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.

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. 

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.

Demolition of Old Ledbetter Bridge Continues

Oct 28, 2014

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.  

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

Mar 28, 2014

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. 

Road Conditions Improving in Western Kentucky

Mar 5, 2014

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.