Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce

U.S. 60 East Extension

Plans are underway for a new 3.4-mile U.S. 60 bypass extension on Owensboro’s east side that will run from the bypass intersection with Kentucky 54 to U.S. 60 near the Hawesway Truck Stop and Kentucky 2830.

The nearly $75 million extension is being funded by the federal and state government. Since significant federal money has been allocated to the project, this helps insure that it will continue despite very limited state funding for transportation projects.

The bypass extension is important because it will tie into the new U.S. 60 that leads to the Natcher Bridge. That will allow for a significant new route through Daviess County between I-64 to the north and I-65 to the south.

Construction on the east end of the bypass is expected to begin in 2008 with the entire project completed in 2011, which is the same time the new U.S. 231 should be done.

Click here to see a detailed PDF map of the extension project. (The file is very large and will require significant download time).

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