The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently reached two milestones, completing work on the 100th bridge in a program aimed at repairing 1,000 bridges in the state, and awarding a $93.3 million contract to Central Bridge Company/Bizzack Construction joint venture and HDR to restore 106 more.
Construction crews in Kentucky have something of a challenge on their hands, managing high volumes of traffic while rebuilding 3.5 miles of mainline Interstate 275 and a mile of two-lane ramps to Interstate 75.
"It just really makes it challenging to deal with material access and access to the construction site in general with the volumes that go through there," said Robert Franxman, transportation engineer specialist with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced plans April 26 for a $180 million design-build project that will improve safety and reduce congestion through a heavily traveled interstate corridor in Jefferson and Oldham counties. It will be the largest single construction project in Kentucky since the Ohio River Bridges Project was completed in 2016
The four-year project, called I-Move Kentucky, will add lane capacity and include upgrades at two, major interchanges on Interstates 265, I-71 and I-64.
Batting severe flooding and a lake that seemed to rise and fall at will, a contractor accelerated the replacement of a 94-year-old Kentucky bridge and finished the job 11 months ahead of the original schedule.
The new Kennedy Mill Bridge connecting Kentucky's Mercer and Garrard counties across Herrington Lake, originally due for completion in November 2019, officially opened to traffic Dec.
Gov. Matt Bevin joined Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas and local legislators at the Scott County Courthouse Nov. 1 to announce construction plans for the remaining portion of U.S. 460 bypass in Georgetown.
State Sen. Damon Thayer, state Reps.
As part of Gov. Matt Bevin's ongoing commitment to provide a modern and safe transportation system that encourages economic growth across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has approved $217,000 in discretionary funding for the resurfacing and repair of KY 558 in Russell and Clinton counties.
Kentucky's recently-passed $8.5 billion 2018 highway plan aims to “prioritize spending” on 1,400 projects including work on 1,000 bridges, improvements to 5,000 mi. of pavement, road widening, reconstruction of existing roads and construction of new routes and interchanges.
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (AP) A 19th century bridge in northeastern Kentucky is getting much-needed repairs after being damaged by flooding last year.
The project will temporarily stabilize the Dover Covered Bridge in Mason County.
The bridge that dates back to 1835 was damaged by record-level flooding along Lee Creek.
Kentucky officials say the FBI is investigating some state contractors who have worked on public construction, paving and asphalt projects dating to 2010. A spokeswoman for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says state officials received a "grand jury subpoena" March 22 regarding an FBI antitrust investigation of allegations involving state contractors back to 2010.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's (KYTC) multi-year Mountain Parkway Expansion is in full swing. The project started in early 2015 and four construction contracts have been awarded. Roadway improvements totaling 8.5 mi. (13.6 km) are under way and more projects are nearing letting.