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Kentucky Department of Transportation

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers and consultants will share plans to improve two miles of KY 32 (Flemingsburg Road) in northwest Rowan County at a public information meeting next week at Morehead.

The meeting, scheduled for 5:00pm to 7:00pm on Tuesday, July 15, at Rowan County Middle School, will feature maps that outline proposed changes to KY 32 between Viking Drive and Park Hills Drive, such as widening, reducing hills and curves, and other improvements.

Funding For Buffalo Trace Road Plan Approved

Apr 18, 2014
Volvo Group

The Buffalo Trace Region will receive a total of $91.1 million in state and federal road projects included in the new two-year state Road Plan approved by state lawmakers on Tuesday (April 15).

The announcement was made in a press release by State Rep. Mike Denham and House Majority Floor Leader Rocky Adkins on Friday (April 18). The legislation has been sent to the governor to be signed into law.

Neighbors Assist Kentucky Workers During Winter Storm

Mar 3, 2014
National Post

The threat of an ice storm brought help to the Commonwealth in the form of out-of-state utility crews.

Kentucky Utilities spokesman Cliff Feltham says about 550 workers from other states made the trip this past weekend.  Feltham says most were, in the end, not needed.

“Most of them made it in. They were staging at one of our operation centers in Louisville and many of them had gone through the safety training which we require them to do before we put them out on the streets doing any restoration,” said Feltham.

Cabin Creek Covered Bridge Restoration Project Completed

Mar 1, 2014
Terry Prather, The Ledger Independent

A final inspection of the Cabin Creek Covered Bridge is scheduled for Monday afternoon (March 3).

According to Arnold Graton, owner of Arnold Graton Associates, the bridge was completed and all equipment was removed on Wednesday.

"All equipment was removed and everyone left on Wednesday," he said. "On Monday, the state architectures will be in town to do the final inspection."

Graton said the inspection will occur at 1:30 p.m., weather permitting.

Warm Weather Brings Road Repairs

Feb 20, 2014
Better Roads

With warmer temperatures, city, county and state road crews are turning their attention from snow plows to patching potholes.

The problem arises every winter, but this year seems to be worse due to the severity of weather conditions over the last six weeks.

“During the winter season, pavement takes a lot of punishment,” said Nancy Albright, deputy state highway engineer for Project Delivery and Preservation.

Potholes begin with water seeping into roadway cracks. Freezing and thawing temperatures cause pavement to expand and break apart.

US 23 Road Improvements

Nov 7, 2013

Shoulder paving is underway along US 23 North in Greenup County as part of a four-million dollar improvement project. Spokesman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Allen Blair says it involves the installation of 28.5 miles of paved shoulders and more than 30 turning lanes.

When the work is finished, says Blair, the road will be a lot safer…

Road Work Planned On U.S. 60 In Ashland

Aug 30, 2013

Ashland motorists should be on the lookout for lane closures and night-time paving operations along U.S. Route 60 during the next few weeks.

As part of a nearly two million dollar Kentucky Transportation Cabinet highway improvement project, a little more than two miles of the road will be repaved along 13th Street beginning on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Spokesperson Allen Blair says even though the project will be happening between the hours of 7PM and 7AM, lane closures could pose traffic difficulties during the day as well.

The Kentucky Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 161 in southern Mason County on Monday, August 5 for a drainage pipe replacement. The work, and road closure, will take place approximately from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on August 5, 2013 between Flat Fork Road and KY 324. Motorists may detour using KY 324 and KY 170. Road work schedules are dependent upon weather. Motorists should heed all warning signs, and drive carefully by remaining aware of workers and construction equipment at all times.