Department of Highways, District 10
Breathitt, Magoffin residents invited to attend public meeting on improvements to KY 30

Press Release Date:  Monday, February 18, 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 – Residents of Breathitt and Magoffin counties are invited to attend a public informational meeting to discuss a project to improve KY 30 at the county line.


The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Middle Fork Elementary School on KY 30 in Magoffin County.


The public meeting will be in an informal, open house-type format. It will begin with a brief presentation at 5 p.m., followed by an open exhibit area where officials from the Transportation Cabinet and the project consultants will be available to answer questions and receive public input. Informational handouts, comment sheets and displays will be available to attendees. There will also be a 15-day public comment period after the meeting, and exhibits will be available at the Department of Highways District 10 office in Jackson.


This proposed project will reconstruct KY 30 across the mountain at the Breathitt-Magoffin county line, from milepoint 37 in Breathitt County to milepoint 0.75 in Magoffin County. The current route is narrow, steep, crooked and prone to slips. The proposed new route will be wider and straighter along its 1.3-mile length. The project is currently in the design phase. Construction is currently not scheduled to begin until 2012.