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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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Traffic
11:18 am
Fri September 6, 2013

KYTC Halts Traffic On Eggner's Ferry Bridge For Second Road Test

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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.

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Government
1:04 pm
Mon September 2, 2013

Dynamic Road Tests Continue On Lagoon Bridge Construction

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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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Traffic
12:15 pm
Fri August 23, 2013

Eggner's Ferry Bridge Construction Test Stops KY 80 Traffic

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to stop traffic on the US 68/KY 80 Eggner's Ferry Bridge across Kentucky Lake at 3 PM this afternoon for about 10 to 15 minutes. The halt is to allow a load test, part of construction work on the new Eggner's Ferry Bridge.  For the test, the contractor has placed several hundred tons of weight on top of a piling for the Lagoon Bridge.  An explosive charge will be detonated which will cause the load to bounce.  Data gathered from sensors on the piling will be used in the design of footers for the main bridge piers. The Eggner's Ferry Bridge serves as the western entrance to Land Between The Lakes National Recreation Area.

Government
10:22 am
Tue August 13, 2013

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet To Hold Public Forum For US 641 Relocation

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is holding a public information meeting to discuss relocating a 10 mile stretch of US 641 from Fredonia to Eddyville. 

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Transportation
4:26 pm
Thu August 1, 2013

Marion Airport Receives Federal Grant

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The Federal Aviation Administration has awarded a $499,959 federal grant to the Marion-Crittenden County Airport to help construct a 10-unit hangar.

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Transportation
4:39 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter to Open Next Week

The new U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter may be ready for two-lane traffic by the middle of next week.

The four-lane bridge was originally scheduled to open one year from now. Highway officials say the contracting team devised a way to get the bridge partially opened to aid commuters and commerce in Livingston and McCracken counties.

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Government
9:08 am
Mon July 8, 2013

Start date for US 51 Ohio River bridge moved

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A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has moved the start date for repairs to the U.S. 51 Ohio River bridge between Wickliffe, Kentucky and Cairo, Illinois to sometime after July 15th.  The contractor has agreed to provide a one week advance notice of the specific start date, but has said that work on the 77 year-old span won’t start until after the 15th. 

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Transportation
2:11 pm
Thu June 13, 2013

Cairo Bridge Repairs Delayed

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has asked to delay the start of repairs on the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge between Wickliffe, Ky. and Cairo, Ill. until after July 7.

During the repairs, the bridge will have a 7-foot maximum load width, which means an 80-mile detour for commercial drivers.

In a press release, KYTC spokesman Keith Todd said the agency wants truckers and suppliers who depend on the 76-year-old river crossing to be fully prepared for the coming project, which will last about two months.

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Transportation
11:30 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Public Meeting Set for Discussion of Smithland Bridge

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a public meeting for discussion of a study of the U.S. 60 Cumberland River Bridge at Smithland in Livingston County.

The meeting is Thursday, June 20 at the UK Agriculture Extension Office in Smithland.

KYTC District 1 Chief Engineer Jim LeFevre said the purpose of the meeting is to introduce a planning study concerning the feasibility of repairing or replacing the Smithland bridge and to solicit thoughts, concerns and opinions from the public on the future of the bridge.

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