I-69

Transportation
8:01 am
Fri September 27, 2013

Pennyrile Parkway Receiving Study for Possible Interstate I-69 Designation

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  The Edward T. Breathitt Pennyrile Parkway might be getting a new designation, as the Interstate 69 project gains momentum.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is currently conducting a study to determine whether the southern portion of the parkway could possibly receive Interstate status. A similar study has already been conducted on the northern portion, which is now considered a future I-69 corridor.

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Interstate 69
12:45 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Local Leaders To Discuss Economic Impacts Of I-69 Corridor

Community leaders from across the region are invited to attend a planning seminar to discuss the impacts of the coming I-69 corridor.  “I-69: Our Road To The Future” will examine the effects interstates have had on communities and prepare officials from Kentucky, Illinois and Tennessee for future economic growth. Executive Director of the Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce Lee Lingo said the interstate is going to be one of the most significant changes to occur in the Pennyrile region.

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Government
3:50 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Bill Would Allow Public-Private Partnerships For Big Construction Projects

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State Rep. Sannie Overly has filed a bill that will allow the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to explore public-private partnerships to help construction projects with big price tags.

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Government
7:01 am
Wed December 26, 2012

Tennessee halts work on I-69 corridor

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Tennessee officials say they’re putting a hold on their state’s segment of the proposed Interstate 69 corridor until the federal government provides more money for the project.  The Tennessee Department of Transportation hasn’t made an official announcement about the delay, but TDOT spokeswoman B.J. Doughty tells the Commercial Appeal some kind of federal promise on I-69 is needed. 

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Roads & Highways
12:49 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

I-69 Work Continues Near Dawson Springs

Work begins next year to reconstruct an interchange for the Interstate 69 project across western Kentucky. Governor Steve Beshear announced this week that a Muhlenberg County contractor will head the $5 million interchange project near Dawson Springs. The work will rebuild the cloverleaf interchange into a diamond-shaped interchange.

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Afternoon Update
4:14 pm
Thu June 21, 2012

Afternoon Round-Up 6/21/12

"I used to say that I'm going to be an old man, sitting in the backseat slobbering all over myself, whenever they drive me on I-69. But you know, I might actually get to drive my own car on this thing yet."

Today on NPR: When complete, Interstate 69 will provide a direct route from Mexico to Canada through the Midwest. Indiana must build miles of road to complete its leg of the project, but funding for the necessary construction is dwindling.

Western Kentucky:

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Roads
8:52 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Rolling Road Blocks on I-69

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say there will be a rolling road block and a brief traffic stoppage on Interstate 69/Western Kentucky Parkway today and tomorrow. 

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KY Lane Restrictions
8:45 am
Mon April 16, 2012

I-69 Lane Restrictions

There will be lane restrictions along Interstate 69, former Western Kentucky Parkway, between Eddyville and the Pennyrile Parkway beginning today. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say contractors are upgrading overpasses and barrier walls to meet Interstate highway standards. Drivers should slow down and be alert for slowing and merging traffic as they approach marked work zones. Upgrade work is expected to continue into the summer with work zones in several locations.

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.

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