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Highway 1748 Near Pryorsburg Closed Monday
Sunday, September 21, 2014 5:02 PM
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to close KY 1748 in Graves County starting Monday, September 22. This closure just east of US 45 in the Pryorsburg community is to allow a cross drain to be replaced. The roadway should close at approximately 8:00 am Monday, and is expected to reopen Wednesday morning, September 24. There will be no marked detour. Cars can self-detour via side ...
Second Round of Bridge Blasting Delayed a Day
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 4:35 PM
Round two of controlled explosive demolition of the Old Ledbetter Bridge has been pushed back a day. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman Keith Todd said the next detonation is now planned for 8:00 am next Wednesday. The revised detonation schedule, which the U.S. Coast Gueard has approved, was requested by the contractor to allow additional time to complete removal of steel from the first ...
City Considers Making Broadway, Jefferson Two-Way
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 10:33 PM
At Tuesday night's Paducah City Commission meeting, the Mayor and Commissioners heard recommendations for making the city more pedestrian friendly, and some of them would radically change traffic downtown. Planning Director Steve Ervin gave a summary of the recommendations for Paducah by Jeff Speck, the author of Walkable City, How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at A Time. Speck visited ...
Paving Work on US 60/62 Prompts Lane Restrictions
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:33 PM
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict westbound traffic for asphalt paving along US 60/US 62 in McCracken County on Thursday. KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd said spot paving and patching along the westbound lanes of US 60/US 62/Clarks River Road will start at the intersection at the west end of the New US 60 Tennessee River Bridge at US 60 and extend westward to the Clarks River ...
First Span of Old Ledbetter Bridge Brought Down
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 9:05 AM
After a loud boom and a cloud of smoke, what once was the western approach span of the Old Ledbetter Bridge now sits at the bottom of the Tennessee River. A crowd of hundreds gathered on the new US 60 Tennessee River Bridge early Tuesday morning about 2000 feet up river from the doomed structure to watch the blast, which happened at 8:00 am sharp. In an instant, what had stood for more than ...
I-24 Cable Median Barrier Installation Continues
Tuesday, August 12, 2014 12:10 PM
Installation of median cable barriers along a section of Interstate 24 in McCracken and Marshall counties starts Tuesday. A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is in the final stages of similar construction along a section of I-24 in Christian County, and plans to move a crew to McCracken County near the Ohio River Bridge. They will begin installing the cable barriers from ...
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