VIDEO: Transportation officials update public on Mountain Parkway Expansion

By Lilli Dubler, Building Kentucky The Mountain Parkway Expansion, a 46-mile transportation improvement project that will create a wider, safer connection between Eastern Kentucky and the rest of the Commonwealth, continues to progress in Wolfe and Magoffin counties. “Since last fall, there has been a lot of work that has been accomplished,” said Aric Skaggs, […]

Sherman Minton Renewal team engages with students at Grace James Academy

By Emma Collins, Building Kentucky Engineers with the Sherman Minton Renewal and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently teamed up with the Grace M. James Academy of Excellence to inspire the next generation of engineers. Project team members and coordinators from KYTC’s Kentucky Engineering Exposure Network (KEEN) met with students at the all girls STEAM […]

Residents review progress on high-priority Mountain Parkway expansion plan

By Genie Graf, Building Kentucky Area residents and interested parties gathered at a public information meeting to get the latest on one of Gov. Andy Beshear’s top transportation priorities – the Magoffin County-Floyd County segment of the long-awaited Mountain Parkway Expansion project. About 300 people attended the open-house-format meeting at Magoffin County High School in […]

Construction to begin on I-69 ORX Section 1 this summer

By Emma Collins, Building Kentucky Construction on Section 1 of the I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) is scheduled to begin this summer following a groundbreaking in late June. This marks the next significant step forward in the highly anticipated project that will culminate in a new bridge to complete the I-69 connection between Kentucky […]

KYTC opens new I-65 interchange in Bullitt Co. creating important Shepherdsville link

By Nicole Childress, Building Kentucky A new interchange speeding up the connections in Bullitt County. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently announced the opening of I-65 Exit 114, linking businesses and residents in Shepherdsville to one of the most important interstates in the Commonwealth.  The new interchange is a crucial component in the effort to support the region’s […]

I-Move Kentucky completes first piece of transformative transportation project

By Rachel Nix, Building Kentucky I-Move Kentucky has opened a new collector-distributor (C-D) lane on I-71 facilitating ramp movements to and from I-265 this week. This marks a significant milestone in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s transformative project, which includes upgrades to I-71, I-265 and I-64 to improve safety and ease traffic flow. The new C-D lane is the […]

Op-Ed: COVID vaccine rollout shines light on importance of Kentucky’s transportation and logistics networks

By Jennifer Kirchner, Kentuckians For Better Transportation The following op-ed is written by Jennifer Kirchner, executive director of Kentuckians for Better Transportation. The need to move goods safely and expeditiously across a reliable transportation network has never been greater. The nation’s first shipment of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Louisville on Dec. 13 in what is being […]

Mountain Parkway Expansion keeps steady pace going into 2021

By Chelsea Spring, Building Kentucky 2020 was a year of great success for the Mountain Parkway Expansion project. In June, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) was awarded a $55 million federal INFRA grant that will help to fund what will be the fifth segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion to go under construction—the Wolfe County segment. In doing so, […]

Perry County bridge looking for a new Kentucky home

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to replace a nearly century-old bridge in Jeff, Kentucky as part of the Bridging Kentucky initiative, a program focused on improving the safety and soundness of Kentucky’s most critical bridges. The existing bridge is a two-span pony truss bridge that carries Kenmont Road over the North […]

Local leaders outline Kentucky’s infrastructure needs as top legislative priority for 2021

By Hayley Robb, Building Kentucky In a recent webinar and transportation update hosted by Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT), eight local transportation leaders discussed the need for additional funding to spur economic growth and preserve Kentuckians’ quality of life. “It can be a downtown streetscape project, replacing an outdated rural bridge, or even just seeing a […]

Bridge construction remains active across Kentucky

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has remained busy restoring bridges throughout 2020 and still has dozens of construction projects underway through its Bridging Kentucky program. 2020 has been the busiest year of bridge construction in the history of KYTC, with nearly 100 bridges completed this year, including projects in Spencer, Lewis and Morgan counties that were substantially […]

Is Kentucky ready for winter? KYTC preps for snow season response

As temperatures start to drop and December rolls around, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has started planning for the snow and ice season ahead. Nearly 2,000 frontline crew workers have been trained, 1,024 plow trucks serviced, and 375,000 tons of salt stocked to respond to the winter weather across the Commonwealth. This year, the state’s snow preparedness […]

Final bridge underway on the Morgan County segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion

As crews work to continue construction on the Mountain Parkway through the autumn months, the team is preparing to begin construction on the final bridge being built in Morgan County before the segment will be completed in 2021. Building bridges has been a primary component of the construction on the Morgan County segment, which includes 17 bridges […]