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Hawesville Bridge Connector Route Proposed
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:10PM CST
A recent planning study by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recommends that a new route be constructed to the Bob Cummings Lincoln Trail Bridge in Hawesville: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Easier access to bridge is sought (Nov. 24, 2004)
Recent Planning Studies
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:10AM CST
Topics: [Fleming County] [Hancock County] [Harlan County] [KY 69] [Leslie County] [Lewis County] [Mason County] [The Ohio River] [Perry County] [US 68]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning has recently released the Final Report of the Pre-Design Scoping study for improvements to the Kentucky 69 approach to the Bob Cummings Bridge in Hawesville: more information
Additionally, materials involving a study of a proposed route between US 68 and Tollesboro in Fleming, Mason, and Lewis County: more information
Information regarding alternatives for a new connector route between Harlan and Hazard has also been posted: more information
Blues to Bluegrass Scenic Byway
Posted: 6-Jan-2004 6:49AM CST
Topics: [Daviess County] [Hancock County] [Henderson County] [KY 56] [KY 69] [McLean County] [Muhlenberg County] [Ohio County] [Union County] [US 60] [US 62] [Webster County]
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.
State Considers Changes to Hawesville Bridge Approach
Posted: 6-Jan-2004 6:49AM CST
Transportation officials held a meeting in December to consider changing the approach to the Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge in Hawesville. Any changes are not scheduled for construction in the current Six Year Plan; however, locals hope a lobbying campaign will move the project higher up the state.s list of priorities.
More information: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: State mulls changes in Hawesville bridge approach (Dec. 12, 2003) , KYTC Division of Planning: KY-69 approach to Cannelton Bridge , Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Road proposal draws residents' concerns (Dec. 19, 2003)
Natcher Bridge Traffic Lower Than Expected
Posted: 6-Jan-2004 6:48AM CST
Topics: [Daviess County] [Hancock County] [KY 69] [William H. Natcher Bridge] [The Ohio River] [US 231] [US 60]
The four-lane Natcher Bridge currently serves only 4,500 vehicles per day while the two-lane Grover Carey Bridge in Owensboro serves 10,000 vehicles per day and the two-lane Bob Cummings-Lincoln Trail Bridge at Hawesville serves 8,900 vehicles per day; however, transportation officials expect traffic on the bridge to increase once an extension of the Owensboro bypass is completed and US 231 is widened to four lanes in Indiana.
Jan. 15, 2004 Update: Courier-Journal: New bridge has less traffic than projected (Jan. 13, 2004)
Jan. 20, 2004 Update: The (Henderson) Gleaner: Study: Natcher Bridge traffic light (Jan. 13, 2004)
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