This page contains news and information about roads and highways in Oldham County, Kentucky.
Meeting Held to Discuss Future of Railroad 'Quiet Zone' in La Grange
Posted: 30-Sep-2009 6:43PM CDT
Officials from the Federal Railroad Administration and CSX Transportation held a meeting last week to discuss changes required to keep the railroad 'quiet zone' in downtown La Grange: Louisville Courier-Journal: Meeting to focus on keeping ‘quiet zone’ in La Grange (Sept. 23, 2009)
Forty Years of I-71 in Oldham County
Posted: 27-Jul-2009 7:18AM CDT
The Courier-Journal looks at how the arrival of I-71 changed the nature of Oldham County: Courier-Journal: Interstate changes nature of Oldham County (July 27, 2009)
Ten Years of US 42 Scenic Highway
Posted: 12-Feb-2009 7:37AM CST
The Courier Journal notes that it has been ten years since 14.7-mile stretch of U.S. 42 in Oldham County was designated one of Kentucky's Scenic Highways and Byways: Louisville Courier-Journal: This week in history (Feb. 9, 2009)
La Grange Traffic Plan
Posted: 30-Jul-2006 11:17PM CDT
The La Grange city council was recently set to vote on a new traffic plan for downtown. The new traffic plan will eliminate a section of street running mainline railroad tracks: Courier-Journal: La Grange traffic-plan vote is Monday; Trains could quiet their blaring horns (June 2, 2006) , Courier-Journal: La Grange traffic, road changes planned; Some rail crossings downtown to close (June 13, 2006)
Final Route of Old Henry Road-Crestwood Connector Route Chosen
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 2:24AM CST
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently held public meetings to discuss the chosen alternative for a connector between Old Henry Road at the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) in Jefferson County and the Oldham County community of Crestwood: Courier-Journal: Old Henry Road bypass apparently set; Final hearing held on alignment plan (Nov. 22, 2005) , Oldham County New Era: Plans for Old Henry bypass move forward (Nov. 28, 2005)
Work Proposed on KY 22 in Oldham County
Posted: 12-Nov-2005 2:01AM CST
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has proposed rebuilding four miles of KY 22 between Crestwood to Centerfield in Oldham County: Courier-Journal: Work proposed on Ky. 22 in Oldham; Widening planned east of Crestwood (Nov. 11, 2005)
Oldham County Considers Road Bond to Pave Roads
Posted: 5-Nov-2005 4:10AM CST
Oldham County magistrates are considering issuing road bonds to pay for paving private roads and making them part of the county road system: Oldham Era: County explores road bond (Nov. 4, 2005)
LaGrange Considers Downtown Traffic Plan
Posted: 10-Sep-2005 9:35PM CDT
LaGrange continues to consider alternatives for changes to downtown traffic that will be needed after CSX makes changes to the railroad running through downtown: Courier-Journal: LaGrange will consider downtown traffic plan (July 1, 2005) , Courier-Journal: Eroding train tracks concern officials in La Grange; Railroad recently made some repairs (July 8, 2005) , Oldham County Era: Council tables CSX plan vote (July 8, 2005) , WAVE 3: LaGrange Business Owners To Lose Parking After Railroad Tracks Are Widened (Aug. 9, 2005) , Oldham Era: It's two-way traffic: La Grange City Council chooses plan for track renovations; gives right to amend (July 22, 2005)
Oldham Nature Preserve Plans for New Type of Road
Posted: 1-Jul-2005 3:48AM CDT
A nature preserve in Oldham County is planning on constructing a new type of road. The road will have absorbent shoulders to reduce runoff and be narrow and curvy to reduce speeding. The road will be constructed as an entrance to Creasey Mahan Nature Preserve.
La Grange Develops Two Alternatives for CSX Railroad Realignment
Posted: 21-Feb-2005 5:25AM CST
The city of La Grange has hired the firm CDP Engineers to develop two alternatives for changes to downtown streets that will be required when the CSX railroad through La Grange is rebuilt. CSX had planned to begin work to remove the street running track through La Grange as early as July; however, it now appears the work will be delayed.
More information: Oldham Era: Committee: track plans need more (Feb. 11, 2005)
LaGrange Traffic Plan Recommended
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:11PM CST
Engineers hired by LaGrange have released their recommendations on how to best handle traffic changes that will be caused by reconstruction of the CSX railroad through downtown: Oldham Era: Engineers give recommendation for track plan (Nov. 26, 2004)
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:32AM CDT
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Preliminary Alternatives Chosen for Old Henry Road-Crestwood Connector Project
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:15AM CDT
The Oldham Era reports that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet his recently reported its preliminary preferred alternatives for a new route connecting Old Henry Road in Jefferson County to the community of Crestwood in Oldham County. The four mile highway is expect to requite the razing of one home: Oldham Era: State chooses plan for bypass (July 9, 2004)
More information on the project can be found on the official website for the project .
LaGrange Rail Plan Draws Criticism
Posted: 24-Jun-2004 1:31AM CDT
CSX’s plans to change the traffic flow at rail crossing in downtown LaGrange has brought criticism from local residents and business owners: Courier-Journal: LaGrange rail plan encounters opposition (June 11, 2004)
New Chief Engineer Appointed to Louisville Highway District
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 7:56AM CDT
Topics: [Bullitt County] [Governor Ernie Fletcher] [Franklin County] [Henry County] [Jefferson County] [Kentucky Transportation Cabinet] [Oldham County] [Shelby County] [Spencer County] [Trimble County]
Gov. Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Bailey have appointed Barry Sanders to serve as chief district engineer for the Transportation Cabinet’s District 5 which is based in Louisville.
More information: KYTC: Governor Ernie Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Clay Bailey Appoint Chief District Engineer for Highway District 5 in Louisville (June 1, 2004) , Business First: State Names Head of Louisville-area Transportation Operation (June 1, 2004)
Posted: 18-May-2004 3:38AM CDT
Topics: [2004 Regular Session] [Brent Spence Bridge Replacement] [Campbell County] [Covered Bridges] [Interstate 65] [Interstate 71] [Interstate 75] [Jefferson County] [Kenton County] [Kentucky Transportation Cabinet] [KY 1120] [The Ohio River] [Oldham County] [Public Meetings] [US 23] [US 231] [US 42] [Warren County]
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) , Cincinnati Enquirer: Plea made for new I-75 bridge (April 23, 2004) , Cincinnati Enquirer: Bridge plan calls for $15M (April 29, 2004) , Cincinnati Enquirer: Voinovich wants $15M for bridge (April 30, 2004)
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) , Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: No budget means no road plan (April 25, 2004)
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)
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)
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) 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) 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)
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)
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)
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) , Bowling Green Daily News: Speedy repairs on interstate are appreciated (May 8, 2004)
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) The new U.S. Grant Bridge is scheduled to open in 2005.
Unsafe Pewee Valley Bridges to Be Replaced
Posted: 29-Mar-2004 12:17AM CST
A pair of old and deteriorating bridges in Pewee Valley will be replaced by the city: Oldham County Era: Unsafe Pewee Valley bridges to be replaced (March 25, 2004)
Workshop Looks at Pedestrian Options for KY 393
Posted: 18-Mar-2004 8:41AM CST
A workshop presented by The National Center for Bicycling and Walking looked at options for presenting improving pedestrian and bicycle access to LaGrange’s highways. The workshop included a muddy walking tour of KY 393.
Developer to Add Lane to KY 53 in LaGrange
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:06AM CST
A developer who plans to build a 158-home subdivision near the KY 53 and I-71 interchange has agreed to add a new northbound lane to KY 53 on the south side of LaGrange.
2030 Louisville Area Transportation Plan Being Developed
Posted: 29-Feb-2004 9:41AM CST
The Jeffersonville (Ind.) Evening News reports that the Kentuckiana Regional Planning and Development Agency (KIPDA) has begun work on updating the Louisville metropolitan area master transportation plan. The next version of the plan is to include all transportation projects planned up through the year 2030. The KIPDA region includes five counties in Kentucky and southern Indiana.
Developments Continue Along Old Henry Road Despite Uncertainty over Re-routing
Posted: 20-Feb-2004 7:34AM CST
Despite the lack of a final concerning the reconstruction of Old Henry Road in Jefferson and Oldham Counties, developers continue to begin construction of new projects along the road. A planning study concerning reconstruction of the route between Crestwood and Pewee Valley is expected to be complete this summer.
Cow Disrupts Traffic on I-71
Posted: 3-Nov-2003 2:31AM CST
A cow escaped from a truck on Interstate 71 on October 16 and disrupted traffic near the Oldham County-Jefferson County line for some time before being destroyed by local officials.
KY 393 Widening Project on Track for 2004
Posted: 3-Nov-2003 2:31AM CST
Right-of-way acquisition has recently been completed for the KY 393 widening project between KY 22 and Interstate 71 in Oldham County. This keeps construction on track to begin in 2004.
More information: Oldham County Era: Ky. 393 widening on track for 2004 (Oct. 13, 2003)
New Signs on I-71 Misspell Pewee Valley
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 2:04AM CDT
As part of a project to replace signs along I-71 between Louisville and I-75, the transportation cabinet employees erected three signs misspelling "Pewee Valley" as "Peewee Valley." Local residents noticed and reported the error after installation. The transportation cabinet corrected the spelling on the signs.
More information: Courier-Journal: State is to correct spelling on Pewee Valley road signs (Sept. 11, 2003) (includes a photograph of a sign with the misspelling)
Public Opinion Mixed on New Oldham County Connector
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 2:00AM CDT
Dozens of people have submitted comments on a proposal to build a new connector to route from near the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County to Crestwood in Oldham County. The new route would be four lanes and is intended to provide improved access to Pewee Valley.
Public Meeting Held to Discuss New Oldham County Connector Route
Posted: 30-Aug-2003 7:29PM CDT
Public meetings were held last week to discuss possible routes for a new connector route between Old Henry Old at the Gene Snyder Freeway in Jefferson County and KY 22 in Crestwood in Oldham County.
Road Crews Fix Accident Causing Potholes on I-71
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 6:32AM CDT
Large potholes were blamed for a series of wrecks on I-71 in Oldham County in February. One of the potholes was as large as five feet in diameter.
New Interchange on I-71 near Oldham/Jefferson County Line to be Studied
Posted: 7-Sep-2002 12:27AM CDT
The need and possible locations for a new interchange on I-71 between the Gene Snyder Freeway (Interstate 265/KY 841) and the Crestwood interchange (Exit 14) will be studied. Oldham County will contribute $10,000 to the study; the state will contribute $35,000; and Hills Communities, a Jefferson County development firm, will contribute $62,000. The interchange is being studied in the hope of relieving traffic on KY 22. No plans to build an interchange are currently in the state's Six Year Highway Plan; however, that document is amended on a bi-annual basis.
New La Grange Bypass Being Studied
Posted: 13-Sep-2001 4:01PM CDT
The Courier-Journal reports in this Sept. 12, 2001 article that a new La Grange bypass is being studied.
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