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From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio

Kentucky’s highway construction season moves into high gear this month. Crews are at work on I-64 in several eastern Kentucky counties. State Transportation Cabinet Spokeswoman Natasha Lacy says the moderate winter means there should actually be fewer road repairs.

“It will be similar probably to last summer. There will be probably less pothole repair work, because we had a mild winter. Therefore we don’t have as many potholes to of course give attention to in previous years when the weather was drastic,” she said.

Maintenance crews are also planning bridge repairs on Lexington’s busy New Circle Road.

In the Louisville area, repair work continues on Interstate 71 and the Kennedy Bridge. 

Rick Howlett is host of WFPL's weekly talk show, "In Conversation."