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The Kentucky Association of Highway Contractors (“KAHC”) was organized as a nonprofit corporation in 1921 to promote, preserve, and protect the highway construction industry in Kentucky. The industry has changed since that time, but the association’s purpose still holds true.


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KHI DAY AT THE CAPITOL & ACEC-KY/KSPE/KAHC LEGISLATIVE RECEPTION
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
The 2018 Regular Session convened on January 2 with a full agenda ahead including pension reform, enacting a state budget in difficult fiscal times, and the enactment of the 2-year Road Plan.  Given the limited funds available for state construction and maintenance, KAHC will continue to advocate for sustainable funding that provides adequate revenues for a robust transportation infrastructure.

KAHC Members please plan to join us in these efforts by visiting Frankfort and attending the KHI Day at the Capitol on Tuesday, February 27.  The day will begin at 9:00 AM in the Capitol Annex for a light breakfast and overview of the day, including several guest speakers.  You will then have a chance to attend the weekly meetings of the House Appropriations and Revenue Committee and the House Transportation Committee. 

Lunch will be provided at the annex for you and the members of the General Assembly. There will be time for you to meet with your local legislators and to attend the House and Senate afternoon proceedings if you would like. 

The day will conclude with a reception for legislators and special guests co-hosted by ACEC-KY, KSPE, and KAHC at Depot Place from 5:00 – 7:00PM. 

There is no charge for any of the events, but if you plan to attend all or part of this Day at the Capitol, please register here by close of business Wednesday, February 21 so that we can plan accordingly.  Staff will forward the final agenda and additional details regarding directions, parking and other logistics the week prior to the event.

OVER 54,000 AMERICAN BRIDGES STRUCTURALLY DEFICIENT, ANALYSIS OF NEW FEDERAL DATA SHOWS

(WASHINGTON)—The nearly 48,000-mile Interstate Highway System literally moves the U.S. economy.  It carries 75 percent of the nation’s heavy truck traffic.  A new report finds there is the equivalent of one “structurally deficient”-rated bridge, on average, for every 27 miles of our major highway network.  The 1,800 structurally deficient Interstate bridges are crossed 60 million times daily.

When it comes to bridges needing attention, however, that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

According to an analysis of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s just released 2017 National Bridge Inventory database, 54,259 of the nation’s bridges are rated structurally deficient.  If placed end-to-end, they would stretch 1,216 miles, or nearly the distance between Miami and New York City.

Cars, trucks and school buses cross these 54,259 compromised structures 175 million times every day, the data show.  Read more here.

 


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Office:
119 W. Broadway "Depot Place"
Frankfort, KY  40601
Mailing Address:
P.O. Drawer 637
Frankfort, KY 40602
Chad LaRue, Executive Director clarue@kahc.org
Dana Mayton, Director of Membership Services dmayton@kahc.org
Connie Lawwill, Staff Assistant clawwill@kahc.org
Goldie Powell, Bookkeeper gpowell@kahc.org

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