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Roads & Highways
2:26 pm
Mon December 24, 2012

KYTC Prepares for Winter Storm

Credit KYTC

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.

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Roads & Highways
12:49 pm
Thu December 20, 2012

I-69 Work Continues Near Dawson Springs

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.

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Roads & Highways
11:05 am
Thu December 20, 2012

High Winds Create Hazardous Driving Conditions

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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.

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Roads & Highways
3:55 pm
Fri December 7, 2012

Eggners Ferry Bridge Lane Restriction Set for Dec. 11-12

Credit KYTC

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.

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Roads & Highways
9:29 am
Fri December 7, 2012

Weekend/Night Work to Restart on US 45

Credit KYTC

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.

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Roads & Highways
11:35 am
Tue December 4, 2012

$13.4M to Fund I-24 Asphalt Upgrades in McCracken Co.

Credit KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded $13.4 million for improvements to Interstate 24 in McCracken County. The project to replace asphalt pavement between Exits 3 and 16 begins in March. Grand Rivers-based Jim Smith Contracting Company will head up the project. It’s slated for completion by the end of September next year.

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Roads & Highways
12:52 pm
Tue October 23, 2012

Section of New Ledbetter Bridge Could Open in May

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Construction crews are on track to complete one section of the new Ledbetter Bridge by May of next year. The bridge will connect U. S. 60 between McCracken and Livingston counties. It replaces the current outdated bridge. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says the state offered the bridge contractor 3.8 million dollars in incentives to finish a two-lane section by May, and all four lanes by October next year. 

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Roads & Highways
10:45 am
Fri October 19, 2012

I-24 Bridge Work Brings Lane Restrictions

KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane at various locations on Interstate 24 in McCracken County the week of October 22 to allow bridge inspection work.

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Society
8:23 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Mowing Employee Injured on US 41 in Christian Co.

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A commercial mowing company employee is being treated at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center after being run over by a tractor on the right-of-way along US 41 in Christian County late Wednesday.  The worker, who has not been identified, was part of a mowing crew working for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on US 41 near Pembroke.

Society
8:16 am
Fri September 7, 2012

Last night’s storms produce little damage

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Little damage is being reported throughout western Kentucky in the wake of a line of strong thunderstorms that passed through the area last night.  The storms lasted for about two hours, producing rain and high winds that downed trees and power lines.  The National Weather Service reports those winds gusted as high as 50 and 60 miles per hour in McCracken, Graves, and Marshall counties.  Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd says a motorist in Calloway County struck a tree that had fallen across the road.  Otherwise, no injuries were reported last night.  N-W-S meteorologists

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