The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet released its six year road plan yesterday and there are several major projects in the southern Pennyrile included.
Perhaps most notably in Christian County, the northeast bypass project is on the plan. The proposed route would complete a looping bypass around the city instead of the current structure, which becomes a two-lane roadway just east of the Pennyrile Parkway interchange on the north side of Hopkinsville.
Important to Oak Grove is a plan to widen Kentucky 911, which is a two-lane roadway that’s become inadequate for the volume of traffic which travels on it in an average day.
In Trigg County, the replacement of the Lake Barkley Bridges is estimated to cost 165 million dollars, with that much-needed project also on the plan.
The only project from Todd County is reconstruction and widening of Kentucky 181 from the Elkton Square going north to U.S. 68-80. Absent from the list is the reconstruction of the 181-U.S. 79 intersection, which was discussed in a recent public forum in Guthrie.