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Two Week Closure of US 231 in Beaver Dam Starts Monday
Posted: 11-Nov-2009 7:03AM CST
From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways:
Two Week Closure on US 231 at US 62 Intersection In Beaver Dam for Rail Crossing Repairs Starting Monday
BEAVER DAM, Ky. (November 10, 2009) — US 231/South Main Street will be closed for about two weeks near the 10 mile marker in Beaver Dam starting Monday, November 16th. The closure, authorized by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), is to allow Paducah and Louisville Railroad to upgrade two rail crossings near the US 231 Intersection with US 62/First Street.
Work on US 62 Green River Bridge
Posted: 30-Sep-2009 6:37PM CDT
From Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways (Sept. 23, 2009):
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the US 62 Green River Bridge at Rockport starting Monday, September 28, 2009.
Courier-Journal Reviews I-66
Posted: 1-Mar-2006 2:41AM CST
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The Courier-Journal takes a look at the proposed Interstate 66: Courier-Journal: I-66: A road to growth or path of destruction?; Environmental impact statement for first Kentucky leg being studied (Feb. 26, 2006)
Tolls to be Lifted on Natcher and Audubon Parkways in Fiscal Year 2007
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 2:28AM CST
Topics: [Audubon Parkway] [Butler County] [Daviess County] [Henderson County] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [Ohio County] [Parkways] [Warren County]
Tolls are set to be lifted on the William H. Natcher Parkway and Audubon Parkway, Kentucky’s last two remaining toll roads, in the states fiscal year 2007, which begins July 1, 2006. The exact date that tolls will be lifted has yet to have been established: Lexington Herald-Leader: Last 2 Kentucky toll parkways set to be freed up (Dec. 24, 2005)
County Road Names
Posted: 2-Mar-2005 4:16PM CST
The Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer takes a look at unique county road names; names like Muddy Gut Road, Rattlesnake Hill Road, and Possum Trot Road: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Name Game; Tywhoppity? Muddy Gut Road? What's in a name? (Feb. 27, 2005)
Warm Weather Begins to Thaw Kentucky Highways
Posted: 28-Dec-2004 4:48PM CST
Topics: [Caldwell County] [Calloway County] [Christian County] [Hardin County] [Henderson County] [Interstate 24] [Interstate 64] [Illinois] [Indiana] [Lyon County] [Ohio County] [Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway] [Travel Information] [Trigg County] [US 41] [Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway]
Western Kentuvky’s interstates and parkways were passable, but ice persisted on roads in Christian County on Monday: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: Slushing along; Roads improving but still slippery (Dec. 27, 2004)
More than one foot of snow shut down roads in Caldwell County: Princeton Times Leader: Blizzard conditions plague community (Dec. 27, 2004)
Warmer temperatures are expected to help clear roads statewide: Associated Press: Forecasters say thaw will begin this week (Dec. 28, 2004)
A train that had been blocking two railroad crossings in Henderson has been moved: The Henderson Gleaner: Stuck train finally gets moving (Dec. 28, 2004)
Calloway County road crews hope to get a helping hand from warm weather: Murray Ledger & Times: Road crews hope to get aid from sun (Dec. 28, 2004)
Hardin County residents are happy with local snow cleanup efforts: Hardin County News-Enterprise: Ice, cold temperatures hamper road cleanup (Dec. 28, 2004)
Roads in Southern Illinois are slick, but open: WPSD NewsChannel 6: Illinois: Rural Roads Are Open But Slick (Dec. 27, 2004)
US 41 and I-64 in Southern Indiana are in good shape: Evansville Courier & Press: Thaw turning storm into memory (Dec. 28, 2004)
Up-to-date road conditions can be found at: www.511.ky.gov
Refreezing Continues to Threaten Kentucky Highways
Posted: 28-Dec-2004 1:54AM CST
Topics: [Ohio County] [Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway] [Travel Information] [Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway]
With daytimes beginning to break through the freezing point, refreezing continues to pose a threat to drivers on Kentucky’s highways. Pools of water from melting snow and ice may pool on streets and highways during the day and then refreeze when the temperate drops overnight. Drivers should be weary of black ice—stretches of highways that appear to be damp but in fact are covered by ice.
More information: WPSD NewsChannel 6: Roads Refreeze for Monday Commute: Drivers Use Extreme Caution (Dec. 26, 2004) , Associated Press: Forecasters say thaw about to begin in Kentucky (Dec. 27, 2004)
Up-to-date highway conditions can be found at: www.511.ky.gov .
Bill Monroe-Themed Welcome Center Idea Floated
Posted: 17-Nov-2004 2:09AM CST
Some Ohio County officials would like to see the rest area on the Western Kentucky Parkway converted into a Welcome Center themed about the life of Bluegrass singer Bill Monroe: Evansville Courier & Press: Bill Monroe theme eyed for W. Kentucky welcome center (Nov. 8, 2004)
Bridge Engineer Dies at 71
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:17AM CDT
Topics: [Anderson County] [Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway] [Commonwealth of Kentucky] [Muhlenberg County] [Ohio County] [Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway] [Woodford County]
Carl Kroboth, an engineer who designed several bridges and highways in Kentucky, died of cancer on Friday at the age of 71. The University of Kentucky graduate founded Kroboth Engineers, which designed the Western Kentucky Parkway bridge over the Green River and the Blue Grass parkway bridge over the Kentucky River. He retired in 1995.
Chief Highway Engineers Appointed in Nine Districts
Posted: 30-Jun-2004 1:07AM CDT
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Gov. Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Bailey have appointed chief highway engineers for nine of the Division of Highways' twelve districts.
More information: WKYT: Gov. Fletcher Hires New Highway Engineers (June 29, 2004) , Associated Press: Fletcher appoints top highway engineers (June 30, 2004) , Hardin County News-Enterprise: Highway engineer appointed in E'town (June 30, 2004) , Maysville Ledger-Independent: New KTC Engineer Sees District as Unique (July 2, 2004)
Activist Group Denounces Louisville East End Bridge and I-66
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 8:00AM CDT
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A report by a tax watchdog group and environmental activist group denounces plans to construct a new Ohio River bridge in eastern Jefferson County and plans to construct Interstate 66 across Kentucky: Courier-Journal: East End bridge draws fire (June 3, 2004)
Over Fifty Photographs Added
Posted: 25-May-2004 10:06AM CDT
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Southern Extension to Natcher Parkway Moving Ahead; Tolls to be Lifted in 2007
Posted: 29-Feb-2004 9:40AM CST
Topics: [Butler County] [Daviess County] [Interstate 65] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [Ohio County] [US 231] [Warren County]
The Bowling Green Daily News reports that funding for construction of a southern extension of the Natcher Parkway is included in the proposed six year plan. Initial design work has already been completed for the extension that would stretch for the parkway.s current terminus at I-65 to US 231 near Dye Ford Road.
Additionally, tolls are scheduled to be lifted from the entire length of the parkway once its bonds are repaid in 2007.
Fletcher Promises to Remove Tolls from Natcher and Audubon Parkways
Posted: 26-Jan-2004 2:37AM CST
Topics: [Audubon Parkway] [Butler County] [Daviess County] [Governor Ernie Fletcher] [Henderson County] [William H. Natcher Parkway] [Ohio County] [Warren County]
In a recent speech to the Owensboro Chamber Commerce, Gov. Ernie Fletcher reiterated a campaign process to remove tolls from the Natcher and Audubon Parkways.
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.
Rehabilitation Work Underway on Western Kentucky Parkway
Posted: 29-Jul-2003 4:33AM CDT
Work, expected to finish by November 15th, is underway on 20 miles of the Western Kentucky Parkway. The $11.4 million project will install new drains, sink the raised median, and resurface the parkway in parts of Muhlenberg and Ohio Counties. Traffic will be restricted to one-lane in each direction during the rehabilitation work.
KYTC Closes Some Rest Areas; Opens Others
Posted: 6-Sep-2002 10:15PM CDT
Topics: [Hart County] [Interstate 64] [Interstate 65] [Interstate 75] [Commonwealth of Kentucky] [Madison County] [Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway] [Ohio County] [Powell County] [Shelby County] [Warren County] [Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be closing several rest areas and opening a few new ones over the next few years. Two rest areas on I-64 in Shelby County, three rest areas on I-65 in Warren County and Hart County, and two rest areas on I-75 in Madison County will soon be or have already been closed; however, Kentucky is planning to build two new rest areas on I-65 in Hart County, and a one large rest area to serve both northbound and southbound traffic will be built on I-75 in Madison County. The new Madison County rest area will have parking for 400 cars, 100 trucks, and 13 oversized vehicles.
The article also briefly mentions the rest area on the Mountain Parkway and the service area on the Western Kentucky Parkway.
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