roads

Society
10:08 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Hundreds Stuck on I-24, National Guard to Help

Credit Lance Dennee/WKMS

  UPDATE 10:55 a.m.: McCracken County Emergency Management director Jerome Mansfield says Kentucky State Police and the McCracken County Sheriff's Department have extended the I-24 closure to mile marker 7 at Lourdes Hospital. Mansfield says this move will help crews clear I-24 more efficiently.

Kentucky State Police say hundreds of drivers are stranded on a more than 80-mile stretch of Interstate 24.

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Society
9:01 am
Thu March 5, 2015

Roads Closed with Some Motorists Stranded

Credit transportation.ky.gov

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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Transportation
7:19 am
Wed February 18, 2015

Wednesday Road Report

Credit transportation.ky.gov

Yesterday’s sun helped melt some of the near record snow Kentucky experienced earlier in the week, but this morning saw another 1 to 2 inches of the white powder across the region. 

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Transportation
4:09 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

Road Conditions Improving in Western Kentucky

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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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Government
4:56 pm
Wed January 22, 2014

Many Local Projects in Governor's Proposed Highways Budget

Credit transportation.ky.gov

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear has sent the General Assembly the Recommended Highway Plan that if enacted would give nearly $7 billion of state and federal funding to road projects across the Commonwealth.

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Roads & Highways
7:56 am
Mon April 15, 2013

Kentucky Gas Tax Revenue Enough for Two Years of Maintenance

Credit kentuckyroads.com

Kentucky may have to come up with new ways to pay for road construction and maintenance in the future, but revenues should be sufficient for now. At least that’s the view of the chief engineer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s regional office in Flemingsburg.

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Government
8:20 am
Wed January 2, 2013

IL Could Get $275 Million for Roads

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Illinois could have $275 million more for road and bridge projects this year if lawmakers approve a Department of Transportation funding plan. DOT officials have found $400 million mostly in extra federal and free-up state money to pump into the transit improvement program over the next five years. One lawmaker says the DOT wants immediate legislative approval so work can begin when the weather warms up. If the legislation passes it would be a 15 percent increase from the almost $1.8 billion dollars the DOT said it would spend in the fiscal year ending June 30.

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Roads & Highways
10:37 am
Tue December 18, 2012

AAA Expects Busy Season

Credit kentuckyroads.com

About 39,000 motorists in West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio and western Pennsylvania are expected to call AAA East Central for help while traveling during the Christmas and New Year's holidays.

AAA East Central projects it will replace more than 6,500 dead car batteries, change nearly 6,000 flat tires, retrieve nearly 4,800 sets of keys locked inside vehicles and extricate 2,000 vehicles stuck in snow or mud.

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Murray Half Marathon
2:22 pm
Fri April 20, 2012

Murray Half Marathon Road Closures

Several roads in Murray and Calloway County will be closed tomorrow morning for the Murray Half Marathon. Runners  start at the Center for Health and Wellness on Poplar Street at 7 a.m. Traffic will be restricted in downtown Murray, Central Park, and on U.S. Hwy 641. Stretches of Main Street, Poplar, Bailey Road and Poor Farm road will also be closed. The Murray Calloway Endowment for Healthcare hosts the marathon to promote health awareness. Organizers expect traffic to return to normal after 11 a.m. Below is a complete list of the roads affected by the event:

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