FROM Progress staff reports

A project to bring “minor widening” to U.S. 62 in Dawson Springs is one of 16 Hopkins County projects listed in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s six-year highway plan, according to a news release from the cabinet.

The local project’s roots go back to 2008. Its completion is included in the Fiscal Year 2021 plan and its cost is estimated at $2 million.

The goal is to make U.S. 62 three lanes from the Dawson Springs Board of Education at Eli Street to the Dawson Springs City Park.

State construction high priority project funds will be used for the project, which the release lists in the construction phase.

Other Hopkins County projects include:

• a new connector road starting at Center Street in Madisonville and continuing over railroad and then to Island Ford Road.

• guardrail installation at milepoint 6 and 5.4 on Kentucky 109, milepoint 6.5 on Kentucky 85, milepoint 4.6 on U.S. 41-A, milepoint 7.99 on U.S. 62 and milepoint 14.21 on Kentucky 70.

• major widening on U.S. 41 from Hospital Drive to Kentucky 281.

• bridge work on Kentucky 138 bridge over Pond River.

• paving at milepoint 32.825 to 34.256 eastbound on the Pennyrile Parkway, milepoint 93.724 to 95.604, 95.604 to 105.046, 114.254 to 117.936, 124.946 to 133.677 on Interstate 69 both directions, and milepoint 42.807 to 43.424 on the Western Kentucky Parkway.