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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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)
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)
US 42/US 127 Union Bypass Opens
Posted: 17-Oct-2004 8:32AM CDT
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)
US 42/US 127 Union Bypass Nearly Complete
Posted: 10-Oct-2004 11:49PM CDT
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)
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)
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)
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)
Northern Kentucky Outer Loop (I-74) Conceptual Feasibility Final Draft Released
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 7:29AM CDT
Topics: [AA Highway] [Boone County] [Bracken County] [Campbell County] [Carroll County] [Fleming County] [Franklin County] [Gallatin County] [Grant County] [Harrison County] [Henry County] [Interstate 74] [Interstate 75] [Kenton County] [KY 9] [Lewis County] [Mason County] [The Ohio River] [Owen County] [Pendleton County] [Robertson County] [Trimble County] [US 127] [US 27]
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:
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.
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
Topics: [Brent Spence Bridge Replacement] [Campbell County] [Interstate 471] [Interstate 71] [Interstate 75] [Kenton County] [The Ohio River] [US 127] [US 27]
The Kentucky Post recently posted two columns from Jim Reis looking at the history of the bridges over the Ohio River in Northern Kentucky:
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 , design for relocating US 127 in Clinton County (1 , 2 , 3 ), and design for relocating KY 92 in McCreary County .
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