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Kentucky, indiana Apply for Federal Stimulus Funding for Big Four and Madison-Milton Bridge Projects
Posted: 30-Sep-2009 6:48PM CDT
Both Kentucky and Indiana have applied for federal money to apply to two Ohio River bridge projects: the replacement of the US 421 bridge over the Ohio River between Milton, Kentucky and Madion, Indiana and the redecking of the Big Four Bridge over the Ohio River in downtown Louisville: Louisville Courier-Journal: $25 million in stimulus money sought for Big Four Bridge (Sept. 24, 2009)
US 421 Ohio River Bridge Found to be in Poor Condition
Posted: 15-Sep-2009 10:56PM CDT
Inspectors have found the US 421 bridge over the Ohio River between Milton, Kentucky and Madison, Indiana to be in as bad or worse condition than it was before last being rehabilitated in 1997. Repairs to the bridge could force an 18 month closure of the span: Associated Press: 80-year-old Ohio River bridge found in poor shape (Sept. 14, 2009) , Louisville Courier-Journal: Bridge across Ohio River in poor shape (Sept. 14, 2009)
Kentucky, Indiana to Apply for Federal Stimulus Funding to Replace Madison-Milton Bridge
Posted: 20-Aug-2009 7:37AM CDT
Kentucky and Indiana will apply for federal money to replace the narrow bridge carrying US 421 over the Ohio River between Madison, Indiana and Milton, Kentucky. If approved, the plan is demolish the current bridge and build a similar looking, wider bridge in its place using the existing piers. Weight restrictions were placed on the existing bridge earlier this year due to what was described as advanced deterioration.
More information: Louisville Courier-Journal: Ky., Ind. to seek stimulus money to replace U.S. 421 bridge (Aug. 14, 2009) , Louisville Courier-Journal: States to seek stimulus grant for replacement Madison-Milton bridge (Aug. 14, 2009)
Milton-Madison Ohio River Bridge Off Limits to Trucks after Inspection
Posted: 31-Mar-2009 9:06PM CDT
The US 421 bridge over the Ohio River at Milton in Trimble County has been placed off limits to trucks weighing more than 15 tons after a December inspection found "advanced deterioration on various components of the bridge."
Indiana House Committee Approves Commission to Coordinate Bridge Efforts
Posted: 31-Jan-2009 10:57AM CST
Topics: [Interstate 265] [Interstate 65] [Indiana] [Jefferson County] [Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project] [The Ohio River] [Trimble County] [US 421]
A committee in the Indiana House of Representatives has approved a bill that would create a commission coordinate activities related to the construction of two new Interstate bridges over the Ohio River near Louisville and a new bridge to replace the US 421 bridge over the Ohio River between Milton, KY and Madison, IN.
Update Feb. 12, 2008: The bill has passed in the Indiana House: Louisville Courier-Journal: Ind. House passes bridge commission bill (Feb. 12, 2009)
Photographs of US 421 in Harlan County
Posted: 5-Feb-2006 4:02AM CST
Reader Jamie Middleton has submitted a set of photographs documenting the recently reconstructed section of US 421 in Harlan County. Thanks Jamie!
Leestown Road Bridge Opens Early
Posted: 10-Sep-2005 9:36PM CDT
A new bridge on Leestown Road in Lexington opened a week ahead of schedule in July. Work began on the bridge in April.
More information: Lexington Herald-Leader: Leestown Road bridge opens early (July 2, 2005)
New Section of US 421 Opens in Harlan County
Posted: 7-Feb-2005 2:09AM CST
A ribbon cutting ceremony was held recently for a newly constructed segment of US 421 in Harlan County: WYMT Mountain News: Section of Major Road is Complete (Jan. 22, 2005)
October and Year-End Transportation Konnection Newsletters
Posted: 11-Dec-2004 12:20AM CST
Topics: [Harlan County] [Interstate 65] [Interstate 66] [Jefferson County] [Kennedy Bridge Painting] [Kentucky Transportation Cabinet] [The Ohio River] [Pulaski County] [Travel Information] [US 421]
The October 2004 and the 2004 Year-in-Review editions of the transportation cabinet’s newsletter have been posted to the KYTC Konnection page .
Among stories covered in the October 2004 edition are:
Download: [Transportation Konnection – October 2004] (2.51 MB)
Among stories covered in the 2004 Year-in-Review edition are:
Download: [Transportation Konnection – 2004 Year-in-Review] (2.32 MB)
Three Phase Plan for Harlan-Hazard Connector
Posted: 5-Dec-2004 8:07PM CST
WKYT and WYMT provides some information about three-phase plan to construct a new route between Harlan and Hazard: WKYT: U.S. 421 Improvement Project (Nov. 17, 2004) , WYMT: Improvements to a Dangerous Road May Be in the Near Future (Nov. 17, 2004)
Upcoming Public Meeting: US 421 Improvements between I-71 and Bedford
Posted: 28-Oct-2004 1:54AM CDT
On Thursday, November 18, 2004 the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a public meeting to discuss improvements to US 421 from the interchange with I-71 in Henry County to Bedford in Trimble County. The meeting will be from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Bedford Elementary School.
Elk Crossing Signs Coming to Eastern Kentucky
Posted: 11-Sep-2004 7:11AM CDT
New elk warnings sings will be places along some roads in Eastern Kentucky. Since elk were reintroduced into Kentucky in 1997, there have been 55 vehicle-elk collision. Some of the signs will replace signs that have previously been stolen.
Summary of Transportation Related Bills Passed During the 2004 Regular Session
Posted: 1-Jun-2004 6:01AM CDT
Topics: [2004 Regular Session] [Bath County] [Boone County] [Boyd County] [Campbell County] [Carter County] [Clark County] [Daviess County] [Governor Ernie Fletcher] [Fayette County] [Hardin County] [Hopkins County] [Kenton County] [KY 112] [KY 1357] [KY 54] [KY 70] [KY 80] [Madison County] [Montgomery County] [Muhlenberg County] [Pike County] [Rowan County] [US 421] [US 460]
The 60-day regular session of the Kentucky General Assembly ended on April 13. Thirteen bills relating to transportation were passed into law during the 2004 regular session. Click “read full text” below for summaries of each bill.
Upcoming Public Meetings
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:05AM CST
Topics: [Hardin County] [Jackson County] [KY 313] [Meade County] [Menifee County] [Montgomery County] [Public Meetings] [Rockcastle County] [US 421] [US 460]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a number of public meetings to discuss road projects across the state.
Information Added to Planning Website
Posted: 4-Nov-2003 4:57AM CST
Topics: [Caldwell County] [Grayson County] [Jackson County] [Lyon County] [Spencer County] [US 421] [US 641]
New information about several projects has been added to the Transportation Cabinet's Division of Planning website:
Upcoming Public Meetings
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 1:49AM CDT
Topics: [Caldwell County] [Interstate 65] [Jackson County] [Jessamine County] [Knox County] [KY 1964] [Lyon County] [Public Meetings] [US 27] [US 31] [US 421] [US 641] [Whitley County] [Woodford County]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled the following public meetings to discuss various road projects in Kentucky:
Section of US 421 named for Tony Turner
Posted: 25-Jul-2003 10:24PM CDT
A section of US 421 in Petty and Harlan Counties has been renamed in memory of WYMT-TV news anchor Tony Turner. Turner died on June 30, 2002 of injuries sustained during a car accident three weeks earlier.
Lexington's Richmond Road Being Widened to Six Lanes
Posted: 18-Jul-2003 8:34AM CDT
1.3 miles of Richmond Road are being widened to six-lanes.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has established a website with information about the Richmond Road project at us25.ky.gov . The site includes a construction schedule, maps of the project, and photographs relating to the project.
More information: Herald-Leader: Richmond Road work to begin Monday (Mar. 27, 2003)
Site Feature: I-75 Clay's Ferry Bridge Photos
Posted: 16-Jul-2003 9:29AM CDT
Topics: [Fayette County] [Interstate 75] [KY 2328] [Madison County] [Site Features] [US 25] [US 421]
When the first part of this bridge opened in 1946 it was the 7th tallest bridge in the United States. Today it is still an engineering wonder; two parallel bridges were joined together by a third bridge to form one continuous roadway. On July 5, 2003, I took these pictures of the I-75's crossing of the Kentucky River: the Clay's Ferry Bridge.
Upcoming Public Meetings: US 51, US 460, US 421, US 119, I-75
Posted: 7-Sep-2002 12:48AM CDT
Topics: [Boone County] [Carlisle County] [Fayette County] [Hickman County] [Interstate 75] [Letcher County] [Local Routes] [Madison County] [Morgan County] [Public Meetings] [US 119] [US 421] [US 460] [US 51]
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced the following upcoming public meetings:
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