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Lexington preparing for forecasted winter weather; drivers urged to use caution during a.m. commute

With a rain/snow mix expected in the evening hours combined with temperatures expected below freezing, the City is urging drivers to use extra caution on their morning commute. The City will be responding to calls for emergency treatment on roadways, bridges, hills and overpasses to ensure safe travel. As winter weather approaches, the City of Lexington is prepared. “Kentucky weather is oftentimes...

Kentucky’s roads and bridges in need of critical repairs, but some lawmakers focused on airports

By Nadia Ramlagan Public News Service Kentucky’s roads and bridges are in dire need of repair, but some lawmakers are focused on airports. U.S. Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., has proposed raising the Passenger Facility Charge, a $4.50-per-flight fee used to fund airport projects. However, Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayer’s Union, said Passenger Facility Charge revenue has climbed...

KYTC promotes work zone safety during construction season; motorists reminded to slow down

As warm weather sweeps across Kentucky bringing signs of spring, motorists can expect to see orange cones and flashing lights on roadways as construction and maintenance activities resume. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is driving attention to National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) – April 8-12 – to encourage motorists to take a vested interest in work zone safety by slowing down...

Kentucky infrastructure earns overall GPA of ‘C-‘ from Civil Engineers, many areas in the ‘D’ range

The Kentucky Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has released the 2019 Report Card for Kentucky’s Infrastructure, giving 10 categories of infrastructure an overall grade of “C-.” Kentucky civil engineers examined the state’s aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, energy, hazardous waste, levees, roads, solid waste and wastewater. The report evaluated the 10 categories...

KYTC selects Stantec to manage $700 million Bridging Kentucky rehab and replacement program

Global consulting firm Stantec has been selected by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to assist in the planning, development, management, delivery, and oversight of the new Bridging Kentucky rehabilitation and replacement program. The Stantec-led Bridging Kentucky Program Team will have responsibility for more than 1,000 bridges across the state. As a critical first step, the team will help...