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Roads & Highways
4:13 pm
Wed May 22, 2013

Cairo Residents Prefer Rebuilding Ohio River Bridge

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet official says the public prefers rebuilding the U.S. 51 Ohio River Bridge in a new location, after a round of public meetings in Cairo, Illinois, and La Center this week.

Spokesperson Keith Todd said the other options KYTC is exploring in its long-range study include rebuilding the bridge at its current site and rehabilitating the current bridge.

Todd attended the Cairo meeting and says most people he spoke with preferred rebuilding the bridge, which he said would be best done near the current structure.

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The Bridge
4:18 pm
Tue May 14, 2013

NTSB Issues Findings in Eggners Ferry Bridge Crash

The National Transportation Safety Board says the January 2012 allision between the cargo ship the Delta Mariner and the Eggners Ferry Bridge resulted from poor bridge span lighting and crew inattention to available navigational tools. The ship sheared off a 300 foot span of the bridge that crosses Kentucky Lake. No one was injured. 

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Roads & Highways
7:56 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Kentucky Gas Tax Revenue Enough for Two Years of Maintenance

Credit kentuckyroads.com

Kentucky may have to come up with new ways to pay for road construction and maintenance in the future, but revenues should be sufficient for now. At least that’s the view of the chief engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s regional office in Flemingsburg.

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Government
3:50 pm
Fri February 22, 2013

Bill Would Allow Public-Private Partnerships For Big Construction Projects

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State Rep. Sannie Overly has filed a bill that will allow the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to explore public-private partnerships to help construction projects with big price tags.

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Roads & Highways
11:39 am
Wed January 30, 2013

Eggners Ferry Bridge Lane Closure

Credit KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet restricts traffic to one lane on Eggners Ferry Bridge Friday. The lane closure is to allow crews to patch the roadway on the bridge deck.

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Roads & Highways
11:32 am
Wed January 23, 2013

Transportation Crews Prepare for Winter Storm

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews plan to pre-treat area highways ahead of freezing rain, sleet and snow expected to sweep through the region Thursday night into Friday. National Weather Service forecasters predict up to two inches of snow along a line north of Cape Girardeau to Madisonville with a mix of sleet freezing rain and snow south of that line.  NWS officials say the forecast may change.

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Roads & Highways
7:47 am
Fri December 14, 2012

Graves County Road Closure

Credit KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will close a portion of KY 1748 in Graves County starting Dec. 18. Workers will conduct substructure repairs to the Obion Creek Branch Bridge. The closure is between Bostick Lane and Calhoun Street about a mile southeast of US 45.

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Government
8:21 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Five KY River Ports Get Grants

Four western Kentucky public river ports and a fifth in Louisville have been awarded state grants for repairs and improvements. The grants from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet total more than $400,000 and will be matched by the ports. Gov. Steve Beshear says business and industry depend on the ports for freight and raw materials, and the grants are an "investment in a critical part of Kentucky's commercial supply chain."

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Society
8:33 am
Mon November 26, 2012

Symsonia Highway Restricted to One-Lane Traffic

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is restricting traffic starting Tuesday on Kentucky 348 Symsonia Highway to one lane between Benton and Symsonia. The Tribune Courier reports that the lane restriction is due to repairs of several base failures.

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Society
3:25 pm
Fri November 23, 2012

Fire Crews Douse I-24 Fire

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A semi-trailer fire closed a section of I-24 in Trigg County for most of the morning. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd, the semi was on its way to Miami with a truckload of pears when it caught fire around 5:30 AM.

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