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Transportation Officials Remind Kentucky Vehicle Owners About Registration Options Given Delayed March Renewal Notices April Vehicle Registration NoticesStatewideFrankfort4/10/2024
Mailed notices expected to arrive mid-April
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; allen.blair@ky.gov
Kentuckians Urged to Plan Now for Memorable and Safe Total Solar Eclipse Next Week2024 Solar Eclipse - One Week AwayStatewideFrankfort4/3/2024
Be prepared for influx of visitors and heavy traffic for April 8 event
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; keith.todd@ky.gov
New Kentucky Highway Safety Website Provides User-Friendly Resource to Promote Safer Roads  New KOHS WebsiteStatewideFrankfort3/28/2024
Features state, county data and new “Memory Lane” tribute page to honor lives lost on Kentucky highways
Contact Email: erin.eggen@ky.gov
Truckers, Travelers Urged To Plan for Extra Traffic Before and After April 8 Solar Eclipse Solar Eclipse Trucker ReleaseStatewideFrankfort3/22/2024
Heavy traffic expected due to influx of visitors in and through Kentucky
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; allen.blair@ky.gov
State Transportation Crews Treating Roadsides for Noxious Weeds2024 Noxious WeedsStatewideFrankfort3/21/2024
Controlling invasive plants protects infrastructure and maintains roadway visibility
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; allen.blair@ky.gov
Transportation Cabinet Urges Kentuckians and Businesses to Prepare for Extra Traffic Ahead of April 8 Total Solar Eclipse2024 Solar Eclipse AdvisoryStatewidePaducah3/7/2024
Influx of visitors expected to increase demand for food and fuel
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; keith.todd@ky.gov
Transportation Planners Seek Public Input to Develop Kentucky’s Rail PlanRail Plan Public MeetingsStatewideFrankfort3/6/2024
March meetings set for Fulton, Louisville, Ashland; online survey available Monday
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; allen.blair@ky.gov
Kentuckians Reminded to Designate a Sober Driver this St. Patrick’s DaySt Patricks Day Buzzed DrivingStatewideFrankfort3/5/2024
Buzzed Driving is Drunk Driving
Contact Email: erin.eggen@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Provides Update on Eastern Kentucky High-Ground CommunitiesEastern Kentucky High Ground CommunitiesStatewideEolia / Whitesburg / Leburn / Hazard2/27/2024
Governor also awarded over $8.6 million to increase access to clean water, improve Jenkins City Hall and more
Contact Email: crystal.staley@ky.gov; james.hatchett@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear, Officials Break Ground on First EV Charging Station in Southeastern U.S. Supported by Federal Program EV Charger Circle K GroundbreakingStatewideRichmond2/19/2024
 Four fast chargers coming to Circle K in Richmond; second round of funds announced to expand EV network
Contact Email: crystal.staley@ky.gov; james.hatchett@ky.gov
Rain and Snow Across the Commonwealth Expected to Impact Morning Commute on TuesdayWet Snow to Create Hazardous Driving ConditionsStatewideFrankfort2/12/2024
Freezing overnight temperatures likely to cause slick driving conditions
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; allen.blair@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Announces Design Build Team Executing $9.5 Million Project to Improve Highway Safety Along Interstates Prone to Wrong-Way Crashes Wrong-Way Grant Contract AwardedStatewideFrankfort2/8/2024
Pilot project to begin this summer to test technology on select ramps in Fayette County
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Total Solar Eclipse Expected to Bring More Visitors, Traffic to Kentucky April 82024 Solar Eclipse Traffic AdvisoryStatewideFrankfort2/6/2024
State and local agencies ask spectators to prepare, expect traffic delays
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; keith.todd@ky.gov
Elizabethtown Driver Licensing Regional Office Moving to Larger, Permanent Location To Better Serve KentuckiansCORRECTION - DLRO in Elizabethtown Moving to Larger LocationStatewideFrankfort1/31/2024
CORRECTION: Temporary and Permanent office addresses have been corrected.
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Elizabethtown Driver Licensing Regional Office Moving to Larger, Permanent Location To Better Serve KentuckiansDLRO in Elizabethtown Moving to Larger LocationStatewideFrankfort1/31/2024
New office features increased parking and bigger lobby
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Brent Spence Bridge Corridor Project Marks Another Major Milestone with Release of Environmental Document for Public ReviewBrent Spence Bridge Hearings and Supplemental Environmental AssessmentStatewideFrankfort1/26/2024
Five February Public Hearings Set in Ohio, Kentucky and Online to Seek Feedback
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov; jake.ryle@ky.gov
Coveted Transportation Engineering Scholarship Deadline Fast Approaching2024 Scholarship Deadline ApproachingStatewideFrankfort1/23/2024
Eligible students are encouraged to apply by Feb.1
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Snowfall Overnight Creates Hazardous Driving ConditionsSnowfall Overnight Creates Hazardous Driving ConditionsStatewideFrankfort1/19/2024
State crews battling the elements ahead of expected arctic temperatures
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Governor’s 2024 Recommended Highway Plan Outlines 6-Year Proposal To Maintain Roads and Bridges, Advance Priority Projects2024 Recommended Highway PlanStatewideFrankfort1/17/2024
Funding supports safe upkeep of infrastructure and regional transportation improvements
Contact Email: crystal.staley@ky.gov; james.hatchett@ky.gov
State Crews Respond to Winter Weather Conditions as More Snow Forecasted to Fall This Afternoon Into TomorrowCrews Respond to Winter WeatherStatewideFrankfort1/15/2024
Frigid temps and low pavement temps create travel challenges, impact salt material effectiveness
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Strong Winds Tonight Could Create Hazardous Driving Conditions, Wintry Weather Likely This WeekHigh Winds Rain and Winter Mix to Impact TravelStatewideFrankfort1/8/2024
Winds exceeding 40 mph, power outages, flying debris and snow accumulation possible in some areas
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Kentuckians Advised to Drive with Caution During Light Wintry Mix Forecasted to Start Friday Night Potential Winter Weather Affect TravelStatewideFrankfort1/4/2024
Wintry mix Friday night with potential snow accumulations this weekend
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
License Plates Stay with Drivers Beginning in 2024Plate-to-CustomerStatewideFrankfort12/21/2023
Updated vehicle registration database allows for easier vehicle ownership procedures for drivers in Kentucky

Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
New Laws Creating Fees for Electric and Hybrid Vehicles Will Take Effect Jan. 1, 2024EV Hybrid Ownership FeesStatewideFrankfort12/21/2023
Laws aim to ensure equitable sharing of road maintenance costs through an electric and hybrid vehicle ownership fee and battery charging tax similar to motor fuel tax
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Possible Snow Showers Monday May Impact Travel Conditions Winter Weather May Impact Travel MondayStatewideFrankfort12/18/2023
Wintry mix may cause temporary poor visibility and hazardous conditions, travelers advised to stay weather aware and slow down on roadways
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Kentucky Drivers Reminded to Plan Safe Rides this Holiday Season 2023 Drive Sober Holiday Press ConferenceStatewideFrankfort12/13/2023
‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ continues through New Year’s Day
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Kentucky Receives $1.2 Million Grant to Help Reduce Vehicle Collisions Involving WildlifeWildlife Vehicle Crash Reduction GrantStatewideFrankfort12/8/2023
Funds will support a wildlife-vehicle collision reduction plan and a regional pilot study to identify factors that lead to crashes
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
2023 Adopt-A-Highway Art Contest Winners Announced AAH 2023 Art Contest AnnouncementStatewideFrankfort12/7/2023
12 Kentucky students selected from nearly 900 entries to promote litter-free roadsides
Contact Email: stephanie.hunt@ky.gov
Kentucky Law Enforcement Honored for Impaired Driving Enforcement 2023 Impaired Driving Enforcement AwardsStatewideFrankfort11/29/2023
Ceremony salutes efforts to save lives on Kentucky roadways
Contact Email: naitore.djigbenou@ky.gov
Gov. Beshear Announces Contracts for Major Transportation Projects in Eastern KentuckyTransportation Project Contracts for Perry and Pike CountiesStatewideFrankfort11/16/2023
Includes access road to Skyview high-ground community in Perry County, final section of new U.S. 460 in Pike County
Contact Email: crystal.staley@ky.gov; scottie.ellis@ky.gov
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