Department of Highways, District 10
Wolfe County, area residents invited to attend second public meeting on improvements to KY 715

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 29, 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 Wolfe and nearby counties are invited to attend a second public informational meeting to discuss proposed highway improvements along the KY 715 corridor between KY 11 at Zachariah and the Mountain Parkway at Pine Ridge.


The meeting will be held Tuesday, Oct 7 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Rogers Elementary School, 1750 KY 715, Rogers.


The purpose of the meeting is to provide information about the project, outline the proposed alternatives, and to solicit ideas, concerns, and opinions from the public on these alternatives that will help the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet make decisions about the design of future improvements to this highway.


This will be an open format public meeting with no formal presentation given. Exhibits and handouts will be available, and officials will be available to answer questions and/or receive public input. The exhibits will outline the project study area, proposed alternatives, and describe the potential environmental, community, traffic, and engineering impacts. Officials will be available in the exhibit area to answer questions and listen to comments from area residents, business owners, and highway users.


For those unable to attend the meeting, various maps showing the project study area will be available for viewing for 15 days after the public meeting at the KYTC Department of Highways District 10 office at 473 Highway 15 South in Jackson, or on the Internet at Comments will also be accepted for 15 days after the public meeting through comment forms distributed at the meeting or by writing to Keith R. Damron, P.E., director, Division of Planning, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, 200 Mero Street, Mail Code W5-05-01, Frankfort, KY  40622.


The first public meeting on this proposed project was held in January. Approximately 200 area residents and local officials attended the first meeting.