U.S. 641

U.S. 45 and U.S. 641 signs, Wikimedia Commons

Update: KYTC Confirms, local state representatives respond. See updates below

The speed limits on major roads connecting Murray to the Purchase Parkway and Mayfield to Paducah are set to increase. 

John Null/WKMS

  Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin spoke Thursday about ways to initiate economic development in western Kentucky during a campaign stop in Murray.

Fredddie, Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain

A long-sought initiative to widen highway 641 south of Murray may have the state’s support next fiscal year. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, transportation.ky.gov

Based on public input, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has selected a new route for U.S. 641 from Fredonia to U.S. 62 at Eddyville.

The route will skirt the east edge of Fredonia, where it will then follow an abandoned rail line to the Caldwell-Lyon county line.  It will briefly follow the existing roadway before routing along property lines and existing state-owned property to reach U.S. 62 near the I-69 interchange east of Eddyville.