Kentucky Lake bridge

Rob Canning / WKMS

Two-long anticipated highway developments are coming to western Kentucky.  

Governor Steve Beshear joined local leaders Wednesday at the Murray-Calloway County Airport to announce the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will soon accept bids to complete the widening of US 68/KY 80 from Cadiz to Lake Barkley.  


The US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake is restricted to one lane until 4PM today in order for contractors to pour concrete for the new bridge.   

Motorists through the area should be on the lookout for construction vehicles and traffic delays.


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a $128.3 million contract for a new bridge over Lake Barkley to Denver-based PCL Civil Construction.

The new Lake Barkley Bridge will carry US 68/KY 80 over Lake Barkley joining Trigg and Marshall counties and serve as the eastern entrance to LBL. 

Allison Crawford

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear stopped in Murray and Marshall County today to call attention to a new career center in Murray and to formally break ground on the ongoing Kentucky Lake Bridge project.

Last Round of Drilling Wrapping Up at Bridge Site

Jul 31, 2012
KYTC / Keith Todd

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet hopes to complete this week what could be the last round of geotechnical work at the new Kentucky Lake bridge site. A drilling rig has been on site over the last few weeks gathering data on bridge pier placement. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says drilling should finish this week.