regular maintenance. This contradicts a 1999 study that found the bridge’s structural integrity would fail within 15 years.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Interstate 71/75 span ruled sound (Jan. 9, 2005) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Manhole Cover Theft on the Rise in Northern Kentucky
Posted: 27-Dec-2004 3:22AM CST

A rise in the scrap metal prices is believed to be behind an increase in the number of incidents of manhole cover theft: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Manhole covers disappearing; Thefts may be tied to high resell (Dec. 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-24]
Winter Storm Aftermath Continues
Posted: 24-Dec-2004 3:20PM CST

Two days after a winter storm dumped record amounts of snow and ice on much of western and northern Kentucky, the commonwealth is still recovering. As of the time of this writing, the state highway information system reports that I-24 remains closed between Exit 25 (the Jullian M. Carroll Purchase Parkway in Marshall County) and Exit 65 (US 68/KY 80 in Trigg County). Kentucky’s other interstates and parkways are open; however, many stretches remain ice covered and the shoulders are dotted with abandoned vehicles. WBKO in Bowling Green reports that traffic is moving very slowly on I-65 and that the highway is still covered in ice near Elizabethtown. In many places, secondary roadways remain covered by snow and ice, and many roads are impassible.

Information regarding current conditions on Kentucky’s highways can be obtained by calling 1-800-RDREPORT, by calling 511 from an in-state telephone, or by visiting ww.511.ky.gov [Outside Link].

More information: Courier-Journal: The big chill: Cold expected to hinder cleanup after storm (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Courier-Journal: National Guard called to help stranded motorists (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Courier-Journal: Road crews, others struggle to clear roads, unclog snarls (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Lexington Herald-Leader: Traffic woes, power outages across state are storm's legacy (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], The (Henderson) Gleaner: Many autos abandoned; even highway crews having tough time (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Stranded vehicles block part of I-64 (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: 'Cut in the hill' unkindest in snow; Interstate 71/75 bottleneck snares traffic for hours (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Murray Ledger & Times: Snow causes plenty of headaches (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link], (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: White Christmas; Still slow going on snowy roads (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], Courier-Journal: Buses go where snowbound drivers fear to tread (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link], The (Henderson) Gleaner: Santa on a tractor: Residents shovel, cope, and help each other (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1303]
Turkeyfoot Road Work Draws Complaints
Posted: 24-Dec-2004 3:19PM CST

Residents along Turkeyfoot Road in Kenton County complain that work to widen the road is moving slower than the rush hour traffic along it: Cincinnati Enquirer: Turkeyfoot work brings complaints; Project drags on while drivers are delayed (Dec. 24, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-24]
More Snow and Ice Information
Posted: 24-Dec-2004 1:47AM CST
Topics: Topic listing supressed. [33 topics related to this item]

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) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Winter Storm Coats Much Of Kentucky With Snow, Ice (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Summary of snow response in Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Kentucky and Ohio counties declare weather emergencies (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Now, time to dig out (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Snow response in the Glasgow area: Glasgow Daily Times: Winter storm hits Kentucky (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Motorists became stranded on part of the Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway near Hopkinsville: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: Storm paralyzes region (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

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) [Outside Link]

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) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Stranded travelers recall cold night on snowbound highway (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Snow Storm Snarls Much Of Southern, Central Indiana (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Evansville Courier & Press: Indiana National Guardsmen rescue stranded motorists from Interstate 64 (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Current Conditions

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 [Outside Link].

Maps of roads that will be cleared by the state government can be found at: www.kytc.state.ky.us/maintenance/Snow_Ice.htm [Outside Link].

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-24]
Winter Storm Blasts Kentucky’s Roadways
Posted: 23-Dec-2004 6:28PM CST

The Henderson Gleaner reports that the 511 traffic information system fails to provide information about the hazardous conditions in the Henderson area: Henderson Gleaner: Road hotline fails this area (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

The interstates are open, but many secondary roads are impassible in Northern Kentucky: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Paralyzing storm shuts down travel (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Road clearing was suspended overnight in parts of Western Kentucky due to blizzard like conditions, and four stopped tractor trailers blocked traffic on I-71 in Gallatin County: Associated Press: Parts of Kentucky at near standstill (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

A series of traffic accidents has caused long delays on I-24 in Western Kentucky. Motorists are asked not to call emergency services unless they are in immediate need of police, fire, or medical assistance: Associated Press: Wrecks tie up Interstate 24 (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

Forty members of the Kentucky National Guard were activated overnight and used military tow trucks and Humvees to rescue stranded motorists. Some cars stopped along I-24 due to accidents were caught in snow drifts: Courier-Journal: Storm limits transportation options (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

More information: WAVE 3: Winter Storm Coats Much Of Kentucky With Snow, Ice (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Lexington Herald-Leader: Kentucky is wet and cold (Dec. 23, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet posts regularly updated traffic advisories to www.511.ky.gov [Outside Link]. You can also obtain Kentucky traffic information by calling 1-800-RDREPORT or by dialing 511 from any cell phone.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Details on Kentucky-Ohio Bridge Compact
Posted: 7-Dec-2004 1:03AM CST

The recently announced compact between Kentucky and Ohio specifies that Ohio will contribute 54.5 percent of the expected $18 million cost of a study to determine how to best replace the Brent Spence Bridge. Kentucky will contribute the remaining 45.5 percent.

More information: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Ohio and Kentucky Partner on Brent Spence Bridge Project (Dec. 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Kentucky-Ohio Bridge Compact to Aid Brent Spence Bridge Replacement Efforts, Timeline Extended to 2010
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:13PM CST

A new cooperative agreement between Kentucky and Ohio is expected to help the process to replace the Brent Spence Bridge: Cincinnati Enquirer: Ky., Ohio have bridge compact (Dec. 1, 2004) [Outside Link], Covington Kentucky Post: Ohio to help bridge project (Dec. 1, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: States unveil bridge deal (Dec. 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

A timeline showing proposed dates for steps towards the replacement of the bridge has moved construction of the bridge to 2010. The original 2003 hope was to have a new bridge open to traffic by 2009: Cincinnati Post: Bridge timeline revised to 2010 (Dec. 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 645]
Upcoming Public Meetings
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:08PM CST

From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Nov. 29 through Dec. 16 the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is holding a series of the public meetings to discuss constructing a new route from the current terminus of KY 645 at US 23 near Ulysses in Lawrence County to I-64 between Morehead and the Industrial Parkway: 12-115.00 [Outside Link]

The cabinet will also hold a public meeting on December 9 to discuss the reconstruction of KY 536 in Kenton County: 6-162.00 [Outside Link]

Another meeting will be held on December 16 to discuss a proposed bypass of Columbia: 8-159.00 [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Left-over Bridge Money to be used to Upgrade Florence’s Industrial Road
Posted: 28-Oct-2004 1:56AM CDT

$10 million in federal funding that was at one time earmarked for the construction of a new bridge between Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati will now be used to upgrade Industrial Road in Boone and Kenton Counties: Cincinnati Enquirer: Industrial Road to get upgrade (Oct. 21, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
Covington 12th Street Redevelopment Plan Unveiled
Posted: 19-Oct-2004 11:58PM CDT

Consultants under the hire of the Covington City Commission have developed a blueprint for the redevelopment of 12th Street. The redevelopment is designed to compliment the planned widening of 12th Street from I-75 to Scott Boulevard. Construction on the widening project is expected to begin in 2007.

More information: (Covington) Kentucky Post: 12th Street to get new life (Oct. 17, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[US 42]
US 42/US 127 Union Bypass Opens
Posted: 17-Oct-2004 8:32AM CDT
Topics: [Kenton County] [US 127] [US 42]

A new bypass of Union in Kenton County has opened; however, the lack of sewers will slow development in the area: Kentucky Post: New U.S. 42 awaits sewer system (Oct. 15, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Covington Continues Battle with CSX over Bridge
Posted: 10-Oct-2004 11:48PM CDT
Topics: [Kenton County]

The city of Covington continues its fight with CSX over the appearance of railroad overpass at the intersection of 15th and Wheeler: The (Covington) Sunday Challenger: The Big Engine That Won't - Covington Battles Railroad Giant (Sept. 14, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Bridge Replacement Gets $721,000
Posted: 11-Sep-2004 7:12AM CDT

The U.S. Department of Transportation recently awarded a $721,000 grant to Kentucky to help fund a study to determine how best to replace the aging Brent Spence Bridge: Kentucky Post: Kentucky awarded grant for Brent Spence Bridge (Sept. 10, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Update
Posted: 6-Sep-2004 9:01PM CDT

A member of the congressional committee debating the next federal transportation plan has suggested that area officials only ask only for the money they need for the next six years of planning to replace the Brent Spence Bridge and not the entire amount of money needed to replace the structure that carries I-71 and I-75 over the Ohio River: Cincinnati Enquirer: Brent Spence, 'an invitation to disaster,' may get funds (Aug. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

Officials conducting the study of how to best replace the bridge have determined that the five current preliminary options are all worthy of additional study: Kentucky Post: Bridge plans offer smoother traffic flow (Sept. 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[US 25]
Rehabilitation Work Underway on Clay Wade Bailey Bridge
Posted: 6-Sep-2004 8:56PM CDT

Work is underway to replace joints and replace the deck of the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge over the Ohio River at Covington. The bridge, which shares piers with the neighboring C&O railroad bridge, opened in 1974 and carries US 25, US 127, and US 42 into Cincinnati.

More information: Cincinnati Post: Quick rehab gives Clay Wade new life (August 24, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Bridge Notes
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:33AM CDT
Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
News Notes
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:32AM CDT
Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Update
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:17AM CDT

U.S. Senator George Voinovich (R-Ohio) will escort U.S. Department of Transportation Assistant Secretary Emil Frankel and local officials on a tour of the Brent Spence Bridge this Monday: Cincinnati Post: Voinovich aids bridge project (July 10, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Post: Voinovich, U.S. official to tour Brent Spence (July 8, 2004) [Outside Link]

David Jones, the new chief highway engineer at the Department of Highways District 6 office, says the Brent Spence Bridge project will not be ignored: Cincinnati Enquirer: New leader says Brent Spence won't be ignored (July 10, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
Covington 12th Street Widening Public Meeting to be Held
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:16AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a public meeting on Wednesday to discuss plans to widen 12th Street in Covington. The project to widen the two lane road into a four lane highway will require the razing of fifty homes and businesses along the highway. Construction is expected to begin in 2007 and would last for two years.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Street project frays nerves; Twelfth Street Tired if Delays (July 11, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Public can weigh in on 12th Street project (July 7, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[US 25]
Kenton County’s Dixie Highway Might go on a Diet
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:15AM CDT

At a recent meeting of the Dixie Highway Corridor Advisory Committee several ideas were proposed for reducing congestion on Dixie Highway in Kenton County. Among the proposals were construction of traffic roundabouts at several intersections, coordination of traffic lights, and a road “diet.” The diet would consist of reducing the highway from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction and adding a continuous center left turn lane. None of these proposals are final, and the group is expected to publish a report on possible solutions in June of 2005.

More information: Kentucky Post: Highway May Get New Look (July 9, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 16]
KY 16 Reconstruction Delayed Due to Budget Problems
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:13AM CDT
Topics: [Kenton County] [KY 16]

Money to begin a project to widen KY 16 in Northern Kentucky is being delayed due to the state’s current budget situation: Cincinnati Enquirer: Ky. 16 awaits funding (July 4, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Covington Cites CSX for Rusting Bridge
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:13AM CDT
Topics: [Kenton County]

Covington officials have cites CSX for failing to maintain the appearance of a railroad overpass. The bridge at the intersection of 15th and Wheeler streets was last painted in 1978: Cincinnati Enquirer: Covington officials cite CSX for bridge 'eyesore' (July 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Roebling Bridge Targeted By Vandals
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:12AM CDT

The Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River at Covington has recently been targeted by vandals. One of the stone supports under the Covington approach has been covered in graffiti in recent weeks: Kentucky Post: Vandals Deface Historic Bridge (July 1, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Chief Highway Engineers Appointed in Nine Districts
Posted: 30-Jun-2004 1:07AM CDT
Topics: Topic listing supressed. [73 topics related to this item]

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]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1303]
Turkeyfoot Road Widening Project on Track
Posted: 24-Jun-2004 9:45PM CDT

The Turkeyfoot Road (KY 1303) widening project in Kenton County is on track for completion in 2007: Cincinnati Enquirer: Turkeyfoot Road project appears on solid footing (June 24, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Transportation Cabinet Shows Off Its New “War Room”
Posted: 24-Jun-2004 1:36AM CDT

The Transportation Cabinet recently showed off its news “war room” to the media. The room in the cabinet’s new Frankfort offices allow officials to monitor road conditions around the state—including live video from Louisville, Northern Kentucky, and the Cumberland Gap Tunnel: Courier-Journal: High-tech operations center will aid emergency response (June 22, 2004) [Outside Link], Lexington Herald-Leader: Transportation base gets high-tech upgrade (June 22, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Bridge Study to Begin Soon
Posted: 24-Jun-2004 1:31AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will soon seek bids for a preliminary environmental study concerning the replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge: Cincinnati Enquirer: State to seek bridge study (June 10, 2004) [Outside Link]

In other news, due to lack of funding, the Brent Spence Bridge replacement project was not included in the Cincinnati-area long range transportation plan: Cincinnati Enquirer: Long-range transit plan passes, minus 2 biggies (June 11, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Update
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 8:01AM CDT

Martin T. Whitmer Jr., deputy chief of staff to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta, has acknowledged the need for a replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge; however, he reiterated President Bush’s commitment to holding the line on transportation spending: Cincinnati Enquirer: Need for new I-75 span acknowledged (June 6, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Post: Feds Backing Bridge Project (June 6, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Debates Delay Painting of Roebling Bridge
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 7:57AM CDT

The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge between Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky was last painted in 1980. Today the paint is chipping and the bridge is rusting; however, it is unlikely the bridge will be painted anytime soon. At one point, the bridge was planned to be repainted in 1998; however, Kentucky delayed the project because of construction on Fort Washington Way in Cincinnati. Now a debate over the color to paint the bridge and a tight budget has kept the $6 million project from being listed in the Six-Year Road Plan.

More information: Kentucky Post: The forgotten bridge (June 1, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge Rusts Amid Debate Over Color (June 18, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Bridge Funding Engrossed in Budget Battle
Posted: 1-Jun-2004 6:51AM CDT

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Louisville) says that funding for a study on how to replace or rehabilitate the Brent Spence Bridge is caught up in in-fighting over the federal transportation spending bill. The bill is currently in conference where conflicts between the House and Senate versions are resolved. In addition to resolving the differences between the bills, congress must also attempt to find a bill that pleases the president who has said he will veto any bill costing more than $256 billion.

Additionally, the governors of Kentucky and Ohio recently met. Both pledged support for the bridge replacement.

More information: Cincinnati Post: Governors promote region (May 27, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Leaders pledge to work together (May 27, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge funding gets tangled (May 28, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Senator says funding for northern Kentucky bridge uncertain (May 28, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: 'Family fight' hurting Brent Spence effort (May 28, 2004) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Covington bridge project slowed by rift over budget (May 29, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[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.

[Read Full Text]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
State to Memorialize 931 Victims of Traffic Collisions at Northern Kentucky Welcome Center
Posted: 27-May-2004 6:39PM CDT

A memorial to the 931 people who died in traffic accidents in Kentucky in 2003 will be displayed at the I-71/I-75 southbound welcome center in Boone County today: Cincinnati Enquirer: 931 who died on roads remembered (May 26, 2004) [Outside Link]

The page linked above also mentions that the city of Covington is distributing a new map of the city.

Comments: [2 Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Supporters of Brent Spence Bridge Replacement See Hope in D.C.
Posted: 24-May-2004 5:39PM CDT

Supporters of replacing the Brent Spence Bridge find comfort in the fact that senators from Kentucky and Ohio were appointed to a commission to resolve differences between the house and senate versions of a federal highway bill: Kentucky Post: Bridge on D.C. inside track (May 22, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Senators named highway conferees (May 22, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Tight Budget Holds up Repainting of Roebling Suspension Bridge
Posted: 24-May-2004 5:38PM CDT

Area leaders are concerned about the state of the John A. Roebling Bridge over the Ohio River between Covington and Cincinnati. While the L&N Bridge and I-471 bridge have recently been repainted, the suspension bridge still suffers from exterior rusting. State transportation officials say the exterior rust poses no danger to the integrity of the bridge and that the over $6 million price tag is delaying the repainting effort.

More information: Kentucky Post: $6 million paint job for bridge Tight finances hold up Suspension Bridge work (May 18, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Suspension Bridge needs paint (May 18, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Post: $6 million paint job for bridge (May 18, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Changes ahead for Roebling Suspension Bridge (May 18, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
News Notes
Posted: 18-May-2004 3:38AM CDT

Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky leaders continue to lobby for the replacement of the Brent Spence Bridge: Kentucky Post: Bridge replacement touted as national priority (April 22, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Plea made for new I-75 bridge (April 23, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge plan calls for $15M (April 29, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Voinovich wants $15M for bridge (April 30, 2004) [Outside Link]

No state budget was passed, so there is no state road plan: Franklin Favorite: Area legislators predict state will have a budget (April 22, 2004) [Outside Link], Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: No budget means no road plan (April 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

Jim Reis recognizes the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce for its work in securing money to replace the Shortway Bridge: Kentucky Post: A century of boosting business (April 26, 2004) [Outside Link]

Meetings on I-71 widening in Jefferson County bring a variety of opinions: Courier-Journal: Meetings on I-71 plans draw strong opinions (April 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Governor has signed a bill to expand the authority of the Buffalo Trace covered bridge authority: Maysville Ledger Independent: Denham sponsored bills signed by governor (April 28, 2004) [Outside Link] Public meetings must now be held before the state does any work to the area’s covered bridges.

A project to widen US 231 in Indiana from the Natcher Bridge to I-64 has begun: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Project to 4-lane U.S. 231 begins (April 29, 2004) [Outside Link] The first five mile segment should be complete in 2 years.

P rospect residents are worried about an intersection on US 42: Oldham Era: Prospect residents seek help with U.S. 42 intersection (April 30, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Transportation Cabinet held a public meeting to discuss a new I-65 connector in northern Warren County: Bowling Green Daily News: Road options for transpark shown (April 30, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Transportation Cabinet was recognized by the US Fish and Wildlife Service for its work in protecting the Eggbert’s Sunflower: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Protects Endangered Eggert's Sunflower (May 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

Repairs were made to I-65 near mile marker 30 to correct a drainage problem: Bowling Green Daily News: Dangerous I-65 spot seeing changes (May 6, 2004) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Speedy repairs on interstate are appreciated (May 8, 2004) [Outside Link]

The new US 23 over the Ohio River at South Shore is running “woefully behind:” Ashland Daily Independent: ODOT - Bridge project 'woefully behind' (May 13, 2004) [Outside Link] The new U.S. Grant Bridge is scheduled to open in 2005.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[The Ohio River]
Federal Highway Bill Delayed
Posted: 21-Apr-2004 5:04AM CDT

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed a transportation project authorization bill containing a number of Kentucky projects. Including:

The Louisville-Southern Indiana Bridges Project

  • $7 million for continuing the Brent Spence Bridge replacement study
  • I-65 connector route in Warren County
  • Pennyrile Parkway extension in Christian County
  • The Heartland Parkway
  • I-66 northern bypass of Somerset

The Senate has passed a similar bill. Differences between the two bills must now be reconciled and passed by both houses before going before the president for his approval or veto.

More information: Courier-Journal: Bill with bridges money held up (Apr. 1, 2004) [Outside Link] , Business First of Louisville: House passes bill with funding for bridges project (Mar. 29, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Post: $7M for bridge a drop in bucket (Apr. 3, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky New Era: $8 million approved for parkway extension (Apr. 3, 2004) [Outside Link], Central Kentucky News-Journal: Parkway is closer to reality (Apr. 4, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that greater Cincinnati area projects are fairing poorly in the bill: Cincinnati Enquirer: Local roads kicked to the curb (Apr. 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[The Ohio River]
Bridge Projects: Louisville vs. Cincinnati
Posted: 29-Mar-2004 12:15AM CST

The Cincinnati Enquirer compares progress towards building two new bridges at Louisville to the project to replace the Brent Spence Bridge: Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge plan lags Louisville's (March 20, 2004) [Outside Link]

The Louisville plan has already cleared environmental approval—a major hurdle—and will be constructed before work starts in Northern Kentucky.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 536]
Northern Kentucky Leaders Work toward Five-Lane KY 536
Posted: 18-Mar-2004 8:42AM CST

Elected leaders hope to eventually see KY 536 widened two five lanes between Rabbit Hash to the AA Highway; however, work on such a project is at least ten years away.

More information: (Northern) Kentucky Post: An east-west link; Three Counties Would be Linked by Highways (March 11, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Possible Alternatives Eliminated from Brent Spence Bridge Study
Posted: 18-Mar-2004 8:41AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has eliminated a couple of alternatives from the Brent Spence Bridge replacement study. A plan to build a bridge for I-75 far to the west of downtown near the Anderson Ferry will not be studied, and a plan to build a bridge to the west of the current bridge along with a large new interchange west of downtown Cincinnati will not be studied. The latter was one of the six alternatives presented in January.

The changes were announced during a meeting of local transportation officials on Wednesday. At the same meeting, engineers presented data on why a tunnel was not a feasible alternative.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Two bridge options dropped (March 11, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Post: New bridge options trimmed to 5 (March 11, 2004) [Outside Link], (Northern) Kentucky Post: Brent Spence options narrowed to five (March 11, 2004) [Outside Link], (Northern) Kentucky Post Corrections: Truck ban cost (March 11, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Fort Wright to Study KY 17 near I-275
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:07AM CST

The city of Fort Wright held a public meeting Tuesday to discuss future development along KY 17 in the city. There is some concern that the stretch of road could become a chokepoint for traffic to and form I-275.

More information: (Northern) Kentucky Post: Fort Wright to study Ky. 17 (March 8, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Covington Not Enforcing I-71/I-75 Truck Lane Restrictions
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:07AM CST

Signs posted along I-71/I-75 in northern Kenton County advice truckers to use only the right two lanes; however, an article in the Cincinnati Enquirer reveals that the Covington Police Department has chosen not to enforce this restriction: Cincinnati Enquirer: Trucks defy traffic signs on interstate (March 6, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Bridge Replacement Backers Find Promise in Two-Year Extension to Federal Highway Plan; Ban on Trucks Considered
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:06AM CST

Backers for a proposed project to replace the Brent Spence Bridge see promise in a proposed two-year extension of the federal six-year highway plan. In order to avoid long deliberations over a new six-year plan, the Congress may opt to extend the current six-year plan for two years. Lobbyists for the Brent Spence Bridge project would use the extra two years to build support for including funding for the bridge replacement in the next plan.

Additionally, a ban on trucks crossing the bridge has been considered; however, such a ban would not serve as a permanent solution as it would only cause further congestion on other bridges and highways in the area.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Bill delay may aid Brent Spence (March 5, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Truck ban seen as no panacea (March 10, 2004) [Outside Link], (Northern) Kentucky Post: Bridge study: Don't ban trucks (March 10, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Bunning Reaffirms Position on Louisville and Northern Kentucky Bridges; Democratic Challenger Holds Bridge Meeting
Posted: 29-Feb-2004 9:41AM CST

U.S. Senator Jim Bunning said he may have misspoke when he said that one of the two proposed Ohio River bridges at Louisville would need to be delayed during a conference call on Thursday. He said that work on the two Louisville bridges should not be delayed. Additionally, he said that he hopes plans for the replacement of Northern Kentucky's Brent Spence Bridge are included in the federal six year highway plan.

State Sen. Daniel Mongiardo, a Hazard democrat who hopes to unseat Sen. Bunning, held a meeting to discuss the Brent Spence Bridge replacement project on Thursday. Mongiardo said that he wanted to "get a local feel for what the public's understanding is of the problem of the bridge."

More information: Kentucky Post: Mongiardo to hold bridge discussion (Feb. 26, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Bunning clarifies stance on bridges (Feb. 27, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Mongiardo: Replace the bridge (Feb. 27, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Bunning behind two spans in Louisville (Feb. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Possible Funding Source for Brent Spence Bridge Replacement Found
Posted: 26-Feb-2004 11:49PM CST

Officials with Greater Cincinnati’s main transportation planning committee say they may have found a possible source for funding to pay for rehabilitating or replacing the Brent Spence Bridge. The house version of a six-year transportation spending bill currently under consideration in the U.S. Congress includes a $20.2 billion fund for “projects of regional or national importance.” The group hopes that the Brent Spence Bridge would be considered one of these projects. The bridge was recently identified as one of the top twenty four highway bottlenecks nationwide, and forms a vital link on I-75—the nation’s second busiest north-south interstate.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Possible funding found for Brent Spence Bridge (Feb. 25, 2004) [Outside Link], (Northern) Kentucky Post: Fund could finance bridge (Feb. 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[The Ohio River]
“I didn’t say that all.” Bunning Denies Saying Louisville Bridge Project Should be Delayed
Posted: 24-Feb-2004 10:36AM CST

According to an Associated Press story, U.S. Senator Jim Bunning told a Louisville civic group that one of Louisville’s new interstate bridges over the Ohio River will need to be delayed. The Associated Press reports that Sen. Bunning later told a WHAS-TV reporter, “I think it's very important that you get a bridge ... and make sure you decide where you are going to put the first one. And then, you are going to have to wait a year or two or three because we have to divert some money up into northern Kentucky to get that because ours is falling down.”

This shocked Louisville leaders. The two bridges have already been approved by the Federal Highway Administration as a single project, and the proposed state budget has allocated $118 million to continue design work for the bridges. Bunning said that the Louisville will get one bridge and then money will be used to replace the Brent Spence Bridge carrying I-71/I-75 over the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky. Bunning is from Northern Kentucky.

On Saturday, Bunning told a report from Louisville’s Courier-Journal that he never said the second bridge would be delayed and refused to give further comment.

Steve Higdon, president of Greater Louisville Inc, said that he believes Bunning was unaware that the two bridges had been approved as a single project and that as soon Bunning was made aware of this fact it would “put the entire issue to rest.”

More information: Associated Press: Bunning denies saying bridge project should be delayed for N. Kentucky bridge (Feb. 22, 2004) [Outside Link], Courier-Journal: Bunning talk on bridges a shocker (Feb. 22, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Four Kentucky Road Sites Ranked in Top 223 Highway Bottleknecks
Posted: 24-Feb-2004 10:35AM CST

Four locations across Kentucky have been identified as major highway bottlenecks by the National Highway Users Alliance.

The Brent Spence Bridge is ranked as the 24th bottleneck nationwide.

One of the interchanges between I-264 and I-64 in Jefferson County is ranked 119. These roads actually meet twice, but the report does not seem to specify which interchange this is.

The interchange between I-71/I-75 and I-275 in Kenton County ranks 150.

The I-64, I-65, and I-71 “Spaghetti Junction” interchange in Jefferson County ranked 163.

The rankings are based on a study of the amount of time drivers spend delayed at these points.

More information: National Highway Users Alliance: America's Worst Bottlenecks and the Benefits of Fixing Them [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
U.S. Congress Nears Passage of Transportation Bill
Posted: 21-Feb-2004 9:41PM CST

U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell said on Friday that he believes the U.S. Congress will pass a six-year transportation bill within the next few weeks; however, he has no idea if funding will be included for a replacement for the Brent Spence Bridge. He says that Kentucky’s junior senator, Jim Bunning, has taken the lead on securing funding for the bridge replacement project.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: McConnell: Transit bill near (Feb. 21, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
No Projects Cut from Six Year Road Plan, but Some Are Delayed
Posted: 20-Feb-2004 7:35AM CST
Topics: Topic listing supressed. [38 topics related to this item]

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.

[Read Full Text]

Comments: [1 Comment] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Bridge is Nation's 24th Worst Highway Bottleneck
Posted: 20-Feb-2004 7:34AM CST

A nationwide study found that the Brent Spence Bridge is the nation's 24th worst highway bottleneck: Bridge big bottleneck (Feb. 19, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
One Option for Brent Spence Bridge Replacement Would Open Land in Downtown Cincinnati for Development
Posted: 13-Feb-2004 9:41AM CST

One of the six options for replacing the Brent Spence Bridge would free land in downtown Cincinnati that is currently covered by the I-75/I-71 interchange for development. This land would be situated adjacent to the city.s new sporting venues.

More information: Cincinnati Post: Bridge option could free land for downtown projects (Feb. 10, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Why There Won't Be A Big Dig in Cincinnati
Posted: 8-Feb-2004 11:28PM CST

Columnist Dave Hofmeister of the Cincinnati Enquirer looks at why a tunnel is not among the options for replacing the Brent Spence Bridge (too expensive) and why rerouting I-71 onto I-471 wouldn't serve as a long term solution (it's already overcrowded): Cincinnati Enquirer: Cincinnati Enquirer (Feb. 7, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Inadequacies Blamed in Fatal Accident
Posted: 7-Feb-2004 8:57AM CST

Police say the Brent Spence Bridge's lack of breakdown lanes contributed to the death of a motorist.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge's faults help take a life (Feb. 4, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [1 Comment] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Northern Kentucky Group Lobbying for Inclusion of Brent Spence Bridge Replacement in Federal Transportation Plan
Posted: 4-Feb-2004 4:25AM CST

A group lobbying on behalf of Northern Kentucky leaders is in Washington working to have money to replace the Brent Spence Bridge included in a federal transportation bill.

More information: Cincinnati Post: Delegation lobbying for bridge (Feb. 3, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Bridge funding sought (Feb. 3, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: A dangerous bottleneck (Feb. 3, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Brent Spence Bridge Replacement May Require Electric Substation to Move
Posted: 3-Feb-2004 1:50AM CST

Among the many things that will be impacted by the final design for a Brent Spence Bridge replacement is a Cinergy electric substation just west of the current bridge on the Cincinnati side. It would cost $300 million to move the substation.

More information: Cincinnati Post: Bridge routes have $300M question mark (Feb. 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Preliminary Alternatives for Brent Spence Bridge Replacement Announced
Posted: 30-Jan-2004 10:05PM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released a set of six preliminary corridors to examine during the study on how to best replace or rehabilitate the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky. All options include the construction of at least one new bridge and many would separate I-71 traffic from I-75 traffic.

The Kentucky Post has maps of each of the six corridors under review: Option 1 [Outside Link], Option 2 [Outside Link], Option 3 [Outside Link], Option 4 [Outside Link], Option 5 [Outside Link], Option 6 [Outside Link]

Completion of the bridge project and other Northern Kentucky projects could be delayed due to state budge problems. Federal aid is key to completing the bridge project.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Plans show options for Brent Spence (Jan. 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Brent Spence Bridge replacement (Jan. 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Brent Spence replacement may force firms to close (Jan. 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Post: Bridge project options studied (Jan. 30, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Area road work hinges on feds (Jan. 30, 2004) [Outside Link]

Jan. 31 update: More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge backers race clock (Jan. 31, 2004) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Borgman cartoon [Outside Link] - Political cartoonist proposes his own options for replacing the Brent Spence Bridge

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Federal Funding Announced for Northern Kentucky Road Projects
Posted: 29-Jan-2004 6:19PM CST

The 2004 federal omnibus spending bill which was approved by the senate last week includes $2 million to continue funding for a study on how to replace the aging I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge across the Ohio River and $1.5 million for a connector route between the AA Highway and I-275.

President Bush must still sign the bill.

More information: Cincinnati Post: Feds OK $2M for Brent Spence (Jan. 27, 2004) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: $2M targeted to Brent Spence work (Jan. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Roebling Bridge Traffic Restricted to One-Way Through March
Posted: 20-Jan-2004 7:41AM CST

Due to construction along Cincinnati.s river front, the Roebling Suspension Bridge will be open only to south bound traffic through March. A detour for north bound travelers is marked.

More information: City of Covington: Roebling Suspension Bridge to be Temporarily Converted to One-Way Traffic [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
12th Street in Covington Likely to Be Widened, Not Renamed
Posted: 20-Jan-2004 7:41AM CST

12th street in Covington is still on schedule to be widened beginning in 2007; however, there has been little movement on efforts to rename the street in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The current six year highway plan calls for right-of-way acquisition for the widening project to begin next year.

Local NAACP leaders have called for the street to be renamed; however, opposition of local residents continues to be a problem. A city backed survey last year found that residents along the street overwhelmingly opposed the renaming.

More information: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Widening project on track (Jan. 19, 2004) [Outside Link], (Covington) Kentucky Post: Proposal to rename corridor stalled (Jan. 19, 2004) [Outside Link], (Covington) Kentucky Post: Survey: Keep 12th St. name (June 26, 2003) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Greater Cincinnati Promotes Need for New Bridge
Posted: 16-Jan-2004 8:13AM CST

Cincinnati area leaders are attempting to promote the benefits of building a new bridge across the Ohio River to replace the aging Brent Spence Bridge. A replacement is expected to cost $750 million; however, local leaders feel the benefits of such a bridge would far out way the costs.

More information: Kentucky Post: Worth $750 million? (Jan. 15, 2004) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 16]
KY 16 Widening in Kenton County May Begin This Year
Posted: 6-Jan-2004 6:49AM CST
Topics: [Kenton County] [KY 16]

Plans to widen part of KY 16 in southern Kenton County are progressing. Work should begin with year with completion of the 4.2-mile project in 2009.

More information: Kentucky Post: Views differ on plan to widen Ky. 16 (Dec. 16, 2003) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
"Coalition for a New Bridge" Formed to Lobby for Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
Posted: 15-Nov-2003 6:09PM CST

A coalition, co-chaired by the senior vice-president of Toyota North America, has been formed to lobby for money needed to study and construct a replacement for the aging Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River. When the bridge opened in 1963, it was designed to carry 80,000 vehicles per day. Today it carries 149,000 vehicles per day.

More information: Kentucky Post: Coalition to lobby for a new bridge (Nov. 14, 2003) [Outside Link]

Update 17-Nov-2003: More information: Associated Press: Group urges replacing I-75 bridge (Nov. 16, 2003) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Northern Kentucky Leaders Seek to Replace I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 2:12AM CDT

Leaders seek to replace the aging Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River. The eight-lane bridge which was built in 1963 and last remodeled in 1985, is one of 15 bridges nationwide described by the FHWA as functionally obsolete. A study is currently underway to determine how to best replace the bridge.

More information: Associated Press: N. Kentuckians seek new bridge to Cincinnati (Sept. 23, 2003) [Outside Link], Cincinnati.com: Special Report: Collision Course (Sept. 22, 2003) [Outside Link] (an analysis of the Brent Spence Bridge and proposals to replace it)

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
Shortway Bridge Imploded
Posted: 30-Aug-2003 6:20PM CDT

The Shortway Bridge was demolished with explosives on the morning of Monday August 25. The new Licking River Girl Scout Bridge was closed during the implosion, and the Licking River was closed to river traffic for 24 hours so pieces of the bridge could be removed from the river. Steel from the bridge was collected for recycling.

Bridge implosion: Photographs from the Cincinnati Enquirer [Outside Link], Video from WCPO [Outside Link]

The bridge, which connected 11th Street in Newport with 12th Street in Covington, opened in 1914 and was originally a toll road. The state purchased the bridge in 1986. It has been closed since 2001 when it was replaced by the Licking River Girl Scout Bridge.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Shortway Bridge soon to be shorter (Aug. 22, 2003) [Outside Link]. Kentucky Post: Bridge to close for Monday blast (Aug. 22, 2003) [Outside Link], Associated Press: Shortway Bridge to be imploded (Aug. 23, 2003) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: 'Short' story to end Monday (Aug. 24, 2003) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Rush hour detours for bridge implosion (Aug. 25, 2003) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: So long, Shortway: Bridge takes dive into river history (Aug. 26, 2003) [Outside Link], Kentucky Post: Picking up the pieces of the Shortway (Aug. 26, 2003) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 8]
Highway Worker Killed by 84 Year Old Driver in Accident in Kenton County
Posted: 30-Aug-2003 5:59PM CDT

Department of Highways employee Frank Chandler died of injuries suffered during a Aug. 19 accident on KY 8 (River Road) in Kenton County. Chandler had worked for the state for 30 years, the last 14 of which where spent in Northern Kentucky.

Chandler was struck by a car driven by Steve Stoinoff, 84, of Villa Hills. Police said that Stoinoff did not appear to be under the influence alcohol or other drugs.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Highway worker who was hit dies (Aug. 20, 2003) [Outside Link], Cincinnati Enquirer: Franklin Lee Chandler (Aug. 21, 2003) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
Shortway Bridge to be Removed with Explosives on Aug. 24
Posted: 13-Aug-2003 10:33PM CDT

At 8 a.m. on Sunday, August 24, an implosion will remove the old Shortway Bridge over the Licking River between Convington and Newport. The bridge has been replaced by the new Licking Valley Girl Scouts Bridge.

More information: Kentucky Post: Remnants of old bridge will be imploded Aug. 24 (Aug. 9, 2003) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
More Federal Money Could be Allocated to Study Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
Posted: 27-Jul-2003 1:22AM CDT

The House Appropriations Committee approved a transportation spending bill that allocated $2.5 million to study replacing the I-71/I-75 Brent Spent Bridge over the Ohio River. The bill must still be passed by the full house, the Senate, and signed by the President before becoming law.

In February, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet launched a $2 million study to determine how to best replace the aging bridge.

More information: Kentucky Post: Bridge may get $2.5M more (July 26, 2003) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
Shortway Bridge Was Scheduled for Removal in June
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 10:13PM CDT

The old Shortway Bridge over the Licking River between Kenton and Campbell Counties was scheduled for removal in June; no word on whether or not it was actually removed.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: Shortway Bridge soon to go away (May 6, 2003) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Over Two-hundred Photographs Added
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 11:36AM CDT
Topics: Topic listing supressed. [71 topics related to this item]

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.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-74]
Northern Kentucky Outer Loop (I-74) Conceptual Feasibility Final Draft Released
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 7:29AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released the final report for the conceptual feasibility study for the Northern Kentucky Outer Loop, and the finding is that such an outer loop is not feasible.

The proposed route would connect with I-74 in Indiana, pass into Kentucky at the Markland Dam in Gallatin County, travel east-west across Kentucky, cross the Ohio River into Ohio at the William H. Harsha bridge near Maysville, and connect with a proposed extension of I-74 in Ohio. A two-year long study of this route found that the entire route would not be financially feasible in Kentucky; however, the study found that several segments of the route would have an independent of utility. The study divided the route into six sections and assigned them the following priorities:

  1. US 127 to I-75 - 15.1 miles (Owen and Grant Counties)
  2. I-71 to US 127 - 6.8 miles (Gallatin/Carroll and Owen Counties)
  3. I-75 to US 27 - 17.6 miles (Grant and Pendleton Counties)
  4. US 27 to KY 9 - 29 miles (Pendleton, Bracken, and Mason Counties)
  5. Indiana to I-71 - 7 miles (Carroll/Gallatin Counties)
  6. KY 9 to Ohio - 2.9 miles (Mason County)

The study found that construction of a proposed highway (Indiana State Road 101) from I-74 in Indiana to the Markland Dam would improve the usability of the Indiana to I-71 segment of the Outer Loop.

The release of the report does not guarantee that anything will be built. Construction is dependent on future funding.

More information: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning: Proposed Interstate 74 [Outside Link]

[Read Full Text]

Comments: [2 Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Northern Kentucky Leaders Express Support for Gambling to Raise Tax Revenues; Gas Tax Increase Also Supported
Posted: 23-Jul-2003 7:28PM CDT

The Judge Executives of Boone, Kenton, and Campbell County expressed support for casino gambling during the 14th Annual State of Northern Kentucky Addresses yesterday. The Judge Executives also expressed some support for increasing the state's gas tax. The leaders are concerned about the dwindling tax revenue being collected by Frankfort and are afraid that services will be cut if new revenue is not found. A proposed expansion of KY 237 in Hebron is named as an example of a project that is in jeopardy if new funding cannot be found.

More information: Cincinnati Enquirer: N.Ky. officials leaning to gambling (July 23, 2003) [Outside Link]

Comments: [1 Comment] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[The Ohio River]
Kentucky Post's Jim Reis Looks At the History of the Bridges over the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 6:21PM CDT

The Kentucky Post recently posted two columns from Jim Reis looking at the history of the bridges over the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky:

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Leaders Seek Federal Aid for Brent Spence Bridge Replacement
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 5:24AM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reported in this January 16, 2003 article [Outside Link] that leaders from the Cincinnati area planned to seek quick federal assistance in replacing the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River. The bridge is route of I-71 and I-75 over the Ohio River from Kentucky into Ohio.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Future of I-71/I-75 Bridge over Ohio River in Question
Posted: 31-Dec-2002 8:02AM CST

The Brent Spence Bridge which carries I-71 and I-75 over the Ohio River is projected to only have about 15 more years of useful life. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is beginning a 30 month study to determine how to extend the life of the bridge or how to best replace it.

More information: Enquirer: Obsolete and over capacity, Brent Spence Bridge is nearly out of time (Dec. 27, 2002) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
Shortway Bridge Removal
Posted: 21-Aug-2002 8:32PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will open bid proposals to remove the old Shortway Bridge over the Licking River between Covington and Newport on Sept. 27. It will be up to the contractor to decide how to remove the bridge: removing it piece by piece or with explosives are among the options.

The bridge was replaced by the Licking Valley Girl Scout Bridge and has been closed since the new bridge opened.

Before demolishing a bridge, the KYTC offers it to groups wishing to preserve it; however, no groups came forward to preserve this bridge. Covington and Newport both have requested parts of the bridge to use in other projects.

The Shortway Bridge had been a toll bridge in the past. Tolls were last collected in 1986.

More information: Kentucky Post: The Shortway Bridge: Rusting hulk (Aug. 21, 2002) [Outside Link]

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-75]
Cincinnati Area Planners Focus on I-75
Posted: 31-Jan-2002 10:18PM CST

According to this article [Outside Link], planners in the Cincinnati area are studying possible improvements to the I-75 corridor. I-75 is considered to be the most heavily traveled truck route in North America.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1303]
Turkeyfoot Road (KY 1303) Work to Begin in March
Posted: 31-Jan-2002 10:09PM CST

This Cincinnati Enquirer article [Outside Link] reports that work will begin on improving a short section of KY 1303 in Kenton County this March.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[US 25]
Planners Seek to Improve US 25 in Northern Kentucky
Posted: 23-Jan-2002 4:19PM CST
Topics: [Kenton County] [US 25]

According to this Kentucky Post article [Outside Link], county officials, planners, and engineers are seeking to make improvements to US 25 Dixie Highway in Northern Kentucky. They call it Kenton County's most pressing road need. Dixie Highways runs parallel to I-75, and traffic is increasingly shifting from I-75 to Dixie Highway. Plans have been around for nearly 20 years to improve the road.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
Licking River Bridge Won't Be Renamed
Posted: 22-Jan-2002 10:01PM CST

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports that the new Licking River bridge won't be renamed [Outside Link]. Northern Kentucky lawmakers had been seeking to rename the new bridge in honor Alvin C. Poweleit, a local doctor and World War II hero. The KYTC recently named the bridge in honor of local Girl Scouts.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
Northern Kentucky Politicians Seeking to Rename Girl Scout Bridge
Posted: 16-Jan-2002 7:14PM CST

The new Licking River Bridge between Covington and Newport has only recently been named in honor of local Girl Scouts; however, a group of Northern Kentucky politicians are seeking to have the bridge renamed in honor of the late Dr. Alvin C. Poweleit, a family physician from Newport and World War II hero. More details can be found in this Cincinnati Enquirer article [Outside Link].

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
New Licking River Bridge Named in Honor of Girl Scouts
Posted: 10-Jan-2002 6:20PM CST

The new bridge over the Licking River between Covington and Newport locally known as the "Short Way" bridge has been named in honor of the local Girl Scout council. More information can be found in this press release [Outside Link].

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 1120]
New Bridge Connecting Covington and Newport May Open this Weekend
Posted: 28-Sep-2001 6:12PM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this Sept. 28, 2001 article [Outside Link] that a new four lane bridge carrying KY 1120 over the Licking River between Covington and Newport could open this weekend. The bridge replaces an aging two lane span. The bridge will be dedicated and named in October.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-275]
Another I-275 Ramp Closing
Posted: 12-Sep-2001 1:44AM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this Sept. 11, 2001 article [Outside Link] that another ramp at the I-275/I-75/I-71 interchange will be temporarily closed for repaving.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
Kenton County Sheriff to Patrol I-71/I-75 in Northern Kentucky
Posted: 7-Sep-2001 3:06PM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this Sept. 7, 2001 article [Outside Link] that the Kenton County Sheriff will be aiding Fort Mitchell Police in patrolling I-71/I-75. Construction on the northbound lanes has slowed the response time of Fort Mitchell police; the extra help is expected to help the response time.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Northern Kentucky Group Attacks Road Congestion
Posted: 4-Sep-2001 5:20AM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this Sept. 3, 2001 article [Outside Link] that a group has been created to complain about congestion in Kenton County. The article points out that the transportation infrastructure in Kenton County, namely KY 16 and KY 17, has not kept up with the growth in the area.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Delays Plague work on KY 17 in Kenton County
Posted: 25-Aug-2001 3:20PM CDT
Topics: [Kenton County] [KY 17]

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this August 24, 2001 article [Outside Link] that delays related to a new bridge may delay the opening of the new KY 17 until next year.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-275] [I-75]
Work at I-75 and I-275 Interchange to Close Ramp
Posted: 16-Aug-2001 6:10AM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this August 15, 2001 article [Outside Link] that work on the I-75/I-71 and I-275 interchange will cause the temporary closing of a ramp.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[KY 17]
Completion of KY 17 Expansion near Independence Expected to Bring Growth
Posted: 3-Aug-2001 4:12PM CDT
Topics: [Kenton County] [KY 17]

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this August 3, 2001 article [Outside Link] that work on the KY 17 expansion project in Kenton county is near completion. When the project is completed, rapid growth is expected in this largely undeveloped area of Kenton county.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[I-71] [I-75]
I-71/I-75 Bridge Replacement Study May Start Early
Posted: 1-Aug-2001 9:57PM CDT

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports in this July 27, 2001 article [Outside Link] that the U.S. Senate may approve a bill authorizing $2 million to begin a study on replacing Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River in 2002. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet had been planning to start the study in 2006.

Comments: [No Comments] -- [View/Post Comments]
[URL for This Item]

[View all Topics] [View all News Items]

Updated: 12-Feb-2009 7:33AM CST

Note: This website makes heavy use of the CSS standard. Your browser appears not to support CSS, or you may have CSS turned off for some odd reason. This page may render incorrectly since you are not using CSS. (more information on CSS)

Featured Items: [About this Site] [Hal Rogers Parkway] [Clay's Ferry Bridge] [Glen Lily Road Overpass] [Suggested Links] [Travel Information] [William H. Natcher Bridge]

<-- Created by Jeffrey Coleman Carlyle -->

Copyright © 2001-2017 by Jeffrey Carlyle. All rights reserved. This website is not associated with any government agency.