Kentucky 234 begins in Bowling Green and travels eastwardly to KY 101 in northern Allen County. In early 2003, a new interchange between Interstate 65 and KY 234 opened. This is now Exit 26 on I-65. As part of the construction of the new interchange, Kentucky 234 in Warren County was widened from near US 31W to Drakes Creek just to the east of I-65.
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Downtown Bowling Green Intersections to Remain Signalized
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:24PM CDT
From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 (Aug. 27, 2010):
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – The Department of Highways District 3 Office advises motorists to be aware of signal work for Monday and Tuesday from 5 a.m. until noon each day. Crews will be installing upgraded signals at the intersections of 6th and Chestnut and 7th and Chestnut.
Stop Lights Removed from Three Bowling Green Intersections
Posted: 17-Aug-2009 8:53PM CDT
From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 3 on April 24, 2009:
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – KYTC crews will remove the signal heads from three downtown Bowling Green intersections on Monday at 9:00 am.
Stop signs were installed at each of the intersections back in January when the signals were placed on ‘flash’ in preparation for the change from a signalized intersection to one that requires each direction to stop.
The intersections to be changed to all-stop:
This work should take approximately 3-4 hours. Motorists should use caution and reduce their speed while traveling through these work zones.
In this area of Bowling Green, 6th Avenue carries the west bound lanes of KY 234, and 7th Avenue the east bound lanes.
Bowling Green Greenway Project Moving Ahead
Posted: 1-Jul-2005 3:46AM CDT
Perhaps by the end of 2006, Bowling Green residents will be able to walk along a greenway from the Lovers Lane Soccer Complex to the Riverfront Park. Construction of a section of the greenway from Riverfront Park to Kereiakes Park should be complete this fall. This will connect to part of the greenway that was completed as part of the Cemetery Road (KY 234) widening project. Another section of the greenway will be constructed as part of the Lovers Lane (KY 880) widening project.
Seventh Street Extension Project Underway in Bowling Green
Posted: 30-Apr-2005 5:52AM CDT
A project to extend Seventh Street has begun in Bowling Green. The project will tie together US 68/KY 80, KY 185, KY 234, and KY 880 and will include the construction of a new underpass under the CSX railroad.
The reporter for the Daily News refers the project as part of a four lane loop; however, KY 880 is far from a four lane loop. The road is two lanes from KY 234 to US 231 east of downtown and from US 68/KY 80 to KY 1435 southwest of downtown.
More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Four-lane loop stays on track (April 6, 2005)
KYTC Presents Warren County Traffic Proposals
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:34AM CDT
Topics: [Interstate 65] [KY 185] [KY 234] [KY 880] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [Public Meetings] [US 231] [US 31] [Warren County]
At a July meeting, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet presented a number of ideas for improving traffic flow in and around Bowling Green. The plans include widening portions of I-65, Scottsville Road, and Nashville Road and the construction of new highway corridors that would provided access to the Natcher Parkway and I-65: Bowling Green Daily News: Public gets look at big picture for traffic flow (July 27, 2004)
In other Warren County news, archaeologists are conducting a study of areas along a planned extension of Veterans Memorial Way into downtown: Bowling Green Daily News: Archaeologists digging through trash to find Bowling Green history (July 27, 2004)
Archeological Work Planned in Preparation of Bowling Green KY 880 Extension
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 7:57AM CDT
Part of the preliminary work on a project to extend KY 880 from its current terminus at KY 185 to 5th Avenue and 6th Avenue will include an archeological survey of the area. Among other things, transportation cabinet archeologists will examine abandoned outhouses.
Cemetery Road Contractor Honored
Posted: 29-Mar-2004 12:16AM CST
American Engineers, Inc. of Glasgow was recently honored by American Consulting Engineers Council for their work on Cemetery Road widening project in Warren County. They shared the award with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the City of Bowling Green.
Warren County Road Projects
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 5:50AM CDT
Topics: [Edmonson County] [Interstate 65] [I-65 Construction in Warren County] [Interstate 66] [KY 234] [Local Routes] [US 231] [Warren County]
A run down of Warren County area road projects:
More information: Bowling Green Daily News: Road improvements (Jan. 31, 2003) , Bowling Green Daily News: Public will get view of plans for two roads (Feb. 6, 2003) , Bowling Green Daily News: Road construction in area makes for dangerous driving (April 10, 2003) , Bowling Green Daily News: End in sight for construction on U.S. 231 (April 14, 2003) , Bowling Green Daily News: Tolls to be halted on two roads (May 31, 2001) , Bowling Green Daily News: Work starts on another section of Cave Mill (June 30, 2003) , Bowling Green Daily News: Road paving will take place at night (July 12, 2003) , Bowling Green Daily News: ITA presents virtual transpark model (July 17, 2003)
Trees Planted Along New Cemetery Road in Bowling Green
Posted: 14-Feb-2003 8:36PM CST
A former opponent to widening Cemetery Road in Bowling Green called the new road, Bowling Green's prettiest entry after trees were planted along the new road. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet landscaped the widened highway, which includes a new interchange with I-65, so that it would fit in well with the neighborhood.
More information: Daily News: Trees planted along road expansion (Jan. 12, 2003)
New Interchange Opens on I-65
Posted: 30-Dec-2002 4:42AM CST
The new interchange between KY 234 (Cemetery Road) and I-65 in Bowling Green has opened. The interchange is just south of the Barren River and will be numbered as Exit 26.
I-65 and Cemetery Road (KY 234) Could be Complete by Thanksgiving
Posted: 3-Nov-2002 9:24PM CST
If the weather cooperates, the new interchange between I-65 and KY 234 near Bowling Green could be complete by Thanksgiving. The newly widened I-65 is now 6 lanes between the Barren River bridge just north of KY 234 and US 68 north of Bowling Green.
More information: Daily News: Project still on schedule (Oct. 31, 2002)
KY 234 and US 231 Road Work Progressing
Posted: 12-Aug-2002 8:09PM CDT
Work on Cemetery Road (KY 234) in Warren County is progressing. The new bridge over I-65 will open this week. The new interchange with I-65 is expected to open this fall.
Bids have been received for a 4.4-mile section of the new four-lane US 231 near the Warren County and Simpson County line. Grading on a section of the road near Scottsville has been completed and the surface may be completed this year. Another section of the road between Bowling Green and Alvaton including four new bridges over Drakes Creek and its flood plain could be complete by next spring. The entire project to widen the road from Bowling Green to Scottsville is expected to be completed in early 2004.
Warren County Slated for $187 Million of Road Work in New Six Year Plan
Posted: 11-Feb-2002 2:00AM CST
Topics: [Interstate 65] [Commonwealth of Kentucky] [KY 234] [KY 880] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [Other Routes] [Simpson County] [US 231] [Warren County]
The Bowling Green Daily News reports in this Feb. 10, 2002 article that Warren County is slated to receive $187 million in road work during the next six years. This includes widening I-65, construction of new interchanges on I-65, extension of the Natcher Parkway, widening of Lovers Lane (KY 880), and widening of US 231 to Scottsville.
KY 234 Work on Schedule in Bowling Green
Posted: 25-Nov-2001 3:17PM CST
The Daily News reports in this article that work is progressing will on KY 234 Cemetery Road in Bowling Green. The road is being widened to five lanes from its intersection with US 31W to just past I-65. A new interchange is being constructed at I-65, and much of the widened road is being built on a new right-of-way north of the current route.
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