U.S. 641

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials have selected their preferred route to realign U.S. 641 through Lyon and Caldwell counties following public feedback.

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is holding a hearing next week to seek public comment on the reconstruction of U.S. 641 between Murray and Hazel. 

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has selected a preferred alternative route for the reconstruction of U.S. 641 in Calloway County.

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Calloway County is getting a $23 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to expand U.S. Route 641 to the Tennessee state line. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced the grant in a release on Thursday.

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Calloway County and the City of Murray are together supporting an effort to secure a federal grant to complete the widening of U.S. 641 south of Murray to the Tennessee state line.

U.S. 45 and U.S. 641 signs, Wikimedia Commons

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The speed limits on major roads connecting Murray to the Purchase Parkway and Mayfield to Paducah are set to increase. 

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  Republican gubernatorial candidate Matt Bevin spoke Thursday about ways to initiate economic development in western Kentucky during a campaign stop in Murray.

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A long-sought initiative to widen highway 641 south of Murray may have the state’s support next fiscal year. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Based on public input, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has selected a new route for U.S. 641 from Fredonia to U.S. 62 at Eddyville.

The route will skirt the east edge of Fredonia, where it will then follow an abandoned rail line to the Caldwell-Lyon county line.  It will briefly follow the existing roadway before routing along property lines and existing state-owned property to reach U.S. 62 near the I-69 interchange east of Eddyville.