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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Needs Your Input Multi-use Trail in LouisvilleKy’s A.B. Sawyer Park

Louisville, KY., – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), in partnership with the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are seeking public input regarding the proposed construction of a multi-use path in A.B. Sawyer Park, a public-use recreational resource protected under Section 4(f) of the Transportation Act of 1966. The general project description is to construct a shared use path through A.B. Sawyer Park from Whipps Mill Road to the Forest Green Greenway. The path will traverse under Hurstbourne Parkway and cross over Middle Fork Beargrass Creek to connect with the existing Forest Green Greenway. The project also provides sidewalk connectivity along Hurstbourne…

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A Year of RiverLink Tolling in LouisvilleKY sees A Year of Growth

From Number of prepaid accounts and transponders nearly doubles The first year of tolling on three bridges connecting Louisville and Southern Indiana saw significant growth in the number of RiverLink prepaid accounts and the number of RiverLink transponders requested. Nearly 150,000 RiverLink prepaid accounts were opened in the first year of tolling and nearly 335,000 transponders requested. “We’re encouraged to see both the number of RiverLink accounts opened and transponders requested nearly double in the first year of tolling,” said Megan McLain, innovative finance manager with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. “But, we want to see more drivers crossing the…

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Heads up travelers on LouisvilleKy’s I-65 south: it’ll be closed this weekend

Interstate 65 South closed in Jefferson County September 8-11 Interstate to be closed to accommodate safety improvements Story from Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s website Louisville, KY (Sept. 6, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) reminds motorists that a portion of Interstate 65 South will be closed this weekend in Jefferson County. This interstate shut-down is the first of two weekend closures, one in each direction, to accommodate safety improvements and other roadway maintenance. I-65 South is scheduled for closure this weekend between I-64 and I-264 (mile markers 130.6 to 136.4). All driving lanes, exit ramps and entrance ramps will be closed…

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Watch out for road crews LouisvilleKY as we prepare for our first snow of the season

Brine solution applied to roadways in advance of winter precipitation LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 4, 2017) – Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews in Louisville and the surrounding counties will be pre-treating interstates and other routes today in preparation for the snow that is expected to fall on Thursday. Motorists should be alert for slow moving trucks on area roads spraying brine throughout the day. The pre-treatment of “salt-brine” gives KYTC crews a head start on the winter weather. The brine dries on pavement surfaces leaving a thin layer of salt that will activate when precipitation begins to fall. The salt-water…

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Get Ready LouisvilleKY – The date for tolling has been set

Louisville, Ky., – Tolling on the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project is scheduled to begin Friday, December 30. Tolled bridges include the new I-65 Abraham Lincoln Bridge, the improved I-65 Kennedy Bridge and the new East End bridge. “Critical system testing is complete,” said Clint Murphy, director of tolling oversight for the Indiana Department of Transportation. “While system preparations are continuing, we’ve cleared the necessary hurdles to set a start date for tolling. The Ohio River Bridges Project will mean faster and safer commutes for drivers. Without tolling, this new and improved transportation system would not be…

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LouisvilleKY and Indiana bridge wins national recognition

White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. (Aug. 30, 2016) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has earned a regional award in the 2016 America’s Transportation Awards competition. The Abraham Lincoln Bridge is the winner in the Quality of Life/Community Development – Large Category. The award recognizes a transportation project that has contributed to the general quality of life and economic development of local communities. Priority was given to projects that enhance transit, demonstrate community involvement and illustrate the public benefit for users. The Abraham Lincoln Bridge is the centerpiece of the Downtown Crossing, part of the Louisville – Southern Indiana Ohio River…

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Louisville Ky bridge and construction work can’t be blamed for Thunder traffic tomorrow

CLEARING THE WAY FOR THUNDER No work and no new closures Saturday   LOUISVILLE, Ky.  – With hundreds of thousands of people expected in Downtown Louisville and Southern Indiana on Saturday for Thunder Over Louisville, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Walsh Construction want to make the trip as easy as possible for the large crowds. The air show and fireworks display will mean a brief break in activity for crews working on the Downtown Crossing portion of the Ohio River Bridges Project.  No construction work and no new overnight closures are scheduled for Saturday. Crews with Walsh Construction have been working this…

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New Louisville Ky Bridge to grace 2016 KDF Pegasus Pin

Louisville, KY – The Kentucky Derby Festival has unveiled one of the first signs of spring – the 2016 Pegasus Pin image.  This year’s pin design features the newly opened Abraham Lincoln Bridge and was released as part of a sponsorship announcement with RiverLink, the new all-electronic tolling system, making the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project possible. RiverLink is partnering with the 2016 Festival to help reach drivers, provide the information they need and answer their questions about how to travel the new bridges in the most affordable way possible. Tolling is not expected to begin until late 2016….