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10:03 am
Fri November 23, 2012

Paducah Interstate 24 Holiday Shopping Snarls


Kentucky transportation officials warn drivers to be aware heavy traffic along Interstate 24 near exits three and four at Paducah through the holiday shopping season. Traffic engineers will be adjusting signals along U.S. 60 at Exit Four to account for the influx of holiday shoppers, but they say traffic may still back up at times on the exit ramps. They warn congestion reduces the deceleration zone on the ramps and may occasionally back traffic up onto the main lanes of I-24. 

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Roads & Highways
9:18 am
Fri November 23, 2012

I-24 Semi Fire and Lane Closure


Kentucky transportation officials report eastbound lanes on Interstate-24 remain closed Friday morning in Trigg County near the 65 mile marker. A tractor-trailer rig carrying pears is on fire. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says firefighters brought in a backhoe to break open the trailer to access the burning cargo inside.

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8:19 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Beshear Orders KYTC to Expedite Permits for Hurricane Relief Transport

Credit NASA

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear has signed an executive order directing the state Transportation Cabinet to expedite the transportation of emergency supplies to Hurricane Sandy victims. The order directs the cabinet to waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying relief supplies such as food, water and medicine. 

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9:11 am
Tue August 28, 2012

Ledbetter Bridge Lane Restriction Wednesday

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will restrict traffic to one lane on the U.S. 60 Tennessee River Bridge at Ledbetter tomorrow. The restriction allows inspectors to take a close look at the bridge’s structure.  Highway engineers have been inspecting the span on an accelerated schedule since a three-ton load limit was instituted earlier this year. Transportation officials say the bridge carries more than 7,000 vehicles across the Tennessee River between Paducah and Ledbetter on an average day.

Roads & Highways
12:13 pm
Tue July 31, 2012

Last Round of Drilling Wrapping Up at Bridge Site

A KYTC geotechnical drilling crew works in the shadow of the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake.
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.

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12:01 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

Motorcycle Rally Adds Bikers to Roadways

Dustin Ground

Highway officials warn motorists to be on the look-out for more than 15,000 bikers in our region, headed to the Kentucky Bike Rally.

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The Bridge
1:00 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Lights Repaired

Traffic is back to normal on the Eggners Ferry Bridge, which connects Marshall County to Land Between the Lakes. Repair work on navigation lights restricted traffic this morning. 

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7:21 am
Mon June 18, 2012

Bridge Fire Closes Road

Hickman County Emergency Management Agency

KY-1037 (also known as Gore Road and Crap Shoot Road) remains closed for the several days near Clinton due to an early morning fire on a wooden railroad overpass. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the fire mostly damaged the railing; and the fire may have been deliberately set. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Canadian National Railroad, and local officials are working to replace the bridge with a modern concrete structure. Construction is expected to start sometime late this year or early next year.

8:52 am
Wed June 6, 2012

Rolling Road Blocks on I-69

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say there will be a rolling road block and a brief traffic stoppage on Interstate 69/Western Kentucky Parkway today and tomorrow. 

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4:25 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Highway Engineers Continue Preliminary Design Work on U.S. 641 Project from Fredonia to Eddyville

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) engineers are developing alternate alignments for reconstruction of U.S. 641 around Fredonia and to Eddyville.

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