Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Completion construction of bypass extension to start next spring

According to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, the second and final phase of construction on the 2.1 mile U.S. 60 bypass extension will start next spring with a May bid letting. That means the entire project could be done by mid to late 2013.

Phase I construction from U.S. 60 East to Hwy. 144 began last year and is expected to be completed by late 2011. The entire project has been largely funded by federal transportation dollars.

Completion of the bypass extension will open a new 100-mile, four-lane corridor between I-64 in southern Indiana and I-65 near Bowling Green with the summer 2011 opening of the new U.S. 231 in Spencer County, IN, the bypass extension and the existing Natcher Parkway.