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Government
8:21 am
Thu November 15, 2012

Owensboro Officials Looking for Highway Access

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Owensboro officials hope a recent study will put them in the path of a new highway running from Tennessee to Michigan. The report found the proposed Interstate 67 could attract 16 to 30 thousand vehicles a day along most of its length when it’s completed in 2035. The study projects higher volumes along the Kentucky section.

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Roads & Highways
10:42 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Semi Partially Blocking I-24 in Christian County

Semi wreck near the 72 mile marker on I-24 in Christian County
KYTC / Keith Todd

UPDATE at 2:49 p.m.: The crash site is clear and both eastbound lanes are open.

Crews have cleared one eastbound lane on Interstate 24 in Christian County following a semi truck crash this morning. The site should be clear in approximately three hours. Both eastbound lanes were blocked when the semi overturned before 7 a.m. near the 72 mile marker. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says traffic was detoured at Exit 65. 

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Government
2:28 pm
Fri August 17, 2012

Millions of Dollars in Highway Earmarks Being Made Available for KY Infrastructure Projects

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The Obama administration is making $17.5 million available to Kentucky infrastructure projects. Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood says the money is from a pool of more than $470-million in unspent highway earmarks from fiscal years 2003 through 2006. Lahood says governors and state departments of transportation can use their unspent earmarks on any eligible highway, transit, passenger rail or port project. He says they must identify those projects by October 1st and obligate them by the end of the year. Lahood says,

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Society
3:45 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Kentucky Sees Spike In Highway Deaths Over Memorial Day Weekend

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Preliminary statistics from Kentucky State Police indicate this was a very deadly holiday weekend on the Commonwealth’s roadways.  14 people lost their lives Friday through Memorial Day.

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I-69 Upgrades
3:12 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

I-69 Corridor Upgrade Project Starting

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

Work has begun on signage for the new Interstate 69 corridor between Eddyville and the Pennyrile Parkway interchange in Madisonville. The new signs are part of a $9.9 million project to bring the section of the former Western Kentucky Parkway up to federal highway standards. Department of Highways District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McClearn says traffic interruptions should be minimal during most of the work. He says some of the more significant upgrades to the road will be announced during the summer.