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Posts Tagged ‘Kentucky’

A Citizens Guide to Kentucky Infrastructure

Thursday, May 25th, 2017
Kentucky Key Facts

Kentucky is in a prime spot — within a day’s drive of two-thirds of the nation’s population. That makes the Commonwealth a key site for industries needing to transport products across the country. In fact, University of Kentucky economists report more than a quarter of the state’s economy is made up of industries highly dependent on transportation. National surveys of corporate executives rank highway accessibility as the top factor in business location decisions. All of that means transportation infrastructure maintained in top condition is a key requirement for a healthy economy.

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Lewis and Clark Bridge, East End Crossing, Now Connects Indiana and Kentucky

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

The East End Crossing is part of the $2.3 billion Louisville-Southern Indiana Ohio River Bridges Project which also includes the new Lincoln Bridge in downtown Louisville and Jeffersonville plus the reconfigured Kennedy Interchange.

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Partnerships in Sustainable Transportation: Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave National Park

Monday, July 25th, 2016

This video takes a look at how the U.S. Department of Energy is helping to support a fleet of alternative fuel vehicles at Mammoth Cave National Park, reducing carbon emissions and preserving the park’s natural beauty.

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Protect the Mussels – Use Less Salt!

Thursday, January 14th, 2016

In this edition, we visit the Sinking Creek Watershed in Laurel County. The watershed, which feeds into the Rockcastle River is a ‘Kentucky Outstanding Resource Water,’ because of the animals that inhabit it — including endangered mussels…To keep the waters as pure as possible, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) encourages residents and businesses in the watershed to apply road salt wisely during the winter months.

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EarthCam Timelapse: University of Kentucky Commonwealth Stadium

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Cheer on the Kentucky Wildcats at Commonwealth Stadium with EarthCam! After a $126 million renovation, the New CWS reopened during the University’s sesquicentennial. Watch interior and exterior construction from June 2014 – June 2015 in less than two minutes with this time-lapse.

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Louisville, KY: Bike Lane Confusion

Friday, January 9th, 2015

As Louisville continues to become a more bike friendly city, drivers are having a hard time coping with the new bike lanes. The mayor addresses the public on the new lanes opening up, and the traffic rules that accompany them.

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The Ohio River: Modeling Waterway Transportation

Friday, December 12th, 2014
Figure A: Ohio River Commodity Traffic

The inland waterway system of the U.S. is a vital network for transporting key goods and commodities from the point of production to manufacturers and consumers. Shipping materials via the inland waterways is arguably the most economical and environmentally friendly option (compared to hauling freight by trains or railways). Despite the advantages the inland waterways enjoys over competing modes, key infrastructure – such as locks and dams, which help to control water levels on a number of rivers and make navigation possible – is declining. Limited funds have been allocated to make the necessary repairs to lock and dam facilities. Over the past 10 years Inland Waterways Trust Fund resources (which historically funded maintenance and improvement projects) has steadily declined.

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Milton, KY: Time Lapse Video of Milton-Madison Bridge Milestones

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

This video highlights the construction milestones of the Milton-Madison Bridge, which include the rising of the trusses into place on temporary piers…the blasts that brought down the old bridge…and the amazing slide of the new bridge onto its permanent piers. The half-mile structure was slid 55 feet making this the longest bridge slide of its type in North America — perhaps the world.

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Middlesborough, KY: Help Us Build a Better Downtown

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Help us transform downtown Middlesborough. Pop-up stores, a pop-up park, and bike friendly streets will help to make downtown more welcoming.
-Better Block on YouTube

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Milton, KY: Milton-Madison Bridge Demolition

Tuesday, July 30th, 2013

Milton-Madison Bridge Demo – JASON8502 on YouTube

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