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Re: Kentucky
« Reply #50 on: November 17, 2014, 09:21:47 PM »

Haven't been up that way for awhile, but yes, construction was supposed to have started recently. I can't remember what the holdup was; if it was ROW acquisition or utility issues.
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« Reply #51 on: November 17, 2014, 11:15:51 PM »

Not seeing it either. I did find a good entry for one of the signs threads nearby though. http://goo.gl/maps/C0VzM
That might be because the road to the left (and hence the shields pointing left) is older.

Interestingly, KY 686 is a more than 3/4 loop, but is consistently signed east-west.
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« Reply #52 on: November 18, 2014, 04:24:42 PM »

Not seeing it either. I did find a good entry for one of the signs threads nearby though. http://goo.gl/maps/C0VzM
That might be because the road to the left (and hence the shields pointing left) is older.

Interestingly, KY 686 is a more than 3/4 loop, but is consistently signed east-west.

I travel that segment of US 460 on a fairly regular basis. That stretch of KY 686 from KY 11 running east and north past US 460 to US 60 opened in the late 1980s. Thought I had a picture of that signage but it's not readily apparent.
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« Reply #53 on: November 19, 2014, 08:35:16 AM »

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« Reply #55 on: November 19, 2014, 01:12:28 PM »

Not seeing it either. I did find a good entry for one of the signs threads nearby though. http://goo.gl/maps/C0VzM
That might be because the road to the left (and hence the shields pointing left) is older.

Interestingly, KY 686 is a more than 3/4 loop, but is consistently signed east-west.

The leftmost KY 686 sign has been replaced. KYTC's photolog viewer imagery is from 2012 and shows both KY 686 markers to look the same.

BTW, the segment from KY 11 running east and north to US 60 opened in 1985.

Holy crap, it's a Virginia-style white rectangle.

You mean like this?



Located here.
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« Reply #56 on: November 20, 2014, 07:18:48 AM »

Holy crap, it's a Virginia-style white rectangle.
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Located here.
But at least that one's pointing toward VA 711. And it's less than a half mile away from the border.
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« Reply #57 on: November 21, 2014, 04:47:46 AM »

US 60X (Frankfort) showed up on detour signage. (And yes, the old state-name US 60 is still there post-bridge work.)
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« Reply #58 on: November 21, 2014, 11:40:41 AM »

US 60X (Frankfort) showed up on detour signage. (And yes, the old state-name US 60 is still there post-bridge work.)

That is good to hear. I can't tell you how many times I have detoured off of I-64 and snaked through Frankfort, just to drive over that bridge and see that shield.
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« Reply #59 on: November 21, 2014, 12:14:09 PM »

(And yes, the old state-name US 60 is still there post-bridge work.)

Yep. I made it a point to check last time I was in downtown Frankfort.
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« Reply #60 on: November 22, 2014, 12:54:20 AM »

(And yes, the old state-name US 60 is still there post-bridge work.)

Yep. I made it a point to check last time I was in downtown Frankfort.

Is it just me, or did somebody add a 'TO' to it?  Didn't look like the 'TO' was there in the 2007 Google StreetView.

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« Reply #61 on: November 22, 2014, 01:34:37 AM »

Is it just me, or did somebody add a 'TO' to it?  Didn't look like the 'TO' was there in the 2007 Google StreetView.
I remember seeing photos of it 10-15 years ago with the TO. www.aaroads.com/shields/show.php?image=KY19520601 is from 2007.

And holy crap, I forgot it was a cutout. The pattern of leaves on the Goog makes it look like it's mounted on a black square.
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« Reply #62 on: November 22, 2014, 10:24:36 PM »

The "TO" has been on it for sure since at least 1995, when I started working in Frankfort and first noticed it.

And yes, it's a cutout.
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« Reply #63 on: November 22, 2014, 10:29:22 PM »

Oh shit, they added 1928 (mislabeled 1929): http://transportation.ky.gov/Planning/Pages/Historical-Maps.aspx
No numbered state routes yet, though a note on the back says they "will be announced...as rapidly as numbers are gotten up".
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« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2014, 01:40:32 PM »

http://transportation.ky.gov/District-7/Pages/PressReleasePage.aspx?&FilterField1=ID&FilterValue1=391

Widening of New Circle Road between the US 60 (Versailles Road) and US 421 (Leestown Road) exits on the west side of Lexington, and reconstruction of the US 60/KY 4 interchange to add a flyover from eastbound 60 to northbound New Circle. This eliminates two weaves.

Not mentioned in the press release is the fact that the conversion of the New Circle/US 421 interchange into a diverging diamond has been delayed due to funding constraints.
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« Reply #65 on: December 05, 2014, 09:09:49 PM »

What's weird is that the ~one mile stretch from Leestown Road to the existing widened segment near Georgetown Road won't be connected. Or will it? The release was unambigious.

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« Reply #66 on: December 08, 2014, 08:05:48 AM »

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Widening of New Circle Road between the US 60 (Versailles Road) and US 421 (Leestown Road) exits on the west side of Lexington, and reconstruction of the US 60/KY 4 interchange to add a flyover from eastbound 60 to northbound New Circle. This eliminates two weaves.

Is there a schematic or project layout showing the flyover?
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« Reply #67 on: December 08, 2014, 08:50:32 AM »

Froggie:

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Looks like the realignment of KY 52 around Paint Lick and for about 2 miles east has started. There is still a gap between that and Duncannon Road at Interstate 75, though. I'm surprised they just didn't rebuild the existing route through Paint Lick - sidewalks and curbs through the small town would be nice.

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« Reply #68 on: December 08, 2014, 11:43:40 AM »

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Is there a schematic or project layout showing the flyover?

http://www.newcircleroadwidening.com/img/Versailles%20Road.pdf


Looks like the realignment of KY 52 around Paint Lick and for about 2 miles east has started. There is still a gap between that and Duncannon Road at Interstate 75, though. I'm surprised they just didn't rebuild the existing route through Paint Lick - sidewalks and curbs through the small town would be nice.

Not much left in Paint Lick, last time I was through there. There's also a pretty sharp 90-degree turn there that might prove difficult to rebuild to modern standards. I normally use KY 1295 between Richmond and Lancaster because it's shorter and the alignment is generally better than the unreconstructed portions of 52. Once this portion of the KY 52 project is done, it might be a viable alternative.
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« Reply #69 on: December 08, 2014, 03:11:44 PM »

Holy crap, it's a Virginia-style white rectangle.

On another part of the square they put two routes on one of those...
https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5737667,-85.7398924,3a,75y,336.1h,63.68t/data=!3m4!1e1!3m2!1suMfv8YjxKj_k8ZzwXFF_fQ!2e0

I'm aware of only one instance like this in Virginia, on US 17 Bus/VA 55 in Marshall...

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« Reply #70 on: February 26, 2015, 08:58:34 PM »

KYTC has their photolog online: http://maps.kytc.ky.gov/photolog/

They also have project plans going back to 1909: http://maps.kytc.ky.gov/photolog/?config=ProjectArchives
Random example: https://projectwise.transportation.ky.gov/ws/datasources/pw.KYTC-Main/Files/document/1404bddf-e184-4d4c-b93d-c7175365bfd3?Application=Archives (note the former Project No. 58 1/2 designation - these were defined by state law)
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« Reply #72 on: March 14, 2015, 09:54:37 PM »

http://www.tristatehomepage.com/story/d/story/police-shut-down-highway-41-to-cross-herd-of-deer/30280/w_jibJ7PFUOCUBfl_JWq9Q

Back story behind this is that Kentucky had two big snowfalls recently, with a pretty decent rain event after each of them. The combo of snowmelt and rain has caused flooding. When the Ohio River gets above a certain stage at Henderson, deer travel patterns under the Ohio River bridges are disrupted. The deer were caught in an area that was going to go under water and several had been hit along the stretch of US 41 between the Henderson commercial strip and the bridges. Officers stopped traffic and someone herded the deer across the road to higher ground.
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« Reply #73 on: April 01, 2015, 11:54:04 AM »

Whoa, HB. Did I miss something? I was driving the Industrial Parkway/KY 67 a few days ago and there were signs posted for 65 MPH! I thought it was perhaps a one-time deal, but New Circle Road/KY 4, East-West Connector/KY 676 and some other limited access roads (for the state) have all been boosted! I didn't see anything go through the legislature on this one.

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« Reply #74 on: April 02, 2015, 01:56:53 AM »

It'd sure be nice to see 60 & 231 (the Wendell Ford Expressway part, anyway) get raised to 65 MPH around Owensboro.  Maybe they're waiting until the west leg overhaul is done later this year.

Speaking of which:  If you're coming to Owensboro from the west, U.S. 60 eastbound exits #11 (KY 81/Parrish Ave.) and #14 (US 431/KY 2831/Frederica St.) are closing later today for two months as part of that project.  Drivers wanting to use those roads will be diverted to Exit #12 (KY 2698/Carter Rd.). Should be loads of fun sending three exits' worth of traffic into one (which doesn't even have a signal!), but it will be nice to not have craters the size of small Buicks on 60 once it's all done.
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