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TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Overweight, over-dimensional load will cause lane blockages throughout state WednesdayOversize Load Traffic AdvisoryStatewideFrankfort1/29/2019
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) advises motorists of road and lane blockages and potential traffic delays on major highways in northern, central and southwestern counties throughout the day Wednesday, Jan. 30.
Contact Email: keith.buckhout@ky.gov
Transportation crews pretreat roads in advance of weekend wintry weatherTransportation crews pretreat roads in advance of weekend wintry weatherStatewideFrankfort1/11/2019
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) crews across the Commonwealth are pretreating roads today in advance of expected snow and freezing rain forecasted in parts of the state beginning Friday evening.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov / jordan.smith@ky.gov
Phased county rollout of Kentucky’s new, secure driver’s licenses begins in MarchConfidentKY Rollout Schedule AnnouncementStatewideFrankfort1/7/2019
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has announced the anticipated rollout of the state’s new identity credentials, slated to become available gradually in counties beginning in March 2019 through spring.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Cabinet launches new system to provide real-time truck parking availabilityTruck Parking Information Management System AnnouncementStatewideFrankfort1/4/2019
Truck Parking Information Management System (TPIMS) will display information to truckers on high-volume roadways – including Interstates 65, 71 and 75 in Kentucky – through dynamic roadside signs.
Contact Email: jordan.smith@ky.gov
KYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering studentsKYTC offers scholarships for civil engineering studentsStatewideFrankfort12/19/2018
KYTC will award up to 30 new scholarships for the 2018-2019 school year for prospective and current college students pursuing civil engineering and engineering technology degrees.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Resolution Passed to Update RiverLink Business RulesResolution Passed to Update RiverLink Business RulesStatewideLouisville12/18/2018
The Joint Board and Tolling Body met today and approved resolutions ratifying selection of a new toll services advisor and amending business rules for RiverLink, the all-electronic tolling system for the Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges...
Contact Email: mindy@c2strategic.com; naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, State Farm® team up to provide state’s free roadside serviceKYTC and State Farm® team up to provide SAFE Patrol serviceStatewideFrankfort12/18/2018
Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas today announced State Farm as the new sponsor of the state’s highly regarded SAFE Patrol free roadway assistance service – marking the first time a public and private entity have teamed up for the program.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet provides update to local leaders on status of US 641 expansion projectUS 641 Project Status UpdateStatewidePaducah12/17/2018
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials briefed elected leaders from Caldwell, Crittenden and Lyon counties today to update them on the status of potential routes for an improved US 641 between Fredonia and Eddyville.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Kentucky awarded $59.5 million in competitive federal funds to improve infrastructureBUILD Grants AnnouncementStatewideFrankfort12/10/2018
The Calloway County Fiscal Court, Pulaski County Fiscal Court and Owensboro Riverport Authority are the recipients of grants totaling $59.5 million to fund projects that improve safety, access and mobility for motorists and freight movement in Kentucky.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Personalized license plates expire in birth month beginning January 2019Personalized License Plates UpdateStatewideFrankfort12/6/2018
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has announced all personalized license plates will transition to a birth month expiration beginning January 2, 2019 to comply with House Bill 530.
Contact Email: jordan.smith@ky.gov
Gov. Bevin Announces Construction on New I-65 Interchange in Bullitt CountyGov. Bevin Announces Construction on New I-65 Interchange in Bullitt CountyStatewideFrankfort12/6/2018
Gov. Matt Bevin today joined Congressman Brett Guthrie, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas, state legislators, local officials and leaders from the business community to kick off construction of a new interchange on Interstate 65
Contact Email: nicole.burton@ky.gov / naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
KYTC awarded $7 million from Federal Transit Administration for rural transit agenciesKYTC awarded $7 million FTA grant for rural transit agenciesStatewideFrankfort12/3/2018
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas has announced $7 million in grants from the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) for rural Kentucky transit agencies to improve bus transit services across the Commonwealth.
Contact Email: jordan.smith@ky.gov
Transportation officials encourage residents to gather documents for upcoming license changes and check expiration date ahead of holiday travelConfident Kentucky Document List and Expiration Date ReminderStatewideFrankfort11/19/2018
With large numbers of travelers expected to take to the skies and roads this holiday season, KYTC is encouraging license holders to check their card’s expiration date to avoid delays at airport security checkpoints and possible citations on the road.
Contact Email: jordan.smith@ky.gov
State transportation crews ready to respond to winter weather this snow and ice seasonKYTC Prepared for Snow and Ice SeasonStatewideFrankfort11/13/2018
Stocked salt supplies, trained maintenance crews and 1,400 plow trucks are ready to respond during this snow and ice season. Approximately 2,000 KYTC snowfighters are responsible for maintaining more than 28,000 miles of road during winter weather events.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Vehicle crash claims life of Transportation Cabinet employee in Wolfe CountyVehicle crash claims life of Transportation Cabinet employee in Wolfe CountyStatewideJackson11/9/2018
A crash involving two vehicles claimed the life of a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) employee on Thursday, November 8, 2018 and resulted in the injury of the other driver.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; hb.elkins@ky.gov
Gov. Bevin Announces 2019 Construction Project to Complete U.S. 460 BypassGeorgetown Bypass Construction Project Announcement EventStatewideFrankfort11/1/2018
Gov. Matt Bevin joined Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas and local legislators at the Scott County Courthouse today to announce construction plans for the remaining portion of U.S. 460 bypass in Georgetown.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Transportation Cabinet grants $1.3 million in multimodal freight improvementsTransportation Cabinet grants $1.3 million in multimodal freight improvementsStatewideFrankfort10/30/2018
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Secretary Greg Thomas has approved the issuance of $1,323,733 in grants to improve multimodal freight transportation through the Kentucky Rail Crossing Improvement (KRCI) Program.
Contact Email: jordan.smith@ky.gov
Adopt-a-Highway Program accepting entries for 2018 Art ContestAdopt-a-Highway Program accepting entries for 2018 Art ContestStatewideFrankfort10/22/2018
KYTC encourages school-aged students from across the Commonwealth to submit original artwork for the annual Adopt-a-Highway Art Contest to promote a litter-free Kentucky and earn a prize. The entry deadline is Friday, Nov. 16.
Contact Email: keith.buckhout@ky.gov
KYTC issues emergency declaration in anticipation of Hurricane Michael damageHurricane Michael Emergency Declaration AnnouncementStatewideFrankfort10/10/2018
Declaration waives certain commercial motor carrier regulations for operators proving relief to affected areas
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Adopt-a-Highway groups to give roadsides a ‘Fall Sweep’Adopt-a-Highway 2018 Fall Sweep announcementStatewideFrankfort10/4/2018
October is a time for football, colorful leaves and flannel. For the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), October 8-14 is also time for the Commonwealth’s Adopt-a-Highway groups to participate in the “Fall Sweep” to clear roadside litter.
Contact Email: keith.buckhout@ky.gov
Bridging Kentucky program begins restoration of two dozen bridgesBridging KY begins restoration of two dozen bridgesStatewideFrankfort10/4/2018
Work is starting on about two dozen bridges, and the Bridging Kentucky program is laying the groundwork for 2019 to be one of the busiest bridge-building years in the state’s history.
Contact Email: ed@c2strategic.com
Federal extension allows continued use of current Kentucky driver’s licenses for air travelDHS grants Kentucky REAL ID extensionStatewideFrankfort10/1/2018
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted the Commonwealth a REAL ID extension to allow Kentuckians to use their current state driver’s license to board domestic flights and visit military bases.
Contact Email: jordan.smith@ky.gov
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveils new license designKentucky Transportation Cabinet unveils new license designStatewideFrankfort9/24/2018
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet unveiled the design of the 2019 driver’s licenses, permits and personal IDs today and walked through the evolution of credentials at a press event at the Louisville International Airport.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; jordan.smith@ky.gov
KYTC issues emergency declaration in advance of Hurricane FlorenceKYTC issues emergency declaration in advance of Hurricane FlorenceStatewideFrankfort9/11/2018
In anticipation of Hurricane Florence and its potential to cause damage to the southeastern United States, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas has waived certain regulations on commercial motor carriers involved in the relief effort.
Contact Email: jordan.smith@ky.gov
Transportation Cabinet announces funding for upgrades to Marina at Rowena access roadRowena Marina announcementStatewideFrankfort8/27/2018
As part of Governor Matt Bevin’s ongoing commitment to provide a modern and safe transportation system that encourages economic growth across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has approved $217,000 in discretionary funding...
Contact Email: jordan.smith@ky.gov; amber.hale@ky.gov
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Joins Kentucky Transportation Cabinet at Celebration of Proposed $67.5 Million Grant for I-71/75 Boone County Interchange ImprovementsINFRA Grant AnnouncementStatewideFrankfort8/24/2018
U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao joined Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas and other business leaders and officials to celebrate a proposed $67.5 million Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) grant.
Contact Email: betty@rasormarketing.com; naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Upcoming changes to state licenses give Kentuckians options to stay on the moveConfident Kentucky LaunchStatewideFrankfort8/13/2018
The credential Kentuckians rely on most to verify their identities will undergo major upgrades in 2019 to enhance security and to keep travelers on the move.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission to meet Aug. 2 via webKentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission to meet Aug. 2 via webStatewideFrankfort7/31/2018
The Kentucky Bicycle and Bikeway Commission (KBBC) will hold a web-based video conference meeting on Thursday, Aug. 2, 2018, at 9:30 a.m. EDT. The meeting can be accessed at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/774370237. The agenda is below.
Contact Email: keith.buckhout@ky.gov
Disabled placard changes coming this fall to curb fraudDisabled placard changes coming this fall to curb fraudStatewideFrankfort7/27/2018
Design improvements and new fees expected to help disabled populations
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Commonwealth Preservation Trades Board to meet Thursday, July 12 in LouisvilleCommonwealth Preservation Trades Board MeetingStatewideFrankfort7/6/2018
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Commonwealth Preservation Trades Board will meet Thursday, July 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Louisville.
Contact Email: Keith.Buckhout@ky.gov
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