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Paving on Woodlands Trace Byway Starts Monday
Sunday, July 05, 2015 9:25 AM
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans paving along The Woodlands Trace National Scenic Byway at Land Between The Lakes starting Monday, July 6. Paving will run from the Kentucky-Tennessee state line extending northward to about the 7 mile marker, and is expected to take about 4 days to complete. The paving crew will then move to FH 160. This is the connector between ...
Single-Vehicle Crash Injures Boaz Man
Saturday, July 04, 2015 1:42 PM
A McCracken County man was injured early Saturday in a single-vehicle accident. The McCracken County Sheriff's Department responded just after 3:30 am to the 7600 block of Clinton Road. They determined that 22-year-old James Farmer of Boaz was driving south on Clinton Road when he says he swerved to miss a deer in the road. His vehicle left the right side of the road and hit a tree. Farmer ...
Police Doing Extra Patrols for Holiday Weekend
Saturday, July 04, 2015 11:02 AM
Law enforcement officials are warning Illinois motorists not to drink and drive and to buckle up over the holiday weekend. Illinois State Police say they're joining forces with more than 270 law enforcement agencies to conduct 100 roadside safety checks and 500 "saturation patrols" across the state. They're also planning more than 550 seat belt enforcement zones. Illinois State Police ...
Sheriff's Dept. Gets Grant for Safety Checkpoints
Thursday, July 02, 2015 2:38 PM
The McCracken County Sheriff’s Department has received a state grant for almost $20,000, which they will use to set up periodic traffic safety checkpoints over the next year. The checkpoints will be set up at verious times on highways and county roads where statistics have shown an elevated number of crashes and/or traffic violations. During the checkpoints, Deputies will be ...
Ledbetter Bridge Restrictions Begin Monday
Thursday, July 02, 2015 6:00 AM
Traffic on the Tennessee River bridge at Ledbetter will be restricted to one lane starting Monday for inspection of the bridge structure. Equipment and personnel will be on the bridge between 8am and 4pm for about a week. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reminds drivers that the posted speed limit on the bridge is 45 miles per hour. Due to continued reports of speeding on the ...
Some IL Work Zones Coming Down for Holiday Weekend
Monday, June 29, 2015 8:28 PM
To improve traffic flow and reduce congestion for Fourth of July holiday travelers, the Illinois Department of Transportation today announced that non-emergency roadwork will be suspended, where possible, from 3 pm, Thursday, July 2, until 12:01 am, Monday, July 6. Lanes will be opened, where possible, but drivers should stay alert, since lane closures in some areas will remain in effect. ...
Ferry Available to Farmers at Shawneetown Bridge
Monday, June 29, 2015 10:02 AM
A lane restriction begins Monday, June 29 on the Shawneetown Bridge, with a ferry service planned for farmers who must move their equipment during the work period. Delays didn't allow work on the bridge that carries KY Highway 56 and Illinois Route 13 over the Ohio River to begin last week. But contractors have now put a lane restriction and 10-foot width restriction in place while a latex ...
State Police Release Safety Checkpoint Locations
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 6:11 PM
The Kentucky State Police will be conducting traffic safety checkpoints throughout the Post 1 area, checking drivers for DUI and other violations. In a release, KSP says checkpoints promote safety and provide a deterrent for those who violate laws. Their intent is to be highly visible as they check for vehicle equipment problems, confirm insurance and registration for vehicles, and ensure ...
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