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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #175 on: May 29, 2019, 07:51:35 PM »

I too am surprised the Owensboro mayor didn't push the 2-di Natcher-Audubon plan. Not only did the heavily push the ridiculous I-67 idea, they went as far as pimping a re-route of an already under construction I-69 over the 231 bridge. Not to mention the genius actually went to the Evansville mayor's office to get his support of this re-routing away from Evansville.

Ron Payne got his ass chewed out in that meeting, IIRC.
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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #176 on: May 30, 2019, 03:04:24 AM »

And he didn't run for re-election after that ... I think he'd have lost, and not by a small margin.
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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #177 on: June 11, 2019, 10:41:06 PM »

On our way back from the Smokies this afternoon, I noted that the new permanent signage is going up pretty quickly, starting, of course, at Bowling Green and moving northward. KYTC is apparently staying with Clearview (YUCK!), but oh well.

One thing I don't much care for: KY 80 is omitted from the Russellville Road exit signs.  It needs to be signed, IMHO.
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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #178 on: June 12, 2019, 04:24:38 PM »

On our way back from the Smokies this afternoon, I noted that the new permanent signage is going up pretty quickly, starting, of course, at Bowling Green and moving northward. KYTC is apparently staying with Clearview (YUCK!), but oh well.

One thing I don't much care for: KY 80 is omitted from the Russellville Road exit signs.  It needs to be signed, IMHO.

KY 80 has not been posted at that exit since I can remember. Not sure why that's the case, especially since the KY 80 corridor (and attendant parkways) has been touted as a fast, modern way across the state's southern tier.
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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #179 on: June 12, 2019, 04:26:05 PM »

Does anyone have any updates on the designating a portion of the Western Kentucky Parkway as Interstate 369?
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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #180 on: June 12, 2019, 06:35:57 PM »

Does anyone have any updates on the designating a portion of the Western Kentucky Parkway as Interstate 369?

As discussed previously, the Audubon intersects the northern Pennyrile/US 41 extension north of the present official end of the designated I-69; without that direct connection, a spur on the Audubon won't happen (from local reports, the "future I-369" signage present some years back is gone).  Once the Ohio River bridge and its approaches have been finalized, at some point that northernmost Pennyrile segment will get an official designation and the Audubon, with the normal modifications done to KY parkways, might again be proposed for Interstate status, with a number TBD; there's always the possibility that with upgrades to the US 60 Owensboro bypass/connector, the whole thing might actually be I-165. 
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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #181 on: June 12, 2019, 09:15:58 PM »


As discussed previously, the Audubon intersects the northern Pennyrile/US 41 extension north of the present official end of the designated I-69; without that direct connection, a spur on the Audubon won't happen (from local reports, the "future I-369" signage present some years back is gone).  Once the Ohio River bridge and its approaches have been finalized, at some point that northernmost Pennyrile segment will get an official designation and the Audubon, with the normal modifications done to KY parkways, might again be proposed for Interstate status, with a number TBD; there's always the possibility that with upgrades to the US 60 Owensboro bypass/connector, the whole thing might actually be I-165.

I thought that the Audubon already has a direct connection to I-69. From the DEIS, it looks like that will stay the same.

Does anyone have any updates on the designating a portion of the Western Kentucky Parkway as Interstate 369?
I haven't heard anything since they introduced legislation back in April. Here's the thread for that.
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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #182 on: June 13, 2019, 01:55:19 AM »

I thought that the Audubon already has a direct connection to I-69. From the DEIS, it looks like that will stay the same.

The Audubon does have a direct trumpet-type interchange with US 41, but the actual I-69 designation stops south of there, pending an exact location of the approach to the pending Ohio River bridge -- one of the options actually diverged NB from the present US 41 alignment (the extension north of I-69) and crossed the Audubon east of the current interchange.  While it is true that the most likely bridge/approach alignment doesn't follow that routing but continues along the existing facility until north of the Audubon interchange, where it veers to the northeast, that option has yet to be formally selected -- so I-69 still technically ends south of where the southernmost connection point would have been made.  Thus any Interstate designation for the Audubon is premature.   
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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #183 on: June 13, 2019, 10:23:20 AM »

Does anyone have any updates on the designating a portion of the Western Kentucky Parkway as Interstate 369?

As discussed previously, the Audubon intersects the northern Pennyrile/US 41 extension north of the present official end of the designated I-69; without that direct connection, a spur on the Audubon won't happen (from local reports, the "future I-369" signage present some years back is gone).  Once the Ohio River bridge and its approaches have been finalized, at some point that northernmost Pennyrile segment will get an official designation and the Audubon, with the normal modifications done to KY parkways, might again be proposed for Interstate status, with a number TBD; there's always the possibility that with upgrades to the US 60 Owensboro bypass/connector, the whole thing might actually be I-165.

The northernmost stretch of the old Pennyrile has been US 41 for a while now. What was 41 (the older 2-lane portion north of KY 425) is now KY 2084.
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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #184 on: June 14, 2019, 02:44:19 PM »

I-165 signs are now all the way from Bowling Green to Owensboro.  They are indicated on the Owensboro Bypass (US 60) that the road south to Bowling Green is now I-165.
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Re: I-165 Kentucky (William H. Natcher Green River Parkway)
« Reply #185 on: June 15, 2019, 10:11:30 PM »

I-165 signs are now all the way from Bowling Green to Owensboro.  They are indicated on the Owensboro Bypass (US 60) that the road south to Bowling Green is now I-165.

They're still not quite done. Just for one example, there are no reassurance signs at the Daviess/Ohio and Ohio/Butler county lines in either direction (as there are at the Butler/Warren line), nor any at all southbound, until you get to the 231-Morgantown/Cromwell exit. The permanent signs are still going up, and they're making progress.
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