Keith Todd

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

  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.

Larry Elkins

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. 

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded the construction contract to replace the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge to Texas-based Johnson Brothers Corporation. 

As a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet bid committee prepares to award the contract to replace the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake, a protest filed against the low-bidding construction company has been rejected.

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.

KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet began taking bids today for a new bridge over Kentucky Lake in Aurora.

The project includes demolishing and replacing the Eggners Ferry Bridge.

 The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is watching the weather this evening to determine whether roads will need to be treated for ice.

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.

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.

Last year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet raised the speed limit on a different, 59-mile section of the highway between Cadiz and Bowling Green.

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.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to halt traffic again on Eggner’s Ferry Bridge across Kentucky Lake for about 15 minutes at noon tomorrow.  Engineering crews will be performing the second of three dynamic road tests on the site of the Lagoon Bridge. The first was conducted last Friday

KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd said the tests consist of placing hundreds of tons of weight on top of pilings at the lake’s bottom and detonating an explosive charge to measure their integrity.

KYTC

Engineers working with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are planning more dynamic road tests to gauge the strength of the Lagoon Bridge which will eventually replace the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake.  The first was conducted last Friday, halting traffic across the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge for about half an hour. KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd said at least three more tests are planned.  They consist of placing hundreds of tons of weight on top of pilings at the lake’s bottom and detonating an explosive charge to measure their integrity.

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