Department of Highways, District 10
Approximately 200 people attend public meeting on proposed KY 715 improvements in Wolfe County

Press Release Date:  Friday, February 01, 2008  
Contact Information:  H. B. Elkins
Public Information Officer
Department of Highways, District 10
473 Highway 15 South, P.O. Box 621
Jackson, KY 41339

JACKSON, KY – Approximately 200 area residents and local officials attended a public informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 29, concerning possible improvements to KY 715 in Wolfe County. Those attending the meeting at Rogers Elementary School were given information on the proposed project by representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Wilbur Smith Associates, the cabinet’s engineering consultants.


The meeting was held as part of a planning study currently underway to discuss possible improvements to the KY 715 corridor between KY 11 near the Lee County line and the Mountain Parkway at Pine Ridge. Those in attendance had the opportunity to view aerial photographs of the study area and to inspect information relating to the highway, including environmental, traffic count and crash data along the existing KY 715 alignment. They also were provided comment forms on which they could express their opinions on the project.


The project manager will receive written comments on the project through Feb. 13. Photographs and information may be viewed at the Department of Highways District 10 office, 473 Highway 15 South, Jackson, during the comment period, or on the Internet at Maps, informational sheets and comment forms are available at that site.


Information obtained and developed from the meeting and public comments will be used to determine a future course of action. No decisions have been made on how to proceed with this project. Options include making no improvements to the route, making spot improvements at various locations along the existing alignment, reconstructing the route along the existing alignment or building a new road on a new alignment. More public meetings will be held in the future once decisions are made on how to proceed, at which time additional public input will be solicited concerning corridors and possible alternatives.