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Infrastructure
6:46 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Old Ledbetter Bridge Sinks Farther Over Weekend

Credit KYTC

A sensor placed on the Old Ledbetter Bridge Friday by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers and inspectors detected additional movement in west approach spans on the Old Ledbetter Bridge this weekend.  

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Infrastructure
3:54 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

KYTC Officials Plan Emergency Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Following Landslide

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has arranged for emergency demolition of the old U.S. 60 bridge over the Tennessee River between McCracken and Livingston counties. 

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Environment
9:28 am
Wed May 14, 2014

Additional Movement Detected at Old Ledbetter Bridge

Transportation workers are moving to expedite demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge

Kentucky transportation officials say further movement has been detected in approach spans at the Old Ledbetter bridge over the Tennessee River. The Transportation Cabinet said Tuesday that the approach spans showed 2.25 inches of movement in the past 48 hours. 

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Transportation
1:02 pm
Mon April 21, 2014

KYTC: $68M Spent on Snow and Ice Removal This Winter

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  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.

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Transportation
4:09 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Road Conditions Improving in Western Kentucky

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Western Kentucky roadways are improving as crews continue to clear pavement with plows and salt, though some ramps and “C” snow priority routes remained covered.

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Weather
2:13 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Road Salt in Low Supply, High Demand in Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says salt supplies statewide are reaching critically low levels. 

A nationwide salt shortage and perpetual snowfall has diminished supply.

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Transportation
12:57 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Protest Rejected, KYTC Committee Prepares to Award Kentucky Lake Bridge Contract

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.

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Government
2:32 pm
Mon January 13, 2014

KYTC Awards $30M Contract for Madisonville I-69 Interchange

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a $30 million dollar contract to reconstruct a major interchange in Hopkins County, as part of the ongoing Interstate 69 project.

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Transportation
5:08 pm
Tue December 17, 2013

New U.S. 641 Alignment Selected for Ky. Counties

Credit transportation.ky.gov

Based on public input, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has selected a new route for U.S. 641 from Fredonia to U.S. 62 at Eddyville.

The route will skirt the east edge of Fredonia, where it will then follow an abandoned rail line to the Caldwell-Lyon county line.  It will briefly follow the existing roadway before routing along property lines and existing state-owned property to reach U.S. 62 near the I-69 interchange east of Eddyville.

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Government
10:12 am
Mon November 25, 2013

KTC Survey Shows Strong Support For Passenger Rail Service

A new survey shows strong support for passenger rail service in Kentucky. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s “Your Turn” survey sought input on transportation from over 16,000 respondents in every county across the state. 

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