Share your feedback on improvements to I-65/I-264 interchange

Public feedback is needed on proposed improvement strategies for one of Kentucky’s busiest interchanges. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is seeking responses to an online questionnaire outlining seven short-term and three long-term improvement strategies for the I-65 and I-264 interchange in Jefferson Co. The interchange facilitates traffic to Louisville Muhammad Ali International Airport, the Kentucky […]

Chamber: Make modern infrastructure a priority for 2021 legislative session

Investing in infrastructure ranked high on the list of priorities for Kentucky’s business community for the upcoming session of the Kentucky General Assembly. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce released its 2021 Legislative Agenda detailing key areas of focus for legislators including workforce development, job creation, modern infrastructure and effective government systems. The Chamber urged lawmakers to create […]

Six Kentucky bridges completed through design-build program

Since the design-build team began, six bridges in eastern Kentucky have been designed, constructed, completed, and opened fully to traffic, while many more are either in the process of being built, or are designed and awaiting construction. The six completed bridges are located in Bell, Clay, Knott and Letcher counties, with two in Leslie Co. […]

Construction continues on Mountain Parkway Expansion

Construction continues this summer and into the fall on the Morgan and Magoffin County West segments of the Mountain Parkway Expansion. This summer’s progress comes on the heels of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s June announcement that the Wolfe County segment will be the next segment of the Parkway to be completed. “Crews have been busy this summer […]

Lawmakers receive update on Kentucky transportation funding needs

Now is the time for increased investment in all modes of transportation, according to Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT). Chairman Grant Gabbard, former chair Mark Day and KBT leaders testified before Kentucky legislators recently to demonstrate how funding for multi-modal transportation projects can accelerate recovery in times of economic downturn. In recent sessions with state senators […]

The Mountain Parkway Expansion gets fresh, new website

The Mountain Parkway Expansion’s website has a fresh, new look, after receiving a design update at the end of July. Visitors who view the website will be greeted with a new design and a clean, modern layout. The Parkway’s website has been updated to be simple to navigate, making it easier for readers to find the information […]

New Dixie Highway wins award from highway engineering society

The American Society of Highway Engineers Derby City chapter recently awarded the New Dixie Highway with its 2020 Transportation Improvement Award. The project competed against other projects in the region with construction cost in excess of $5 million. Louisville Metro Public Works, HDR Engineering, Inc. and Mac Construction & Excavation accepted the award at a virtual luncheon […]

Right of way discussions beginning soon for Mountain Parkway’s Wolfe County segment

The next phase of planning for the newest segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion is set to begin in the coming weeks. In June, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) awarded the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) a $55 Million federal Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant to partially fund construction on the Wolfe County segment of the Mountain Parkway […]

Transportation improvement input needed by Lexington MPO

Lexington’s metropolitan planning organization is asking for the public’s input on its transportation plans. The transportation planning agency seeks feedback on its FY 2021-FY 2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP). The list of programs and projects outlines where funds will be allocated during the next four years. Major projects in Fayette County: Curbs, gutters, sidewalks and […]

Mountain Parkway Expansion lands $55 million grant to fund Wolfe Co. segment

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) was recently awarded $55,150,000 from the US Department of Transportation to fund the Mountain Parkway Expansion through Wolfe County — a huge win for Kentucky. The federal grant, funded through the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) program, will help KYTC widen 11 miles of Mountain Parkway to create a safer and more […]

Transportation experts outline critical needs of Kentucky infrastructure

During a recent mid-year update by Kentuckians for Better Transportation (KBT), industry leaders talked about the current state of transportation, the effects of COVID-19 on funding and the path forward. “Transportation has always been a force for economic progress,” said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Jim Gray, who gave practical insight into triumphs and shortfalls of the […]

Rebuilding our economy – and our infrastructure

It’s perhaps difficult to see any good coming from the double whammy of a global pandemic and economic recession. But from crisis comes opportunity. America needs to invest in infrastructure of all kinds – highways, transit, airports, water and sewer, broadband, energy and more. That was true before COVID-19 began killing people and economies. It’s […]

Bridging Kentucky pours first bridge of Design-Build project in Leslie Co.

The Bridging Kentucky Design-Build team recently began their first bridge pour on the CR-1207 bridge over Middle Fork Kentucky River in Leslie Co. This bridge pour ushers in the next phase of the design-build project, as more and more bridges begin to move to construction. Bridging Kentucky’s Design-Build project is tasked with advancing construction of more than […]

Sherman Minton Renewal on schedule for 2021 start

A major bridge project between Kentucky and Indiana is still on track to begin next year. The COVID-19 pandemic has not changed the schedule of the $90+ million Sherman Minton Renewal. Construction for the rehabilitation project is slated to take three years, starting in 2021. The 57-year-old bridge is in need of major rehabilitation and will […]