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Brent Spence Bridge opens to traffic; repairs completed ahead of schedule
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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) yesterday announced the end of a six-week emergency repair project to restore and reopen the Brent Spence Bridge one day ahead of the scheduled completion date. The Brent Spence Bridge, which carries I-71 and I-75 over the Ohio River between Covington,…
December 23, 2020
Repair project for Brent Spence Bridge over Ohio River reaches halfway mark
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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) officials this week detailed progress on the emergency repair project to reopen the closed Brent Spence Bridge. The Brent Spence Bridge, which spans the Ohio River between Covington, Kentucky, and Cincinnati, Ohio, has been closed since two commercial motor…
December 03, 2020
Brent Spence Bridge
Image: Antony-22 [CCA-4.0] via Wikimedia Commons
The Federal Highway Administration recently announced $12 million in emergency relief (ER) funding to begin repairs on the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River, which was recently damaged by a fire resulting from a truck crash. “These funds will help the safe and timely repair of the Brent…
November 24, 2020
The Belford bridge over the Arkansas River west of Ralston in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. Image: Oklahoma DOT
The Belford bridge over the Arkansas River west of Ralston in Pawnee County, Oklahoma. Image: Oklahoma DOT
Oklahoma highway bridge conditions are making the grade by moving from among the worst in the nation to the head of the class, achieving Top 10 status for the first time by ranking ninth, according to the latest data from the Federal Highway Administration. The state was as low as 49th place in…
August 14, 2020
A $3 trillion, 1,815-page COVID-19 relief measure proposed by the House of Representatives on May 12 contains $15 billion in stopgap funds for state departments of transportation – well below the nearly $50 billion the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO)…
May 13, 2020
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet 2020 Recommended Highway Plan
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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) this week rolled out its 2020 Recommended Highway Plan that features a historic two-year investment of $100 million to improve safety conditions on rural roads through the Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP).  The plan—which KYTC says would…
January 31, 2020
I-Move Kentucky interstate plan
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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has selected a design-build team led by Hall Contracting and American Engineers Inc. to design and construct the I-Move Kentucky interstate project. The four-year, $180 million construction project includes improvements to I-265, I-71, and I-64 through a…
November 01, 2019
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently released a data-driven list of projects that are candidates for state transportation funding, using initial results from the State Highway Investment Formula for Tomorrow (SHIFT). The results of the data-driven list will be a key component in…
June 27, 2019
John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge
The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge has been closed to vehicular traffic for almost two months. Image: City of Covington
Repair plans for the reopening of the John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge in Covington, Kentucky, are expected to be announced by the end of the week.  A spokesperson from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet—which maintains the bridge—told city officials that the state is continuing to accept bids…
June 17, 2019
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