US 68/KY 80

Transportation
3:13 pm
Mon June 9, 2014

Drilling Begins for New Bridge over Lake Barkley

Proposed Basket-Handle Tied Arch Bridge
Credit http://www.lakebridges.com/

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet expects workers to begin drilling this afternoon at the site of the new US 68/KY 80 bridge across Lake Barkley.

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Local
2:07 pm
Thu March 6, 2014

Elkins Explains Circulated Email About Calloway Road Conditions on US 68/80

The photo in Elkins' email shows KY 68/80 in Trigg County (left) and in Calloway County (right)
Credit Larry Elkins

Calloway County’s top elected official is circulating an email in jest regarding poor driving on a stretch of road that's been the source controversy over its speed limit. 

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Government
12:32 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

KYTC Awards Contract For Eggner's Ferry Bridge Replacement

Credit KYTC

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded the construction contract to replace the Eggner’s Ferry Bridge to Texas-based Johnson Brothers Corporation. 

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Government
5:03 pm
Tue December 10, 2013

Kentucky Transportation Official Says No US 68/KY 80 Speed Limit Increase Until Project Complete

Some officials are pushing for a 65 mile per hour speed limit on US 68/KY 80, but Kentucky’s transportation cabinet secretary said now isn’t the time.

Mike Hancock said he’s reluctant to change the speed limit since many tourists come to western Kentucky.

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Government
7:24 am
Wed November 20, 2013

Elkins: 'No Reasonable Explanation' Regarding KYTC's U.S. 68/KY 80 Speed Limit

Calloway County Judge-Executive Larry Elkins is pushing to get the speed limit on a portion of highway U.S. 68/KY 80 raised from 55 mph, to 65.

Last year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet raised the speed limit on a different, 59-mile section of the highway between Cadiz and Bowling Green.

Elkins said he met with KYTC official Mike McGregor at the end of October to discuss raising the speed limit, but walked away from the meeting unsatisfied.

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Roads
8:28 am
Mon June 25, 2012

Murray-Calloway Committee Supports Higher 68/80 Speed Limit

The Murray-Calloway County Chamber of Commerce Advocacy Committee is moving ahead with plans to support possible legislation increasing the speed limit on US 68/KY 80 to 65 mph. 

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