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[US 641]US 641 exists in the western portion of Kentucky. It begins at US 60 in Marion, passes through Eddyville, crosses the Cumberland and Tennessee Rivers near the Land Between the Lakes, and then passes through Benton and Murray.

Future plans for US 641 include a widening project between Marion and Western Kentucky Parkway. Right-of-way purchase for the new route is currently scheduled to begin in Fiscal Year 2005.

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US 641 News Items

[KY 80]
New section of KY 80 to open in Western Kentucky
Posted: 3-Nov-2009 10:30PM CST

The final section of the newly construction four-lane route for KY 80 between Aurora and Mayfield will open soon. The new KY 80 runs further south than its original routing and crosses US 641 closer to Murray than the original route. KY 80's original route has been signed as KY 402 for several years. The opening of the new route will once again make KY 80 a continuous route.

More information: Associated Press: New highway stretch nearly done (Oct. 28, 2009) [Outside Link]

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[US 62]
Preparations for New Bridge Require Closure of US 62/US 641 Across Kentucky Dam Starting September 9th
Posted: 1-Sep-2009 9:53AM CDT

From Department of Highways District 1 (Sept. 1, 2009):

Preparations for New Bridge Require Closure of US 62/US 641 Across Kentucky Dam Starting September 9th
Closure to allow temporary connections to last about 3 weeks
GILBERTSVILLE, Ky. — A contractor for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plans to temporarily close US 62 and US 641 across Kentucky Dam starting Wednesday, September 9th, 2009, to begin preliminary road work required to tie in a new Tennessee River Bridge being constructed below the dam.

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[US 62]
New Kentucky Dam Bridge Delayed
Posted: 30-Jul-2006 11:19PM CDT

Unspecified budget delays are said to be delaying the completion of a new bridge over the Tennessee River below Kentucky Dam: Marshall County Tribune-Courier: Cutbacks slow Kentucky Dam lock project (July 7, 2006) [Outside Link]

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[US 641]
Money Set Aside for US 641 Right-of-Way
Posted: 2-Oct-2005 8:28PM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has allocated $3.5 million for acquisition of right-of-way for a project to widen US 641 between Marion and Eddyville. This money is for the first phase of the project—a 5.6-mile section in Crittenden County. Construction is expected to begin on this section in 2007.

More information: Evansville Courier & Press: Right-of-way money set aside for 10-mile highway extension (Sept. 12, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 641]
Right-of-Way Purchase Process Begins for US 641 Project
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 5:43PM CST

Work has begun to appraise parcels of land that lie in the path of the US 641 widening project between Marion and Eddyville: The Crittenden Press: U.S. 641 appraisals are under way (March 31, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[US 62]
Completion of New Kentucky Dam Lock Years Away
Posted: 31-Oct-2004 11:13PM CST

The completion of a new lock at Kentucky Dam is not expected until 2010 or 2011. Part of the project includes the relocation of US 62/US 641 and the Paducah & Louisville Railroad to new bridges downstream from the dam. Those bridges are currently under construction: (Hopkinsville) Kentucky New Era: TVA board applauds city, county growth (Oct. 28, 2004) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
News Notes
Posted: 20-Aug-2004 5:32AM CDT
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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Over Fifty Photographs Added
Posted: 25-May-2004 10:06AM CDT
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Over fifty photographs have been added to the site. They concern:

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[US 62]
New Bridge at Kentucky Dam to Open In 2006
Posted: 11-Nov-2003 5:20AM CST

The US Army Corps of Engineers is in the process of building a new rail and highway bridge over the Tennessee River just below Kentucky Dam. The bridge is part of a project to build a large navigation lock at Kentucky Dam. The total cost of the project is expected to be $650,000,000. The 1200-foot bridge is expected to open in 2006; lock construction should be completed in 2012.

The bridge will carry US 62 and US 641. Both routes currently cross the river via a road on top of the dam.

More information: WPSD NewsChannel 6: New bridge opens '06 (Nov. 6, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Information Added to Planning Website
Posted: 4-Nov-2003 4:57AM CST

New information about several projects has been added to the Transportation Cabinet's Division of Planning website:

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Upcoming Public Meetings
Posted: 1-Oct-2003 1:49AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled the following public meetings to discuss various road projects in Kentucky:

More information: Kentucky New Era (Hopkinsville): Public invited to view proposed U.S. 641 plans (Sept. 16, 2003) [Outside Link], Bowling Green Daily News: Interchange Meeting Set (Sept. 26, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[US 641]
Plans for US 641 Widening Between Marion and Eddyville Expected by Year's End
Posted: 8-Aug-2003 4:35AM CDT

Transportation officials announced at recent meetings in Western Kentucky that final designed for a new four-lane US 641 between Marion and Eddyville should be complete by December 1.

More information: Princeton Times Leader: Transportation officials offer update on U.S. 641 relocation project (July 30, 2003) [Outside Link]

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[The Trace]
Site Feature: The Roads of the Land Between the Lakes
Posted: 22-Jul-2003 4:15AM CDT

I have added a new image gallery consisting of photographs I took of the roads of the Land Between the Lakes. Subjects covered include the US 68/KY 80 bridges over the two lakes, the KY 453 bridge over the Between the Rivers Canal, and road over Kentucky Lake.

The intersection between "The Trace" and US 68/KY 80.
The exit from US 68/KY 80 to The Trace.
Heading west on US 68/KY 80 over Kentucky Lake
Crossing the US 68/KY 80 bridge over Kentucky Lake.
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[KY 80]
New KY 80 Aurora to Mayfield Route Expected to be Complete in Two Years
Posted: 4-Nov-2002 2:14AM CST

A new four lane route for KY 80 has recently opened between US 68 at Aurora and US 641 at Murray has recently been completed. The Murray to Mayfield section is expected to be open by Spring 2004.

More information: WPSD: Highway 80 Could be Complete in Two Years (Nov. 1, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Procurement Bulletins
Posted: 31-Jul-2002 1:32AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Professional Services has posted several procurement bulletins [Outside Link]. Even if you aren't a contractor, these bulletins are useful for learning about upcoming road projects. Recent bulletins include:

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[US 641]
New US 641 Corridor in Western Kentucky Expected to Bring Growth
Posted: 1-Mar-2002 5:50AM CST

The KYTC is planning to build a four lane corridor between Marion and Eddyville. The route is expected to stimulate economic development in an area whose current primary route is the two lane US 60. Planning and design is expected to begin this year with right of way acquisition expected in 2004.

More information: Evansville Courier & Press: Highway promises growth [Outside Link] (no longer online)

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[KY 348]
Plans Under Way for KY 348 Widening in Benton
Posted: 30-Aug-2001 4:16AM CDT

The Benton Tribune-Courier reports in this August 29, 2001 article [Outside Link] that pre-construction work has begun on widening KY 348 from the Jackson Purchase Parkway to US 641 in Benton. Construction is schedules for 2004, but may be moved to 2003.

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[US 641]
US 641 Widening in Calloway County
Posted: 16-Aug-2001 11:23PM CDT

The KYTC has posted materials from a public meeting [Outside Link] about the proposed widening of US 641 south of Murray. Materials include details on alternate proposals, cost estimates, a questionnaire, and environmental study map.

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