Kentucky Transportation Cabinet http://wfpl.org en Kentucky Residents May Soon Need More Than a Driver's License to Get Into Some Federal Buildings http://wfpl.org/post/kentucky-residents-may-soon-need-more-drivers-license-get-some-federal-buildings <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Kentucky residents may have trouble getting into federal buildings with just their driver's license come July 21.</span></p><p>The <a href="https://www.dhs.gov/xlibrary/assets/real-id-act-text.pdf">Real ID Act of 2005</a>, signed by President Bush as a means of deterring terrorism, lays out a strict set for states to issue identification, such as driver's licenses.</p> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:33:11 +0000 Jacob Ryan 9765 at http://wfpl.org Kentucky Residents May Soon Need More Than a Driver's License to Get Into Some Federal Buildings Federal Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Threatens $185 Million in Kentucky Projects http://wfpl.org/post/federal-highway-trust-fund-insolvency-threatens-185-million-kentucky-projects <p>FRANKFORT—&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Congressional inaction threatening the solvency of the Federal Highway Trust Fund may cost Kentucky $185 million for projects, drastically changing how the state pays for road construction, </span>Gov<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Steve </span>Beshear<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> said Wednesday.</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 20:20:46 +0000 Jonathan Meador 9693 at http://wfpl.org Federal Highway Trust Fund Insolvency Threatens $185 Million in Kentucky Projects 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