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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd says travelers should bring “a five gallon bucket of patience” when coming to see the total solar eclipse.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is preparing for hundreds of thousands of people coming to the region next month for prime viewing of the total solar eclipse.

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Updated estimates for the total solar eclipse have area emergency management officials preparing for tens of thousands of visitors to the region.

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Update:  The US 68/KY 80 Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton is now open to traffic. The bridge reopened early Thursday morning.

The existing bridge connecting Land Between the Lakes to Trigg County is expected to open back up to traffic on time. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

Crews across Kentucky are preparing for potentially extreme weather conditions during the winter months.

KYTC

The Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake will open to four-lane traffic this week.

The TransAmerica bicycle trail is now marked through western Kentucky. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has placed signs along the route north of Madisonville and through Marion before continuing into Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is preparing to open the new $133 million Kentucky Lake bridge to traffic.

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says the new four-lane U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggner’s Ferry Bridge will open to two-lane traffic in the next two to three weeks. Todd said it’s important to get traffic moved over to the new bridge now so the cabinet and contractors can plot the removal of the 84-year-old Eggner’s Ferry Bridge.

National Weather Service

Calls to stay off area roadways are coming from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Officials and Governor Matt Bevin as the second round of winter weather approaches tonight.

Near blizzard like conditions are expected overnight and into tomorrow. The region is under a winter storm warning from 6 o'clock this evening until midnight Friday. 

Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices

The Illinois Department of Transportation has discontinued the Interstate 66 Corridor Study aimed at connecting Paducah to East Cape Girardeau, Ill.

An IDOT statement claims the study was scrapped because of a lack of participation from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

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