I-24 Bridge Work Brings Lane Restrictions

Oct 19, 2012
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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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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.

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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

Morning Storm Damage

Aug 17, 2012

Strong storms last night caused localized power outages in Paducah and downed trees in Lyon and Trigg counties.  Kentucky Transportation spokesman Keith Todd reports crews were out clearing downed trees blocking highways along the Trigg/Christian County line and in the northern third of Trigg on Kentucky 128 and 164.  Todd says fallen trees also kept crews busy throughout Lyon County on Kentucky 810, 93, 295, and 819.

Drilling Work Finished at New Bridge Site

Aug 3, 2012
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A drilling crew has finished geotechnical work at the site of the new Kentucky Lake bridge. KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says the drilling rig finished collecting soil and rock samples from planned pier locations yesterday.

KYTC Responds to NTSB Letter Implications

Jul 30, 2012

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials say parts of a National Transportation Safety Board letter regarding bridge lighting are misleading.  The NTSB sent the letter to Gov. Steve Beshear last week recommending the state develop bridge lighting inspection plans and training. The letter also outlined reports that the lights on the Eggners Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake were out a month before a cargo ship hit the bridge.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will waive special registration and permit requirements for vehicles carrying drought relief supplies such as water and livestock forage to stricken areas.

Bridge to Re-Open Today

May 24, 2012

The U.S. 68/KY U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge repairs have been completed and state officials have sent word the span is to be reopened today.


As Kentucky Transportation officials and contractors finalize work to re-open the Eggners Ferry Bridge today, the span will be open to pedestrian and bike traffic beginning this morning at nine.  KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says anyone visiting the bridge should park off of the roadway and will still need to be careful as crews continue clean-up and finishing work.  There is an event scheduled for noon in the middle of the new span, and visitors will need to be off the bridge by 1 p.m.  Officials are hoping to have the crossing open to vehicle traffic at that time.  Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear says he’s pleased repairs will be completed ahead of the May 27th deadline and by a Kentucky company.

Hall Contracting successfully moved a replacement span for the US 68/KY 80 Eggners Ferry Bridge from an assembly area onto a barge today.  The 4-hour transfer of the 300 ton steel truss was the first step toward getting the new span moved to the bridge.

Bridge Span Will Make Trip Up River In Coming Days

May 9, 2012

Engineers are optimistic they will be able to load and move the replacement span of the Eggners Ferry Bridge  by barge on Friday or Saturday, but contractors note there are still plenty of details to work through.