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.
SPEAKER HOOVER ANNOUNCES WORKING GROUP ON KENTUCKY'S TRANSPORTATION INFRASTRUCTURE
Group Charged with Ensuring Kentucky’s Transportation Infrastructure is Top Notch, In Spite of Declining Road Fund Revenues Since 2014
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 28, 2017) – Speaker Jeff Hoover today announced the creation of the Working Group on Kentucky’s Transportation Infrastructure, consisting of nine members from the Kentucky House of Representatives. The bipartisan group is charged with ensuring Kentucky’s transportation infrastructure is safe, effective, and able to support the state’s business and jobs growth, particularly in the fast-growing manufacturing sector.
“Kentucky is blessed with a prime geographic location for transportation logistics, which is incredibly valuable when it comes to moving products,” said Speaker Hoover. “For us to become the country’s prime advanced manufacturing hub, it is vital that we fund roads and bridges to a level that will allow us to handle increased transportation demands.” Read more here.
KYTC RELEASES DATA-DRIVEN LIST OF STATEWIDE TRANSPORTATION PRIORITIES TO GUIDE DECISIONS ON NEXT HIGHWAY PLAN
Sec. Thomas announces additional $205 million commitment to repair aging bridges, roads across Kentucky
FRANKFORT, Ky. (June 26, 2017) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today released a data-driven list of statewide transportation projects that will help guide development of the next Highway Plan.
Over the past several months, KYTC evaluated and scored more than 1,100 projects across the state using the new Strategic Highway Investment Formula for Tomorrow (SHIFT). The formula is an objective approach that uses data on safety, congestion, asset management, economic growth and cost-benefit ratios. Read more here.
KENTUCKY ROAD FUND RESTART
State easing back into new highway projects after falling gas prices sidetrack contracts for a year; jobs reprioritized
By Susan Gosselin, The Lane ReportDrops in gas prices are a cause for rejoicing in most business quarters, unless you’re in the business of building roads. Kentucky has been all but out of the highway construction business for a year, having hit the brakes to keep its Road Fund from falling completely to empty. Read more here.
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