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U.S. Highway 127 enters Kentucky from Tennessee near Albany. The road passes across Lake Cumberland's Wolf Creek Dam and continues northward through central Kentucky, passing through Danville and Frankfort, and crosses the Ohio River at Covington.

U.S. Highway 127 is known for the The 127 Sale which is held in August of each year. It is billed as the world's longest yard sale. In 2006, the sale will be held Aug. 3-6. The 2007 sale will be held Aug. 2-5.

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US 127 News Items

[US 25]
Dixie Highway Project Alternatives Presented
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 2:23AM CST

Alternatives for upgrading Dixie Highway in Kenton County were recently presented at a series of public meetings: (Covington) Kentucky Post: Planning for the 'Dixie Fix' (Nov. 12, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 42]
Clay Wade Bailey Bridge Project Wraps Up
Posted: 16-May-2005 12:04AM CDT

A project to rehabilitate the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge was recently completed: Cincinnati Post: Clay Wade Bailey in good repair (May 14, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 42]
US 42/US 127 Union Bypass Opens
Posted: 17-Oct-2004 8:32AM CDT
Topics: [Kenton County] [US 127] [US 42]

A new bypass of Union in Kenton County has opened; however, the lack of sewers will slow development in the area: Kentucky Post: New U.S. 42 awaits sewer system (Oct. 15, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 42]
US 42/US 127 Union Bypass Nearly Complete
Posted: 10-Oct-2004 11:49PM CDT
Topics: [Boone County] [US 127] [US 42]

A new bypass of the Boone County town of Union is nearly complete: Kentucky Post: U.S. 42 in Union nearing completion (Oct. 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 25]
Rehabilitation Work Underway on Clay Wade Bailey Bridge
Posted: 6-Sep-2004 8:56PM CDT

Work is underway to replace joints and replace the deck of the Clay Wade Bailey Bridge over the Ohio River at Covington. The bridge, which shares piers with the neighboring C&O railroad bridge, opened in 1974 and carries US 25, US 127, and US 42 into Cincinnati.

More information: Cincinnati Post: Quick rehab gives Clay Wade new life (August 24, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 25]
Kenton County’s Dixie Highway Might go on a Diet
Posted: 12-Jul-2004 12:15AM CDT

At a recent meeting of the Dixie Highway Corridor Advisory Committee several ideas were proposed for reducing congestion on Dixie Highway in Kenton County. Among the proposals were construction of traffic roundabouts at several intersections, coordination of traffic lights, and a road “diet.” The diet would consist of reducing the highway from two lanes in each direction to one lane in each direction and adding a continuous center left turn lane. None of these proposals are final, and the group is expected to publish a report on possible solutions in June of 2005.

More information: Kentucky Post: Highway May Get New Look (July 9, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[US 127]
Work at Blue Grass Parkway/US 127 Interchange to be Completed this Fall
Posted: 23-Jun-2004 7:58AM CDT

Work to convert the interchange at the former location of a toll both on the Blue Grass Parkway at US 127 into a standard diamond interchange is planned to be completed this fall: The Anderson News: Construction workers to make exit this fall (June 2, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[I-74]
Northern Kentucky Outer Loop (I-74) Conceptual Feasibility Final Draft Released
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 7:29AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has released the final report for the conceptual feasibility study for the Northern Kentucky Outer Loop, and the finding is that such an outer loop is not feasible.

The proposed route would connect with I-74 in Indiana, pass into Kentucky at the Markland Dam in Gallatin County, travel east-west across Kentucky, cross the Ohio River into Ohio at the William H. Harsha bridge near Maysville, and connect with a proposed extension of I-74 in Ohio. A two-year long study of this route found that the entire route would not be financially feasible in Kentucky; however, the study found that several segments of the route would have an independent of utility. The study divided the route into six sections and assigned them the following priorities:

  1. US 127 to I-75 - 15.1 miles (Owen and Grant Counties)
  2. I-71 to US 127 - 6.8 miles (Gallatin/Carroll and Owen Counties)
  3. I-75 to US 27 - 17.6 miles (Grant and Pendleton Counties)
  4. US 27 to KY 9 - 29 miles (Pendleton, Bracken, and Mason Counties)
  5. Indiana to I-71 - 7 miles (Carroll/Gallatin Counties)
  6. KY 9 to Ohio - 2.9 miles (Mason County)

The study found that construction of a proposed highway (Indiana State Road 101) from I-74 in Indiana to the Markland Dam would improve the usability of the Indiana to I-71 segment of the Outer Loop.

The release of the report does not guarantee that anything will be built. Construction is dependent on future funding.

More information: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning: Proposed Interstate 74 [Outside Link]

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[The Ohio River]
Kentucky Post's Jim Reis Looks At the History of the Bridges over the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 6:21PM CDT

The Kentucky Post recently posted two columns from Jim Reis looking at the history of the bridges over the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky:

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[US 431]
January Procurement Bulletins
Posted: 15-Feb-2003 6:16AM CST

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Professional Services Procurement Bulletins for January include design for the relocation of US 431 in Logan County [Outside Link], design for relocating US 127 in Clinton County (1 [Outside Link], 2 [Outside Link], 3 [Outside Link]), and design for relocating KY 92 in McCreary County [Outside Link].

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