6:41 am
Mon March 23, 2015

Highway Fatalities in Work Zones Falling, but Crashes Have Increased


As temperatures begin to climb this spring, the number of highway work crews on Kentucky's roads will also increase. Proper attention to the road remains the key to safe travels. 

Monday marks the beginning of Work Zone Awareness Week across the commonwealth. The number of fatalities in highway work zones in Kentucky has dropped the last three years, but crashes have significantly increased.

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9:01 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Roads Closed with Some Motorists Stranded


With 6 to 10 inches of snow across the region, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is urging people to stay home. KTC spokesman Keith Todd said some areas are seeing 15 inches of snow and 2 foot snow drifts are fairly common. Todd said this storm has been more difficult than last month’s due to near blizzard conditions. 

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6:26 am
Tue February 17, 2015

NWS: Freezing Temps Will Prevent Snow Melt, Roads Still Hazardous

Credit Matt Markgraf, WKMS

  Update Tuesday, 11;54 a.m.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says crews are getting to work on the region’s snow-packed roadways Tuesday morning after an overnight pause. Todd says unnecessary travel is still being discouraged, however.

“The main issue you’re going to see for travel today is, even though some of the main routes are getting fairly clear, we still have a lot of snow plowed up at intersections,” Todd said.

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6:45 am
Tue October 28, 2014

Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues

Credit KYTC

The demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge at Paducah continues as the final remains of the structure go down. The contractor has continued conventional demolition of the approach spans while engineers work on viable options for removing the in-water piers, which may take several weeks.  

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10:29 am
Fri March 28, 2014

Semi Dumps Lumber on W-K Parkway as Accident Ceases Traffic for Hours

Lumber litters the bridge following the crash.
Credit KYTC

An early morning crash on the Western Kentucky Parkway near the Muhlenberg and Ohio County line closed both the east and west bound lanes to traffic. 

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says a truck loaded with plywood crashed into a bridge abutment near mile-marker 65. The driver is reported to have only minor injuries.

Drivers have been detouring around the site via U-S 62 between Beaver Dam and Central City. 

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4:09 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Road Conditions Improving in Western Kentucky


Western Kentucky roadways are improving as crews continue to clear pavement with plows and salt, though some ramps and “C” snow priority routes remained covered.

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3:04 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

"Superload" Moves Through Western Ky.

Credit Keith Todd, KYTC

This morning several agencies worked to assist an oversized load heading through western Kentucky as it maneuvered around a work zone near Calvert City.

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2:47 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

KYTC Aims To Gather Public Feedback On Kentucky Rail Plan Update

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is set to gather public input to update the Commonwealth's rail plan. The plan outlines freight and rail passenger trends and long-term rail transportation goals. 

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4:40 pm
Mon February 10, 2014

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Launches New Data Website

Originally published on Mon February 10, 2014 2:02 pm

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has created a new website meant to improve access to its data.

The DataMart includes state highway traffic counts, county-by-county spending numbers, road project information, traffic fatality data and more.

It can be accessed here.

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12:57 pm
Wed February 5, 2014

Protest Rejected, KYTC Committee Prepares to Award Kentucky Lake Bridge Contract

As a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet bid committee prepares to award the contract to replace the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake, a protest filed against the low-bidding construction company has been rejected.

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