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[KY 56]
Shawneetown Bridge Reopens
Posted: 30-Oct-2005 11:45PM CST

A year long rehabilitation project on the Shawneetown Bridge drew to a close in Ocotober: Union County Advocate: Shawneetown Bridge set to reopen (Oct. 12, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[KY 56]
Daviess Intersection May Be Replaced with Traffic Circle
Posted: 2-Oct-2005 8:30PM CDT
Topics: [Daviess County] [KY 56]

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is considering replacing the intersection of KY 56 and KY 81 south of Owensboro with a traffic circle (also known as a roundabout): Evansville Courier & Press: Traffic circle eyed for Owensboro's South Side (Sept. 19, 2005) [Outside Link], Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Transportation officials to discuss roundabout (Sept. 24, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[KY 56]
Shawneetown Ferry Helps Farmers
Posted: 10-Sep-2005 9:37PM CDT

A temporary ferry across the Ohio River at Shawneetown, Illinois has allowed farmers to move equipment across the river while traffic is restricted on the bridge during a repainting project: Henderson Gleaner: Ferry solving Shawneetown Bridge worries (July 3, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[KY 56]
Temporary Ferry Carries Farm Equipment near Shawneetown Bridge
Posted: 30-Apr-2005 5:52AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has hired a ferry that will carry farm equipment across the Ohio River near the Shawneetown Bridge. Traffic on the bridge is currently restricted due to a repainting project, and an analysis found that it would cost less to temporarily operate a ferry than to periodically clear equipment from the bridge to allow oversized farm equipment to pass.

More information: Evansville (Ind.) Courier-Press: Shawneetown Bridge ferry planned (April 6, 2005) [Outside Link], The Henderson Gleaner: State to ferry farmers at Shawneetown (April 6, 2005) [Outside Link], The Henderson Gleaner: Shawneetown ferry getting into place (April 12, 2005) [Outside Link], The Henderson Gleaner: Shawneetown Ferry starts up (April 13, 2005) [Outside Link], Union County Advocate: Ferry will be used to bypass Shawneetown Bridge painting (April 13, 2005) [Outside Link], Evansville (Ind.) Courier & Press: Farmers take ferry to get to fields (April 13, 2005) [Outside Link], Union County Advocate: Temporary Shawneetown Ferry Floating On a Rich Regional History (April 27, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[KY 56]
Shawneetown Bridge Delays Ahead
Posted: 2-Mar-2005 4:18PM CST

A project to repaint the Shawneetown Bridge will cause traffic delays beginning on Friday and continuing through next week: Henderson Gleaner: Shawneetown Bridge delays coming (March 2, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Morganfield Must Modify Ends of Railroad Street
Posted: 31-Oct-2004 11:13PM CST
Topics: [KY 56] [Union County] [US 60]

The city of Morganfield must modify the intersections at either end of Railroad Street before the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will issue permits for connections with US 60 and KY 56. The informal street sits on an abandoned Illinois Central railroad bed; Morganfield plans to pave the road and formalize its use as a city street.

More information: Union County Advocate: Morganfield will modify ends of street (Oct. 27, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 56]
Shawneetown Bridge Lane to Narrow
Posted: 6-Sep-2004 9:01PM CDT

Traffic on the Shawneetown Bridge will be reduced to one, narrow lane during a project to repaint the bridge. The traffic constriction will be in place through November 15 when the project pauses for the winter and will return once the project resumes next spring. The project is expected to last until November 2005.

More information: Henderson Gleaner: Shawneetown Bridge lane to narrow (Aug. 29, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 56]
Officials Consider a Roundabout for Owensboro Intersection
Posted: 6-Sep-2004 9:00PM CDT
Topics: [Daviess County] [KY 56]

Transportation officials are considering construct a roundabout [Outside Link] to ease congestion at the intersection of KY 56 and KY 81 in Owensboro: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Roundabout may help ease traffic congestion at 'the Y' (Aug. 25, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[KY 56]
Shawneetown Bridge to be Repainted
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:35AM CDT

A project to repaint the Shawneetown Bridge will result in lane closures lasting through most of next year: The Henderson Gleaner: Shawneetown Bridge to be painted, causing long-term lane closures (Aug. 17, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Three Western Kentucky Bridges to Receive Solar Powered Navigation Lights
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:16AM CDT

The US 51/US 60/US 62 bridge at Wickliffe, the US 45 bridge at Paducah, and the KY 56 bridge in Union County will all received new solar powered river navigation lights: USATODAY.com: Kentucky (July 9, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Over Fifty Photographs Added
Posted: 25-May-2004 10:06AM CDT
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Over fifty photographs have been added to the site. They concern:

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Blues to Bluegrass Scenic Byway
Posted: 6-Jan-2004 6:49AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation and Tourism Interagency Committee recently approved a scenic byway through Daviess, Hancock, Ohio, Muhlenberg, McLean, Webster, Union and Henderson counties that will highlight the region.s music heritage.

More information: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Scenic byway will feature musical legends (Dec. 12, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[KY 3393]
Signs Directing Travelers to the Shawneetown Bridge will be Installed on the Morganfield Bypass
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 9:06PM CDT

Signs directing travelers to the Shawneetown Bridge will be installed at several intersections on the Morganfield bypass (KY 3393). The bridge to Illinois over the Ohio River is 12 miles west of Morganfield on KY 56.

More information: Union County Advocate: Bypass will get new signs (July 23, 2003) [Outside Link], KentuckyRoads.com: Shawneetown Bridge Photo

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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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