When the river level exceeds 40 feet at Evansville, floodwaters block the ability of deer to move through the river bottoms beneath the US 41 Twin Bridges and forces the deer to congregate in Audubon State Park. Once the herd reaches sufficient numbers, the deer feel compelled to cross US 41 through traffic between the park entrance at mile point 17.8 and the KY 414/Stratman Road/Wolf Hills Road intersection at mile point 18.5. KYTC personnel have placed a message board in this area to alert northbound traffic to his hazard.
This morning the Evansville gage was at 40.8 ft. The river forecast is for it to remain above 40 ft. for about the next week, so the hazard created by deer crossing the roadway in this area will remain with us until the river drops sufficiently to allow deer to return to their normal travel path.
KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET
MARCH 10, 2015
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McClearn is optimistic Interstate 69 can be extended up the Pennyrile Parkway from Madisonville to Henderson by the end of the year.
During McClearn’s recent presentation to the Madisonville Lions Club, members had questions about changes to exit numbers along the route. McClearn said I-69 will bring new numbers to all exits along the Pennyrile from Mortons Gap to Henderson.
“We plan to meet the requirements mapped out in an official agreement between KYTC and the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) to allow us to place I-69 signs along 41.8 miles of the Pennyrile, allowing it to officially become a part of the Interstate system,” McClearn said. “Once we have our list of projects completed or under contract, we can request approval to move ahead with the required signage and new exit numbers. We expect to gain that approval this summer.”
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict southbound traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Southbound traffic will be restricted to one lane starting about 8:30 a.m., on Tuesday, to allow maintenance work on the handrail along the bridge deck.
All southbound traffic will move to the right-hand or driving lane in this work zone. This southbound lane restriction is expected to be in place until approximately 3:00 p.m., CST, Tuesday. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.
This work is scheduled on a weather permitting basis.
KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET
JANUARY 23, 2015
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to restrict northbound traffic to one lane on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Henderson and Evansville on Tuesday, January 20, 2015.
Northbound traffic will be restricted to one lane starting about 8:30 a.m., on Tuesday, to allow maintenance work on a utility catwalk beneath the bridge deck. All northbound traffic will move to the left-hand or passing lane in this work zone. This northbound lane restriction is expected to be in place until approximately 3:00 p.m., CST, Tuesday.
Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow. This work is scheduled on a weather permitting basis.
KENTUCKY TRANSPORTATION CABINET
JANUARY 17, 2015
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet plans to place a southbound lane restriction on the US 41 Twin Bridges at Henderson on Tuesday, January 6, 2015. The lane restriction for southbound traffic on the US 41 Twin Bridges starting at 9:00 a.m., CST, is to allow the repair of a large pothole in the driving surface of the passing lane. This southbound work zone will be shorter than traditional work zones on the Twins and is expected to be of fairly short duration, perhaps as short as a couple of hours.
Starting at 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, all traffic will move to the right-hand or driving lane on the southbound bridge. Again, this work zone is expected to be in place for a couple of hours at most. Motorists should use appropriate caution where equipment, flaggers, and personnel are along the roadway in close proximity to traffic flow.
A Vanderburgh County Sheriff's Deputy assigned to the U.S. Marshals Service Fugitive Task Force arrested a felon who had earlier fled from Henderson authorities. Mr. Ronald "Ronnie" Terrence Hardrick was being sought on felony warrants for burglary at the time of his arrest.
On Friday, October 31, 2014 Mr. Hardrick fled from Henderson County Sheriff's deputies who tried to arrest him at the Henderson Downtown Motel. Mr. Hardrick was armed with a handgun and made statements that he would not return to prison.
The Evansville Metropolitan Planning Organization (EMPO), in cooperation with the City of Evansville, City of Henderson, and Vanderburgh, Warrick and Henderson counties, has hired Transmap Corporation to perform a thorough inventory and assessment of the 2,550 centerline miles of pavement and roadway assets in the three-county area. Using their state-of-the-art mobile mapping vehicle and highly skilled project management team, Transmap is assisting the EMPO and city/county officials in determining the best strategies for managing their pavement programs and more.
Transmap is a national provider of professional, technical, and management support services to the transportation industry. Transmap utilizes the latest technologies, which includes their new 4K Laser Crack Measurement System (LCMS), so they can collect the most in-depth information available. With their specialty in mobile data collection, processing, and inventory of pavement and roadway assets, Transmap provides an incomparable customer-centric approach to go above and beyond their client’s expectations.
A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) plans to restrict southbound traffic for night work on the US 41 Twin Bridges between Evansville and Henderson on Wednesday & Thursday, September 3 & 4, 2014.
This night work zone for southbound traffic is expected to be in place from 7:00 p.m., CDT, to 5:00 a.m., each night. The lane restriction is to facilitate the use of high-strength concrete to spot patch areas of the southbound bridge deck. The crew may also restrict traffic for night work on the southbound bridge on the night of Monday, September 8th, if required.
Southbound motorists should be alert for slowing and merging traffic on the bridge approach. Some lane shifts may be required during the night to facilitate the work.
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