Latest Kentucky Transportation Cabinet News

Public input sought on transportation needs in Kentucky

Oct. 25, 2021 07:07 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Officials are seeking input from those who travel through Kentucky as they update a long-range plan for the state's transportation needs. Information collected in the Kentucky Statewide Transportation Survey will be used to help identify goals,...

Campaign encourages seat belts, safe driving practices

Oct. 07, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials are participating in a campaign to encourage safe driving practices including the use of seat belts. The high-visibility enforcement campaign called Operation Crash Reduction will run Oct. 8 to 11 and emphasize seat belt use to...

Kentucky bridge repairs make span safer for motorists, bats

Sep. 30, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — A deteriorating Kentucky bridge that was home to thousands of endangered gray bats has been repaired in way that makes the span safer for motorists and wildlife, officials said. A project team from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet partnered with...

Report recommends new I-65 interchange on Kentucky 242

Sep. 17, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A new report recommends an Interstate 65 interchange at Kentucky 242 in southern Warren County, officials said. The recommendation Thursday was the result of an interchange feasibility study that considered three options, according to a...

Kentucky welcome center temporarily closes

Sep. 16, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky welcome center has temporarily closed for sanitation and staffing shortages due to COVID-19, officials said. The welcome center along Interstate 65 on the Kentucky-Tennessee line closed Tuesday and is expected to remain closed until...

Kentucky's Brent Spence bridge repair job wins award

Sep. 07, 2021 03:06 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's emergency project to repair and reopen the Brent Spence Bridge has earned an award, Gov. Andy Beshear said. The project was selected for regional recognition in the America’s Transportation Awards...

Ferry between Kentucky, Missouri closes for mechanical issue

Aug. 31, 2021 04:02 AM EDT

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — A ferry connecting Kentucky and Missouri has closed and expects to be out of service for about three days due to a mechanical issue, officials said. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry shut down Monday and expects to be closed through Wednesday, the Kentucky...

Dredging halts Kentucky-Missouri ferry service

Aug. 19, 2021 04:09 AM EDT

PADUCAH, Ky. (AP) — Dredging work has halted service by a ferry that carries vehicles across the Mississippi River between Kentucky and Missouri, officials said. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry halted service Wednesday and won't resume for three or four days while the U.S....

Stivers: Infrastructure plan could cover 2 Kentucky bridges

Aug. 13, 2021 16:32 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A federal infrastructure bill could allow Kentucky to pay for two large bridge projects without tolls, state Senate President Robert Stivers said Friday. The $1 trillion plan passed the Senate 69-30 Tuesday, with Kentucky's GOP senators splitting...

10 more Kentucky counties join regional driver's licensing

Jul. 30, 2021 04:13 AM EDT

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — More counties are being changed over this week to regional driver's licensing offices operated by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Ballard, Carlisle, Fulton, Garrard, Hickman, Livingston, Magoffin, Martin, Morgan and Muhlenberg counties are...