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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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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.

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. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock has been elected president of the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials.

The nonprofit association advocates for transportation-related policies and provides technical support to states in their efforts to safely move people and goods.

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Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock has appointed two new chief district engineers to oversee Department of Highway's operations in eastern and western portions of the state.

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The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connecting western Kentucky with southeast Missouri will be out of service early Wednesday for required maintenance.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said normal operations should resume by 1 p.m.

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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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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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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.

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.

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