Kentucky Transportation Cabinet http://wfpl.org en Milton-Madison Bridge Slide Complete; Span Could Open in About One Week http://wfpl.org/post/milton-madison-bridge-slide-complete-span-could-open-about-one-week <p>The Milton-Madison Bridge has been moved onto its permanent home.&nbsp;</p><p>Crews have finished the 55-foot slide of the new, half-mile long truss from temporary piers to refurbished supports that held the previous bridge.</p><p>The slide started back up Thursday morning after crews were forced to stop on Wednesday because of high winds. &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="360" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/nCs7AXooR70?feature=player_embedded" width="540"></iframe>The bridge has been closed since a March 11 construction accident.</p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:53:56 +0000 Rick Howlett & Associated Press 9116 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Launches New Data Website http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-transportation-cabinet-launches-new-data-website <p>The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has created a new website meant to improve access to its data.</p><p>The DataMart includes state highway traffic counts, county-by-county spending numbers, road project information, traffic fatality data and more.</p><p>It can be accessed <a href="http://datamart.business.transportation.ky.gov">here.</a></p> Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 8537 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Launches New Data Website Ramp From I-65 N to I-64 W to Remain Closed for Repairs http://wfpl.org/post/ramp-i-65-n-i-64-w-remain-closed-repairs <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to westbound Interstate 64 in downtown Louisville will remain closed for repairs.</p><p>The ramp was closed suddenly Friday out of concern for what appeared to be deterioration in a support column. An inspection Saturday confirmed the deterioration, and repairs are expected to begin Sunday.</p><p>The company that's building a new bridge downtown, Walsh Construction, will do the repairs, according to officials with the Ohio River Bridges project. There is no timeline on the repairs.&nbsp;</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 19:30:14 +0000 Gabe Bullard 7989 at http://wfpl.org Ramp From I-65 N to I-64 W to Remain Closed for Repairs Pending Inspection, Ramp from I-65 N to I-64 W in Downtown Louisville is Closed http://wfpl.org/post/pending-inspection-ramp-i-65-n-i-64-w-downtown-louisville-closed <p>Kentucky transportation officials on Friday closed the ramp from northbound Interstate 65 to westbound I-64 in downtown Louisville out of concerns for "apparent" deterioration in a support column.</p><p>The ramp will stay closed pending an inspection. The interchange is in the area of the downtown part of the Ohio River Bridges Project, and contractor Walsh Construction will have a structural engineer join transportation cabinet engineers during the "thorough" inspection, the cabinet said in a news release.</p> Sat, 21 Dec 2013 02:35:34 +0000 Joseph Lord 7985 at http://wfpl.org Pending Inspection, Ramp from I-65 N to I-64 W in Downtown Louisville is Closed So It Very Possibly May Snow (and More) in Louisville on Friday http://wfpl.org/post/so-it-very-possibly-may-snow-and-more-louisville-friday <p>It's probably going to snow Friday.</p><p>It's probably going to be a mess.</p><p>That's the word from the National Weather Service in Louisville.</p><p>They're expecting one to five inches of snow (and sleet and freezing rain), depending on what part of Louisville we're talking about. Here's a graphic the NWS posted Thursday afternoon:</p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Louisville is under a Winter Storm Warning from 10 p.m. Thursday to 1 p.m. Saturday.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:30:43 +0000 Joseph Lord 7799 at http://wfpl.org So It Very Possibly May Snow (and More) in Louisville on Friday Texting While Driving Now Costs 3 Points Against a Kentucky Driver's License http://wfpl.org/post/texting-while-driving-now-costs-3-points-against-kentucky-drivers-license <p>Texting while driving can now cost Kentucky drivers three points against their license.</p><p>In August, Gov. Steve Beshear announced that <a href="/post/texting-while-driving-will-cost-3-points-against-kentucky-drivers-license">he’d enacted emergency regulations adding the new penalty.</a></p><p>The regulations went into effect in November after a legislative committee gave no objections,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Transportation Cabinet spokesman Ryan Watts says.</span></p> Sun, 01 Dec 2013 12:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 7718 at http://wfpl.org Texting While Driving Now Costs 3 Points Against a Kentucky Driver's License Financing Options Discussed for New Northern Kentucky Bridge http://wfpl.org/post/financing-options-discussed-new-northern-kentucky-bridge <p>Transportation officials in Kentucky and Ohio are working on a financing plan for a new bridge linking Covington and Cincinnati.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They say the bridge, with an estimated cost of $2.5 billion, is needed to ease congestion on the 50 year old Brent Spence Bridge, which carries Interstate-75 and 71 traffic over the Ohio River. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Chuck Wolfe says that bridge remains sound and would still carry northbound I-71 traffic.</span></p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 20:09:31 +0000 Stu Johnson | Kentucky Public Radio 7089 at http://wfpl.org Financing Options Discussed for New Northern Kentucky Bridge Final Section of Old Milton-Madison Bridge to be Brought Down Thursday http://wfpl.org/post/final-section-old-milton-madison-bridge-be-brought-down-thursday <p>The demolition of the final section of the old Milton-Madison Bridge has been delayed until later this week.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>The 600-foot section was scheduled to be brought down Tuesday morning, but the blast is now postponed until Thursday at 9:00am.</p><p>Officials are asking residents in the Milton, Kentucky area to stay indoors around the time of the blast as a precaution.</p><p>The 84 year old Ohio River Bridge truss is being replaced and its piers are being renovated.</p><p>The new span alongside the bridge will be closed during the blast, as will river traffic.</p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:06:38 +0000 Rick Howlett 6863 at http://wfpl.org Final Section of Old Milton-Madison Bridge to be Brought Down Thursday Kentucky Wildcats are No. 1 in the State — in Specialty License Plates http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-wildcats-are-no-1-state-specialty-license-plates <p>The Louisville Cardinals and Kentucky<a href="/post/cardinals-wildcats-battle-governors-cup-football-bragging-rights"> Wildcats kickoff their annual football game</a> Saturday with the team in red as <a href="http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/odds/spread">big favorites.</a> But, if you're heading to Lexington—or just driving around the state—what type of license plates are you most likely to see?</p> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Lord 6819 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Wildcats are No. 1 in the State — in Specialty License Plates Committee Expects To Approve Ohio River Bridges Tolls Thursday Morning, Rates Still Uncertain http://wfpl.org/post/committee-expects-approve-ohio-river-bridges-tolls-thursday-morning-rates-still-uncertain <p>The Indiana and Kentucky bi-state tolling body will meet Thursday morning and decide toll rates for the Ohio River Bridges Project, but those rates are subject to change if the project’s costs change, officials say.</p><p>Tolls have not been met with open arms by everyone, but bi-state officials say tolls are a necessary funding mechanism for new East End and downtown bridges and the reconstruction of Spaghetti Junction.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 10:45:19 +0000 Devin Katayama 6718 at http://wfpl.org Committee Expects To Approve Ohio River Bridges Tolls Thursday Morning, Rates Still Uncertain