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Brookport Bridge Work Taking Longer than Expected
Friday, July 25, 2014 6:11 PM
The US 45 Ohio River Brookport Bridge is expected to remain closed for about another week. Officials now estimate the bridge will be back open around August 4th. Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the Geenway Trail Tunnel Project was scheduled to be completed by Tuesday, however the bridge will remain closed to all traffic for about another week to allow a ...
Ramp Motor Malfunction Closes Dorena-Hickman Ferry
Friday, July 25, 2014 9:00 AM
The Dorena-Hickman Ferry is closed due to a malfunctioning ramp motor. Captain Ed Floyd says there is no way to determine how long repairs might take, so the ferry is out of service until further notice. The Dorena-Hickman Ferry connects KY 1354 at Hickman, KY, with Missouri Route A and Route 77 near Dorena, MO. ...
Reidland Teen Killed, 3 Injured in Marshall Crash
Friday, July 25, 2014 6:33 AM
A single vehicle crash in Marshall County has killed a 15 year old teenager from Reidland and injured three others from Marshall County. The Marshall County Sheriff's Office says 15-year old Taylor Leigh of Reidland was driving a Kia Soul on Arant Road just south of Symsonia Highway. The Sheriff's Office says Leigh lost control of the vehicle after cresting a hill at a high ...
Downtown Power Outage Affects Businesses, Traffic
Thursday, July 24, 2014 5:07 PM
A power outage Thursday afternoon affected about 158 customers in downtown Paducah, and also disrupted traffic flow. Andrea Underwood with Paducah Power said electricity was restored after 1 hour and 20 minutes, and the problem was isolated to an underground wire between 5th and 7th streets. Crews will still have to make that repair Friday, but were able to flip some switches to make sure ...
Police Step Up Patrols on Brookport Bridge
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:55 PM
Paducah police officers will be providing extra patrols on the Brookport Bridge for the next week or so. The Kentucky Department of Transportation has requested the extra patrols to help enforce the bridge closure while work is completed on Paducah’s Greenway Trail Tunnel. Paducah police want to remind everyone that the closure applies to pedestrians, bicyclists and anyone else not ...
US 641 Restrictions Near Marshall Co High Friday
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 5:49 PM
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on US 641 near the entrance to Marshall County High School on Friday. KYTC Spokesman Keith Todd said this lane restriction near Billy Watkins Road and High School Road is to allow the placement of a cross drain in the already established work zone for construction of new turn lanes for the high ...
Fire in Murray's Court Square
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 4:18 PM
UPDATE: As of Wednesday afternoon, fire departments were still on the scene, checking for hot spots and structural integrity of remaining buildings, and assisting in the investigation into what caused the early-morning blaze. It may be a couple of days before the exact cause of the fire is released to the public. State transportation officials say Highway 94 (Main Street) is open and traffic ...
Lane Restrictions in Place Along I-24 Toward TN
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 9:11 AM
Drivers along Interstate 24 in southwestern Kentucky will have to slow down a bit. Shoulder and lane restrictions are in place along the road in Christian County from Exit 86 to mile marker 93 at the Kentucky-Tennessee state line, a distance of about 7 miles. There is also a 55 mile per hour work zone speed limit. Transportation officials say the ...
Work on US 68 Near Marshall Co High Begins Wed
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 12:33 PM
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict traffic to one lane on US 68 near the entrance to Marshall County High School on Wednesday and Thursday. This lane restriction on US 68 near High School Road is to allow the placement of a cross drain beneath the roadway. It is in the already established work zone for construction of new turn lanes for the high ...
Area Highways in $1 Billion Construction Plan
Tuesday, July 22, 2014 11:05 AM
Gov. Pat Quinn has approved an approximately $1 billion capital construction spending plan intended to repair Illinois roads and bridges. The Chicago Democrat signed the bipartisan measure Tuesday. It also provides lawmakers with opportunities for ribbon-cutting ceremonies in an election year. But some legislators were concerned the plan didn't offer details when the Legislature ...
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