US 68/KY 80 http://wkms.org en Drilling Begins for New Bridge over Lake Barkley http://wkms.org/post/drilling-begins-new-bridge-over-lake-barkley <p>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects workers to begin drilling this afternoon at the site of the new US 68/KY 80 bridge across Lake Barkley.</p><p> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 20:13:46 +0000 Allison Crawford 41158 at http://wkms.org Drilling Begins for New Bridge over Lake Barkley 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 Kentucky Transportation Official Says No US 68/KY 80 Speed Limit Increase Until Project Complete http://wkms.org/post/kentucky-transportation-official-says-no-us-68ky-80-speed-limit-increase-until-project-complete <p><a href="http://wkms.org/post/elkins-no-reasonable-explanation-regarding-kytcs-us-68ky-80-speed-limit">Some officials</a> are pushing for a 65 mile per hour speed limit on US 68/KY 80, but Kentucky’s transportation cabinet secretary said now isn’t the time.</p><p>Mike Hancock said he’s reluctant to change the speed limit since many tourists come to western Kentucky. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 23:03:21 +0000 Whitney Jones 37239 at http://wkms.org Kentucky Transportation Official Says No US 68/KY 80 Speed Limit Increase Until Project Complete 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 Murray-Calloway Committee Supports Higher 68/80 Speed Limit http://wkms.org/post/murray-calloway-committee-supports-higher-6880-speed-limit <p>The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Committee is moving ahead with plans to support possible legislation increasing the speed limit on US 68/KY 80 to 65 mph.&nbsp;</p><p> Mon, 25 Jun 2012 13:28:54 +0000 Gary Pitts & Murray Ledger & Times 18527 at http://wkms.org Murray-Calloway Committee Supports Higher 68/80 Speed Limit