kentucky transportation cabinet

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

Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

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

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The Bridge
8:54 am
Thu May 24, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Repairs are On Track

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Eggners Ferry Bridge may open a few hours ahead of schedule this Memorial Day weekend, but officials say don't plan on it. Yesterday, crews worked on the curbs and guardrails. 

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The Bridge
7:23 am
Mon May 21, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Nearly Whole Again

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Construction workers poured the concrete deck for the replacement span of the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge yesterday morning. 

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The Bridge
12:53 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Bridge Work on Schedule


Work continues today on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge  at Aurora. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says workers have made significant progress in placing concrete forms and setting rebar on the new span. 

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The Bridge
12:31 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Bridge Span Installed Today

Lyon County Judge Executive's Office

Massive Cranes are hoisting the replacement span for a portion US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge into position. Kentucky Transportation cabinet spokesperson Keith Todd says the 300 foot span is currently suspended six feet above the road bed and being lowered into place.  Once the span is in position, a crew will install reinforcing steel and concrete forms to allow workers to pour a new concrete deck on the structure sometime over the next 12 days. The bridge has been closed since January 26th when a cargo ship struck and collapsed the 300 foot section.