roads http://wkms.org en Road Conditions Improving in Western Kentucky http://wkms.org/post/road-conditions-improving-western-kentucky <p></p><p>Western Kentucky roadways are improving as crews continue to clear pavement with plows and salt, though some ramps and “C” snow priority routes remained covered.</p><p> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 22:09:31 +0000 Troy Taylor 39074 at http://wkms.org Road Conditions Improving in Western Kentucky Many Local Projects in Governor's Proposed Highways Budget http://wkms.org/post/many-local-projects-governors-proposed-highways-budget <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has sent the General Assembly the Recommended Highway Plan that if enacted would give nearly $7 billion of state and federal funding to road projects across the Commonwealth.</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 22:56:47 +0000 Whitney Jones & John Null 38213 at http://wkms.org Many Local Projects in Governor's Proposed Highways Budget Kentucky Gas Tax Revenue Enough for Two Years of Maintenance http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-gas-tax-revenue-enough-two-years-maintenance <p></p><p></p><p>Kentucky may have to come up with new ways to pay for road construction and maintenance in the future, but revenues should be sufficient for now. At least that’s the view of the chief engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s regional office in Flemingsburg. Mon, 15 Apr 2013 12:56:44 +0000 Dan Conti (KPR) 30570 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Gas Tax Revenue Enough for Two Years of Maintenance IL Could Get $275 Million for Roads http://wkms.org/post/il-could-get-275-million-roads <p></p><p>Illinois could have $275 million more for road and bridge projects this year if lawmakers approve a Department of Transportation funding plan. DOT officials have found $400 million mostly in extra federal and free-up state money to pump into the transit improvement program over the next five years. One lawmaker says the DOT wants immediate legislative approval so work can begin when the weather warms up. If the legislation passes it would be a 15 percent increase from the almost $1.8 billion dollars the DOT said it would spend in the fiscal year ending June 30. Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:20:14 +0000 Whitney Jones & The Associated Press 26303 at http://wkms.org IL Could Get $275 Million for Roads AAA Expects Busy Season http://wkms.org/post/aaa-expects-busy-season <p></p><p>About 39,000 motorists in West Virginia, <font color="red">Kentucky</font>, Ohio and western Pennsylvania are expected to call AAA East Central for help while traveling during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.</p><p>AAA East Central projects it will replace more than 6,500 dead car batteries, change nearly 6,000 flat tires, retrieve nearly 4,800 sets of keys locked inside vehicles and extricate 2,000 vehicles stuck in snow or mud. Tue, 18 Dec 2012 16:37:08 +0000 The Associated Press 25822 at http://wkms.org AAA Expects Busy Season Murray Half Marathon Road Closures http://wkms.org/post/murray-half-marathon-road-closures <p>Several roads in Murray and Calloway County will be closed tomorrow morning for the Murray Half Marathon. Runners&nbsp; start at the Center for Health and Wellness on Poplar Street at 7 a.m. Traffic will be restricted in downtown Murray, Central Park, and on U.S. Hwy 641. Stretches of Main Street, Poplar, Bailey Road and Poor Farm road will also be closed. The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare hosts the marathon to promote health awareness. Organizers expect traffic to return to normal after 11 a.m. Below is a complete list of the roads affected by the event:</p> Fri, 20 Apr 2012 19:22:00 +0000 Seth Helton 17712 at http://wkms.org Murray Half Marathon Road Closures