Lighter traffic lends to daytime paving on Dixie Highway

The last portion of the New Dixie Highway project will benefit from lighter road traffic. Crews working on the $35 million project will now complete much of the final surfacing during daylight hours instead of night time. Work was originally planned in the evening to avoid traffic interruptions during peak travel times. The COVID-19 pandemic has meant […]

Bill filed based on KYTC highway plan

Highway plan includes Mountain Parkway

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s $6.1 billion six-year highway plan is the basis for a budget bill filed by two Kentucky lawmakers. Reps. Steven Rudy, R-Paducah and Sal Santoro, R-Florence have filed HB 354 with the 2020-2022 biennial highway construction plan, which includes a mix of state and federal dollars to fund recommended projects. The bill […]

I-Move to begin construction prep

I-Move Kentucky Interchange Construction Project

Work on the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s I-Move Kentucky project begins next week. The four-year project will add lane capacity and upgrade major interchanges on interstates I-265, I-71 and I-64 in Jefferson and Oldham counties. Contractors will start work along portions of the project corridor including clearing areas along I-71 and the interchanges in preparation for construction. KYTC […]

Petition for better roads encourages investment in Kentucky infrastructure

Petition for Better Roads - Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition

The Kentucky Infrastructure Coalition (KIC) has launched an online petition to increase infrastructure funding in Kentucky. The Petition for Better Roads calls on legislators to invest in transportation projects to improve safety, attract business and expand the economy. According to KIC, nearly one in 10 roads in the state has been rated as not acceptable. Kentucky roads and highways […]

Kentucky groups call on legislators to increase transportation funding

Three Kentucky groups are urging lawmakers to increase infrastructure funding for transportation during the 2020 session. Kentucky Chamber of Commerce, Kentucky League of Cities and Kentucky Association of Counties released a statement calling on transportation investment legislation including improvements to roads and bridges. The call follows the failure of a proposal to increase investment in […]

Redesign concepts for historic Eastern Parkway maintain character, improve safety

Eastern Parkway Transportation Study Roundabout

Hundreds attended the final public meeting in the Eastern Parkway Transportation Study to view concepts to redesign the historic corridor. The reimagined parkway in Louisville could include proven safety measures like roundabouts and road configurations to improve access while preserving the area’s historic charm and tree canopy. At the meeting Jan. 29, the Eastern Parkway […]

Planning study begins for crucial interchange near Louisville airport

Airport Interchange Study

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has begun a planning study of the I-65/I-264 interchange in Jefferson County. The study will identify short and long-term solutions to address severe congestion, unreliable travel times and safety concerns for the heavily traveled area. The interchange was prioritized by KYTC because it has the highest number of crashes in the Kentuckiana Regional Planning […]

Gov. Andy Beshear’s first State of the Commonwealth address mentions infrastructure priorities

Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear

Gov. Andy Beshear called for several investments in infrastructure in his first State of the Commonwealth address. The new Democratic governor is focused on completing important projects for families across the Commonwealth. Beshear committed to speeding up the Mountain Parkway Expansion in eastern Kentucky, building the I-69 bridge in western Kentucky, improving drinking water and expanding high-speed internet. […]

TARC Launches New “Rapid” Service

The first “bus rapid transit” line in Louisville is launching in January and will aim to quickly take commuters between downtown and Dixie Highway.