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Transportation is doing many exciting projects and other initiatives around the Commonwealth.

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announces winners of 2014 Adopt-a-Highway Poster Contest
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 16, 2014) – Students from Williamstown Independent Schools in Grant County, Drakes Creek Middle School in Warren County, Immaculate Heart of Mary in Boone County and Simpson Elementary in Simpson County took first place in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s 2014 Adopt-a-Highway poster contest.

Kentucky’s commercial vehicle inspection system named ‘Project of the Year’
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Dec. 8, 2014) – Kentucky’s innovative use of technology for screening large commercial trucks that pass through the Commonwealth has been named 2014 Project of the Year by the Intelligent Transportation Society of the Midwest.

Motor fuels tax rate to decline by 4.3 cents per gallon on Jan. 1
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 19, 2014) – Kentucky’s “gas tax” on sales of gasoline, diesel and ethanol motor fuels will drop by 4.3 cents per gallon on New Year’s Day, resulting in a loss to the Kentucky Road Fund of about $129 million on an annualized basis.

Highway crews cleaning up first snowfall of the season
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 17, 2014) Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) road crews have been out since late Sunday night preparing for the first blast of winter weather to blanket a large part of the Commonwealth.
Kentucky finalizes 20-year transportation plan
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 13, 2014) – A guide to achieving Kentucky’s transportation plans and goals for the next 20 years – “Kentucky’s Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan:  Planning to Make a Difference in America’s Tomorrow: 2014-2035 has been finalized.

Governor announces funding for Owensboro road project

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2014) – Gov. Steve Beshear joined state and local officials last week to announce funds for a much-needed rehabilitation project for a portion of U.S. 60 in Daviess County.

KYTC suspends installation of ET-Plus guardrail terminal, pending new crash tests

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 31, 2014) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has temporarily suspended installation of the ET-Plus guardrail end treatment, pending results of new crash tests mandated by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA).​

Transportation Cabinet, Kentucky State Police team up to combat crime of copper wire theft on highways

FRANKFORT, Ky. (Oct. 27, 2014) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) and Kentucky State Police (KSP) are joining forces and offering a reward to attack a crime that is costing Kentucky taxpayers millions of dollars – theft of copper wire from highway lighting systems.

Adopt-a-Highway groups ready to ‘fall sweep’ roadsides
FRANKFORT, Ky.  (Sept. 12, 2014) Volunteers will be out in force next week to “fall sweep” Kentucky highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced today that Sept. 15-21 is Adopt-a-Highway Fall Sweep Week.

I-65 widening project wins regional transportation award
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Aug. 27, 2014) A project that increased traffic capacity, improved safety and reduced congestion along a major artery in southcentral Kentucky has been recognized with a regional transportation award for coming in under budget.

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