Latest Kentucky Transportation Cabinet News

Ferry between Missouri, Kentucky reopens after ramp repair

Nov. 12, 2021 20:01 PM EST

HICKMAN, Ky. (AP) — A ferry that connects Kentucky and Missouri has reopened after a one-week closure due to a mechanical problem with one of the barge landing ramps. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry, which had been closed since Nov. 5, reopened at about 4 p.m. Friday, the...

Kentucky bridge opens next week, expected to ease congestion

Nov. 08, 2021 04:01 AM EST

RUSSELL, Ky. (AP) — A new bridge in northeastern Kentucky is expected to open this month, replacing a 1930s-era viaduct and easing congestion at the approach to an Ohio River bridge, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The new Kentucky 244 and “flyover” design...

Crews to reconstruct part of highway prone to landslides

Oct. 27, 2021 04:01 AM EDT

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A section of U.S. 42 in northern Kentucky that has been prone to landslides will be closed for two years so that crews can reconstruct the roadway. The closure of the 1.2-mile section of highway in Gallatin County will begin Nov. 1, a statement...

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...