Revell attends milestone ceremony in Ky. for I-69 expansion

Thursday, December 1, 2011
Tennessee Commissioner of Transportation John Schorer (left) poses with I-69 Coalition Vice President Bill Revell (right) at the unveiling of a 38-mile section of highway for I-69 in Hopkins County, Ky.

An unveiling event on Oct. 25 in Hopkins County, Ky. marked a milestone accomplishment for Kentucky transportation - as a 38-mile section of the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway was designated as part of Interstate 69.

Attending the event was I-69 Coalition Vice President Bill Revell. He, along with Tennessee Commissioner of Transportation John Schorer, showed their support for the superhighway that is planned to stretch from the Canadian border in Port Huron, Mich. to the Mexican border in Texas.

The section is the first segment of what will eventually become an 1-69 corridor from Henderson to Fulton, Ky., incorporating the Julian Carroll/Purchase Parkway, Edward T. Breathitt/Pennyrile Parkway and a portion of 1-24 in addition to the Ford/Western Kentucky Parkway.

The agreement, which Federal Highway Administrator Victor Mendez approved on Aug. 25, covers the Ford/ Western Kentucky Parkway from its interchange with 1-24 near Eddyville, Ky. to its interchange with the Breathitt/Pennyrile Parkway near Nortonville, in Hopkins County, Ky.

The agreement spells out improvements the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will undertake to bring parts of the parkway up to interstate standards. It also identifies design features that are at less than interstate standard but which the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) has deemed acceptable.

Because the agreed improvements have been advertised to construction contractors, the designated section of the Ford/Western Kentucky Parkway is eligible for the distinctive red, white and blue shield signs that identify interstate routes. In addition, about 17 miles of 1-24, from Eddyville, Ky. to the Carroll/Purchase Parkway interchange, will also bear 1-69 signs, making the total, initial 1-69 designation 55 miles long.

Future agreed improvements will include widening paved shoulders and reconstructing the KY 109 interchange, at Dawson Springs, Ky.

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  • what about the speed limit? is it 70 mph, or something else?

    -- Posted by closerlook on Thu, Dec 1, 2011, at 10:06 AM
  • Once complete, the new road will allow containers from the Far East to enter the United States through the Mexican port of Lazaro Cardenas, bypassing the Longshoreman's Union in the process. The Mexican trucks, without the involvement of the Teamsters Union, will drive on what will be the nation's most modern highway straight into the heart of America. The Mexican trucks will cross border in FAST lanes, checked only electronically by the new "SENTRI" system. The first customs stop will be a Mexican customs office in Kansas City, their new Smart Port complex, a facility being built for Mexico at a cost of $3 million to the U.S. taxpayers in Kansas City.

    -- Posted by austin on Thu, Dec 1, 2011, at 6:11 PM
  • This SPP document starts by declaring that "our three great nations share a belief in freedom, economic opportunity, and strong democratic institutions." That's false; Mexico is a corrupt country where a few families control all the wealth while the rest of the people are kept in abject poverty with no hope of economic opportunity.

    The document states that SPP's mission is to make "our businesses more competitive in the global marketplace." That's globalist doubletalk which means producing U.S. goods with cheap foreign labor, thereby destroying the U.S. middle class.

    The document states that SPP wasn't "signed" by Bush at Waco. But when Bush went to Cancun in March 2006, he proclaimed the first anniversary of whatever he had agreed to in Waco in 2005, and he sent Michael Chertoff to Ottawa to take "an important first step" toward whatever Bush did or didn't sign in Waco.

    The document denies that SPP's working groups are secret, but SPP won't release the names of who is serving on them. The document denies that SPP will "cost U.S. taxpayer money" because SPP is using "existing budget resources" (no doubt coming from the fairy godmother).

    -- Posted by austin on Thu, Dec 1, 2011, at 6:13 PM
  • Superhighway...That was MY word, among many others...Does the State Gazette understand the meaning of the word PLAGIARISM????

    Bessie Cherry ~ PUBLICIST for the I-69 Coalition

    -- Posted by bcherry on Thu, Dec 1, 2011, at 11:36 PM
  • I'm hoping, Bessie, that most of this article was swiped from your work. If it's not, then you're looking pretty silly. You can't quote one word and claim plagiarism.

    -- Posted by K Ray on Fri, Dec 2, 2011, at 10:48 PM
  • This is a story that was written by ME first and published in a Lauderdale County newspaper BEFORE Thankgiving...The State Gazette has published the story, using my words VERBATIM, not giving me credit at all...I am an award-winning journalist...I have published a book...owned my own newspaper...and written for several politicians and celebs...I tried to post this information several times via the gazette's website, but they keep deleting my posts after Kay Ray's...or whoever...Goes to show they don't want this info is THEFT, State Gazette...obviously your paper doesn't realize that...or doesn't care...

    -- Posted by bcherry on Mon, Dec 5, 2011, at 9:21 PM
  • Why do you keep deleting my posts, DYERSBURG State Gazette??? Your medium must not like people defending themselves when YOU are in the wrong...

    -- Posted by bcherry on Mon, Dec 5, 2011, at 9:23 PM
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