Keith Todd http://wkms.org en Significant Movement Detected at Old Ledbetter Bridge, Demolition Expected to Begin Soon http://wkms.org/post/significant-movement-detected-old-ledbetter-bridge-demolition-expected-begin-soon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials are monitoring the deteriorating stability of the Old </span>Ledbetter<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Bridge after sensors detected significant movement early this morning.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Last month, the </span>KYTC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ordered an emergency demolition of the old U.S. 60 bridge over the Tennessee River between McCracken and Livingston counties after a landslide caused two of the piers to shift.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:11:34 +0000 Rob Canning 41449 at http://wkms.org Significant Movement Detected at Old Ledbetter Bridge, Demolition Expected to Begin Soon Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Set to Begin This Week http://wkms.org/post/demolition-old-ledbetter-bridge-set-begin-week <p>Kentucky Transportation Officials hope to begin demolition of the old Ledbetter Bridge this week, weather permitting. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd said bridge demolition was originally planned for later in the summer, but was expedited when consistent heavy rain caused the bridge to drop more quickly than expected.</p><p> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:44:05 +0000 Troy Taylor 41322 at http://wkms.org Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Set to Begin This Week KYTC: $68M Spent on Snow and Ice Removal This Winter http://wkms.org/post/kytc-68m-spent-snow-and-ice-removal-winter <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spent more than $68 million on snow and ice removal this winter, while more than doubling the salt usage of a typical winter.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:02:24 +0000 John Null 40030 at http://wkms.org KYTC: $68M Spent on Snow and Ice Removal This Winter Elkins Explains Circulated Email About Calloway Road Conditions on US 68/80 http://wkms.org/post/elkins-explains-circulated-email-about-calloway-road-conditions-us-6880 <p>Calloway County’s top elected official is circulating an email in jest regarding poor driving on a stretch of road that's been the source controversy over its speed limit.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:07:24 +0000 Rob Canning 39096 at http://wkms.org Elkins Explains Circulated Email About Calloway Road Conditions on US 68/80 KYTC Awards Contract For Eggner's Ferry Bridge Replacement http://wkms.org/post/kytc-awards-contract-eggners-ferry-bridge-replacement <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded the construction contract to replace the </span>Eggner’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Ferry Bridge to Texas-based Johnson Brothers Corporation.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 18:32:42 +0000 Rob Canning 38617 at http://wkms.org KYTC Awards Contract For Eggner's Ferry Bridge Replacement Protest Rejected, KYTC Committee Prepares to Award Kentucky Lake Bridge Contract http://wkms.org/post/protest-rejected-kytc-committee-prepares-award-kentucky-lake-bridge-contract <p>As a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet bid committee prepares <a href="http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-transportation-cabinet-starts-taking-bids-kentucky-lake-bridge">to award the contract to replace the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake, </a>a protest filed against the low-bidding construction company has been rejected.</p><p> Wed, 05 Feb 2014 18:57:34 +0000 John Null 38501 at http://wkms.org Protest Rejected, KYTC Committee Prepares to Award Kentucky Lake Bridge Contract Winter Weather Causes Increased KYTC Maintenance Costs http://wkms.org/post/winter-weather-causes-increased-kytc-maintenance-costs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Transportation officials say the state has enough road salt to make it through the rest of the winter, but buying supplies again could come at a cost.</span></p><p> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:24:02 +0000 Rob Canning 38167 at http://wkms.org Winter Weather Causes Increased KYTC Maintenance Costs Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Starts Taking Bids for Kentucky Lake Bridge http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-transportation-cabinet-starts-taking-bids-kentucky-lake-bridge <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet began taking bids today for a new bridge over Kentucky Lake in Aurora.</span></p><p>The project includes demolishing and replacing the Eggners Ferry Bridge.</p><p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 21:19:35 +0000 Whitney Jones 37326 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Starts Taking Bids for Kentucky Lake Bridge Winter Weather Causes KYTC To Prepare For Icy Road Conditions http://wkms.org/post/winter-weather-causes-kytc-prepare-icy-road-conditions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is watching the weather this evening to determine whether roads will need to be treated for ice.</p><p>KYTC District 1 spokesperson Keith Todd said freezing precipitation has been called for in the forecast, but crews will still need to wait and see if that merits treating the roads just yet.</p><p> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 22:31:10 +0000 Rob Canning 36866 at http://wkms.org Winter Weather Causes KYTC To Prepare For Icy Road Conditions Elkins: 'No Reasonable Explanation' Regarding KYTC's U.S. 68/KY 80 Speed Limit http://wkms.org/post/elkins-no-reasonable-explanation-regarding-kytcs-us-68ky-80-speed-limit <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins is pushing to get the speed limit on a portion of highway U.S. 68/KY 80 raised from 55 mph, to 65.</span></p><p>Last year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet <a href="http://wkms.org/post/speed-limit-going-ky-6880">raised the speed limit on a different, 59-mile section of the highway</a> between Cadiz and Bowling Green.</p><p>Elkins said he met with KYTC official Mike McGregor at the end of October to discuss raising the speed limit, but walked away from the meeting unsatisfied. Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:24:13 +0000 John Null 36726 at http://wkms.org Elkins: 'No Reasonable Explanation' Regarding KYTC's U.S. 68/KY 80 Speed Limit