Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Secretary Robbie Rudolph Announces the Completion of KY 32 Widening Project in Morehead

Press Release Date:  Friday, July 28, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Doug Hogan

$7.4 million project provides improved access to commercial centers

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Secretary of the Executive Cabinet Robbie Rudolph visited Morehead today to join state and local officials in a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of a $7.4 million widening project on KY 32.

The project is part of Governor Ernie Fletcher’s vision to provide a safe and reliable transportation system in Kentucky, Secretary Rudolph said.

“Governor Fletcher’s leadership is yielding positive results for Kentucky,” said Secretary Rudolph.  “A modern, efficient transportation system is the key to future economic success for our great commonwealth.  The investment we make to improve our transportation system promises increased economic returns and a brighter future for Kentucky.”

Highlights of the project include two 12-foot lanes in each direction, a center turn lane, and eight-foot paved shoulders, providing maximum safety and reliability for the traveling public. 

Recent traffic counts indicate approximately 18,600 vehicles pass through the area on an average day.  By 2025, traffic volume is projected to be around 31,000 vehicles per day. 

Commissioner of Highways Marc Williams said the traffic projection demonstrates why this project is so important for Morehead and Rowan County.    

“As a regional hub, it is important that Morehead has the infrastructure to support a growing economy,” Commissioner Williams concluded.  “Greater accessibility to I-64 and area commercial centers will help ensure the community is able to welcome future economic development.”