Senate Committee Passes Road Plan Changes that Affects ORBP Funding

The Kentucky Senate is proposing a change in funding for the Ohio River Bridges Project. Governor Steve Beshear’s road budget calls for $50 million in spending on new bridges and reconfigured highway interchanges in Louisville. Both the House and Beshear favor using a mix of bonds and federal highway maintenance funds to do so. Senate […]

House Passes Infrastructure, Road Plan Bills

The state House of Representatives has passed two-year and four-year financial plans for building Kentucky roads and bridges. The House passed three infrastructure bills this morning, 88-4. The bills are full of projects… from sidewalks to building interstate bridges across the Ohio River and widening other highways across the commonwealth. The plans have less opposition […]

House Budget Committee Approves Road Plan

The Kentucky House budget committee has approved the next two-year road plan for the commonwealth. The committee easily passed the plan and the Transportation Cabinet’s operating budget today. The road plan funds many of Governor Steve Beshear’s big initiatives, such as widening both Interstate 65 around Bowling Green and the Mountain Parkway. Bill sponsor Sannie […]

KY Road Plan Vote Could Come Friday

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky lawmakers appear closer to action on a revised state road plan. House Speaker Greg Stumbo is hoping for a floor vote Friday. House and Senate leaders have been talking privately for several weeks with Governor Steve Beshear and state Transportation Cabinet officials about the road plan. Stumbo says […]

New Kentucky Road Plan Could Be Approved This Week

From Kentucky Public Radio’s Tony McVeigh Kentucky Senate President David Williams says lawmakers could pass a new state road plan by the end of the week. Kentucky’s road plan ran into legal problems because it was passed after midnight on the last night of the 2008 General Assembly. So House and Senate leaders, meeting behind […]