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.


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet began taking bids today for a new bridge over Kentucky Lake in Aurora.

The project includes demolishing and replacing the Eggners Ferry Bridge.

Some sleet is expected overnight and could cause some issues on bridges and overpasses.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson Keith Todd says pretreatment wasn’t an option because of rain leading up to the sleet.

Kentucky Lake Bridge Project Bids Coming In December

Oct 23, 2013

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is moving forward with the bidding phase for a new bridge over the Kentucky Lake in Aurora.

The National Transportation Safety Board says the January 2012 allision between the cargo ship the Delta Mariner and the Eggners Ferry Bridge resulted from poor bridge span lighting and crew inattention to available navigational tools. The ship sheared off a 300 foot span of the bridge that crosses Kentucky Lake. No one was injured. 

KYTC Prepares for Winter Storm

Dec 24, 2012

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews are geared up to respond to a Christmas night snowstorm that is expected to create travel issues overnight on Tuesday and through the day on Wednesday.

Before they left work on Friday, KYTC crews across Western Kentucky fueled their trucks, loaded them with salt, and mounted snow plows so they can be prepared to roll out as quickly as possible as the storm develops.

I-69 Work Continues Near Dawson Springs

Dec 20, 2012

Work begins next year to reconstruct an interchange for the Interstate 69 project across western Kentucky. Governor Steve Beshear announced this week that a Muhlenberg County contractor will head the $5 million interchange project near Dawson Springs. The work will rebuild the cloverleaf interchange into a diamond-shaped interchange.

High Winds Create Hazardous Driving Conditions

Dec 20, 2012

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says high speeds today and tonight could make driving hazardous. The National Weather Service has issued a wind advisory, indicating the region can expect sustained winds above 20 miles per hour with gusts as high as 50 miles per hour at times through tonight.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.

This lane restriction is to allow deck repairs to better prepare the bridge for winter driving weather.  This work zone will include an 8 ft. maximum load width.

Weekend/Night Work to Restart on US 45

Dec 7, 2012

A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to resume lane restrictions for northbound traffic along US 45/Lone Oak Road near Interstate 24 Exit 7 in McCracken County for weekend and night work starting at 8 p.m.