What America’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill means for Kentucky

By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky On November 15th, President Joe Biden signed the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) into law. Also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, it is the largest long-term investment in our nation’s infrastructure in nearly a century. The hefty $1.2 trillion law contains an estimated $550 billion designated […]

Chamber outlines legislative priorities for the 21st-century and beyond

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By Cory McCauley, Building Kentucky As Kentucky pushes past the economic strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, state leaders are urging lawmakers to prioritize not only economic recovery but a reimagined economy for the state’s future. To chart a path focused on building the foundations for the Commonwealth’s economic future, one message is clear. Kentucky […]

KYTC plans for snow and ice season

By Dominic Manecke, Building Kentucky With the metaphorical ‘frost on the pumpkin,’ and the Holidays in full swing, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is hard at work planning for the impending snow and ice season. Already nearly 2,000 frontline crew workers have been trained, some 1,000 plow trucks serviced, and hundreds of thousands of tons of salt […]

Share your input on Kentucky’s transportation needs

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) wants your feedback to help chart next 25 years of Kentucky’s transportation future. KYTC is updating its Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP) and gathering input from the traveling public through a Kentucky Statewide Transportation Survey at GetThereTogetherKY.org. “Our mission is providing the people of Kentucky […]

Kentucky bridge project successfully attracts endangered bats to roost

By Brenna Angel, Building Kentucky A Kentucky bridge with flaking concrete, large cracks and exposed, rusted steel was a growing safety concern for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and also home for thousands of endangered gray bats. Overcoming the infrastructure and environmental dilemma, a KYTC project team designed a bat-friendly bridge that has proven to […]

I-69 Ohio River Crossing reaches major milestone

By Drew Roberts, Building Kentucky The environmental study for the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) is now complete, which will allow Section 1 construction to begin. I-69 ORX’s two construction sections I-69 ORX Section 1 focuses on improvements in Henderson and extends from KY 425 to US 60. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is overseeing […]

Sherman Minton Renewal set for Phase 1 of construction

By Drew Roberts, Building Kentucky The Sherman Minton Renewal project team recently hosted a preview event for Phase 1 Bridge construction. The first phase of construction is planned to begin in September and last until early to mid-2022. This phase will involve painting, replacement of the lower deck and steel repairs. Project impact The Sherman […]

New industrial park planned near KY 536 in Independence

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky A new industrial park in Independence, Kentucky will take advantage of the highly anticipated road widening for KY 536 and the recent opening of Amazon Air’s hub at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport (CVG). About Park 536 Park 536 is located off Mt. Zion Road (Kentucky State Route 536) less than […]

Amazon’s investments in Kentucky grow with opening of cargo hub

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky Global e-commerce giant Amazon is betting big on Kentucky. The company recently released an overview of its $530+ billion investments across the U.S., which included more than $20 billion in Kentucky over the past 10 years in infrastructure and employee compensation. Amazon Air opens in northern Kentucky $1.5 billion of […]

Kentucky cities collect input for spending stimulus funds

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky After receiving millions from the federal government through the American Rescue Plan Act, city leaders across Kentucky are seeking input on how and where to spend stimulus funds. ARPA included $360 billion for state and local governments. Kentucky state government received about $2.4 billion and city and county governments across […]

Emergency repair to Brent Spence Bridge wins national award

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky The American Public Works Association (APWA) honored the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet with its Public Works Project of the Year award for its quick repair of the Brent Spence Bridge following a truck crash and fire last year. The repair was among a selected group of projects that showed “amazing collaborative […]

Online public hearing reveals next steps for 641 Connect, Eddyville to Fredonia

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) District 1 held a virtual public hearing last week to gather input from residents interested in 641 Connect, the improvement project on U.S. 641 between Eddyville and Fredonia. The public hearing had 90 citizens in attendance and welcomed public comments to help guide the project’s […]