Statewide Initiatives and Regional Projects

Connecting the Commonwealth is at the heart of what we do. From renewing our roads and bridges to advancing driver services for citizens and commerce, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is committed to providing a transportation system that is safe, efficient and drives the economy. KYTC is aggressively pursuing initiatives and projects that maintain our infrastructure while getting the most mileage out of every dollar to improve the quality of life for Kentuckians. Below is a sampling of the initiatives and regional projects happening across the state. Select a project tile below to learn more. ​​

​Statewide Initiatives

Brent Spence Bridge CorridorBrent Spence Bridge Corridor

The passage of the bipartisan federal infrastructure package has created a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve the quality of life for travelers who use the Brent Spence Bridge. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Ohio Department of Transportation are pursuing federal funding to solidify plans to construct a new companion bridge and execute eight miles of interstate improvements to improve safety and travel along one of the most important national commerce corridors. LINK TO PAGE

Get there together Long Range Transportation Plan Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan

KYTC is updating its Long-Range Statewide Transportation Plan (LRSTP) and gathering input from the traveling public through a statewide transportation survey. To take the survey and learn more, visit

Emergency NoticeEmergency Notice

Free online service for Kentucky drivers to designate an emergency contact law enforcement can notify in the event of a serious vehicle crash or emergency situation.

Kentucky Riverports Highway & Rail Freight StudyKentucky Riverports Highway & Rail Freight Study

KYTC will develop an understanding of both strengths and weaknesses of the current freight network, recommend improvements to create efficiencies and strengthen the system, and demonstrate the ability to connect with critical markets and supply chain sectors domestically and abroad.

Know Your Limits Know Your Limits 

Heavy emergency vehicles use bridges and culverts to transport staff and equipment in critical situations. KYTC has developed a resource for fire departments to search for bridge and axle weight limits, and to review an interactive map of bridges with weight limits sorted by county.

Linking KentuckyLinking Kentucky

Linking Kentucky is a planning study that will examine current and future transportation needs, gather insights from leaders and citizens and prioritize those corridors that have the greatest potential to better link Kentucky’s regions and improve mobility, accessibility and safety.


Kentucky is advancing the issuance and production process of driver's licenses, permits and personal IDs in an effort to improve the security of state-issued credentials and to comply with federal REAL ID standards.

Shift LogoSHIFT

The Strategic Highway Investment Formula for Tomorrow (SHIFT) is a data-driven, objective approach to prioritize transportation spending. Watch this video to learn more about how SHIFT is making every dollar count.


Truck Parking Information Management System Truck Parking Information Management System 

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has partnered with seven other states to launch a real-time parking availability information system for commercial drivers to improve the safety and efficiency of the region’s freight network.

Bridging Kentucky

Bridging Kentucky

Bridging Kentucky is one of the nation's most aggressive bridge rehabilitation and replacement programs in the nation. 

Vested in Work Zone SafetyVested in Work Zone Safety

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s year-round initiative to improve work zone safety by encouraging safe driving behaviors for motorists and safe practices for workers.

​Regional Projects

Driving NKY ProgressDriving Northern Kentucky Progress

Northern Kentucky is booming and this website is dedicated to major projects scheduled in the region that improve safety, support job creation, and provide better access to drivers who travel throughout northern Kentucky.  


I-Move KYI-Move Kentucky

I-Move Kentucky is the state’s innovative approach to improving the safety, ease of travel, and quality of life for travelers and businesses that frequently use I-265, I-71, and I-64.  Using a four-projects-in-one approach, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will be able to address some of its highest-priority transportation needs.

I-64/I-75 Widening

I-64/I-75 Widening

The two-mile project will widen I-75/I-64 from six to eight lanes between Paris Pike, & Newtown Pike exits in Lexington, KY (Fayette Co.). 


Mountain Parkway Expansion

Mountain Parkway Expansion

The Mountain Parkway Expansion will improve highway safety along a vital corridor and close the transportation gap to improve access to eastern Kentucky.

Ohio River Crossing Ohio River Crossing

 The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) and KYTC are committed to improving the I-69 corridor by creating an I-69 Ohio River Crossing (I-69 ORX) between Evansville, In. and Henderson, Ky.

U.S. 641 ExpansionU.S. 641 Expansion

The U.S. 641 project, from Eddyville to Fredonia, aims to better connect the region and improve safety and mobility.

Highway DistrictsHighway Districts

Find out about transportation projects and meetings of interest in your area by visiting the district page.

U.S. 45 Safety ImprovementsU.S. 45 Safety Improvements

 Western Kentucky roadway imrovement project to improve safety at crash-prone intersections on U.S. 45.

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