Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

State transportation funds of $75,000 will be used to stabilize and support a historic Kentucky bridge damaged by floodwaters this summer.

More substantial repairs will be done later on Mason County’s Dover Covered Bridge.

State Releases Highway Project Priority List

Jun 27, 2017

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is releasing a list of statewide projects to help in the development of the next highway plan. 

Regional transportation leaders are being asked to help prioritize road projects.

Bluegrass citizens heading to Eastern Kentucky this Thanksgiving weekend may find travel different than last year.  Construction teams and local residents near Salyersville are celebrating the completion of a two-mile stretch of the Mountain Parkway Expansion.

Project Manager Marshall Carrier said it’s an eye-catcher.  “When you get into the Gifford Road area,” he said, “the world opens up and it really looks like a whole other part of the world for the people that are accustomed to coming through that particular corridor."

Crews battling wildfires in southeastern Kentucky are seeing progress but travel in smoky areas remains a concern.

Kentucky Division of Forestry Spokesman Mark Weidewitsch calls the current firefighting strategy as in the “mop up stage.”  With weekend rains and a little more forecast for midweek, Weidewitsch hopes state personnel can be relieved and only local crews will be needed to fight fires by Thanksgiving.