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May 2002

The items listed below are KentuckyRoads.com news items from May 2002. For the most recent updates see the KentuckyRoads.com home page.

[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
New Planning Projects
Posted: 5-May-2002 3:12AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Division of Planning has updated their web site. There appear to be several new planning studies listed [Outside Link].

Among these projects is a study of KY 2121 (Southtown Blvd.) in Owensboro [Outside Link].

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
KYTC Studies Improvements to KY 9 in Northern Kentucky
Posted: 5-May-2002 3:10AM CDT

The KYTC has posted information pertaining to their study of improvements to the AA Highway (KY 9) in Northern Kentucky. The study materials can be found here [Outside Link]. A map of the study area is here [Outside Link].

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[The Ohio River]
KYTC To Study New Road to Hawesville Bridge
Posted: 5-May-2002 2:57AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is planning to study building a new road to the Bob Cummings Bridge over the Ohio River at Hawesville. The new road would connect the bridge to US 60. The new road is being studies because the Indiana Department of Transportation is building a new road (IN 237) to connect the bridge to I-64. The current intersection at the end of the bridge is prone to accidents. The Immaculate Conception Church has been struck by cars failing to stop on seven occasions.

More information: Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer: Cabinet to study roadways leading to Hawesville bridge (Apr. 29, 2002) [Outside Link] (no longer online)

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I-66 Mississippi River Crossing Being Studied
Posted: 5-May-2002 2:49AM CDT

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Missouri Department of Transportation have begun a study to choose a route for I-66 to cross the Mississippi River. A public meeting on the issue has been scheduled for Map 14, 2002. The KYTC has posted a map of the study area [Outside Link].

The public open house will be held at the Information Age Park Resource Center, Great Center in Paducah from 4:00pm to 7:00pm on May 14. A meeting will be held in Sikeston, Missouri on May 13 at the Missouri DOT District Office. More materials for the public meetings can be found here [Outside Link].

This article [Outside Link] from Paducah's NewsChannel 6 has additional information about the proposed I-66.

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Loop Around Evansville is Not Part of I-69 Study
Posted: 5-May-2002 2:39AM CDT

INDOT officials have stated that a loop around Evansville is not part of the I-69 study. The study for "Segment 4" of I-69 is to determine a route to connect I-64 in Indiana to the Pennyrile Parkway near Henderson, Kentucky. Some local residents have asked INDOT to consider building new bridges to the east and to the west of Evansville.

More information: MyInKy.com: Highway chief: 'Loop' isn't part of Interstate 69 study (May 2, 2002) [Outside Link], MyInKy.com: Evansville loop not part of I-69 project (May 2, 2002) [Outside Link]

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[New Route]
Northeastern Kentucky Industrial Parkway Expected to Open in August
Posted: 5-May-2002 2:29AM CDT

According to this article [Outside Link] from the Ashland Daily Independent the third and final phase of the Northeastern Kentucky Industrial Parkway is expected to open by August. The 14 mile two-lane road known as KY 67 will connect I-64 to the EastPark industrial site.

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2.2 Mile Section of Gene Snyder Freeway Closes for Two Weeks
Posted: 5-May-2002 2:22AM CDT

According to this Courier-Journal article [Outside Link] the 2.2 mile section of the Gene Snyder Freeway (KY 841 at this point) between I-71 and US 42 will be closed for two weeks while the deck of an over pass is replaced.

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