Latest Kentucky Transportation Cabinet News

Historic Cincinnati-Kentucky bridge reopening pushed back

Jan. 20, 2022 04:10 AM EST

COVINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The reopening date of the John A. Roebling Bridge between Covington, Ky., and Cincinnati has been delayed again. The suspension bridge over the Ohio River will not reopen on Monday as planned because winter weather has delayed concrete reaching its full...

Public meeting planned to discuss dam safety recommendations

Jan. 18, 2022 04:07 AM EST

JACKSON, Ky. (AP) — A virtual public meeting is planned this month to discuss recommendations to ensure the long-term safety of Panbowl Lake dam, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet said. The virtual meeting will be held Jan. 27, and those who want to attend must preregister. An...

Driver's licensing services coming to Kentucky state parks

Dec. 30, 2021 04:12 AM EST

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is sending additional driver license issuing teams to help Kentuckians sheltering at three state parks in western Kentucky. The “popup” licensing units will arrive next week to issue replacement licenses,...

Pop-up license branch issuing IDs for tornado victims

Dec. 22, 2021 04:11 AM EST

MAYFIELD, Ky. (AP) — State officials have set up a temporary licensing office in Mayfield to help western Kentucky storm victims restore important identifications. The pop-up licensing office opened Monday at 355 Charles Drive near Kentucky 80. The new office is staffed with...

Old Richardsville bridge nearly ready to open

Dec. 11, 2021 00:24 AM EST

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Complicated by the work of vandals and by a rash of illness in the Warren County Road Department, repairs to the historic Old Richardsville Road bridge are complete and ready for a longtime resident of the area to open the latest chapter in the 420-foot-long bridge’s...

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,...