Department of Highways, District 10
Transportation Cabinet sets snow and ice removal priorities for 2009-10 winter season in Estill County
JACKSON, Ky. – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's Department of Highways has established priority routes for snow and ice removal for the upcoming winter season in Estill County.
The Department of Highways is responsible for keeping approximately 155 miles of state-maintained roadway in Estill County passable in inclement weather. It sets snow removal priorities according to the amount and nature of traffic on the routes within each individual county. Priority A routes include major through routes and are those most heavily traveled. Priority B routes include other important, but lesser traveled, routes in the county. Other roads fall into Priority C.
In Estill County, Priority A highways are KY 82, KY 1571, KY 2461 and large portions of KY 52, KY 89 and KY 499. Priority B routes include KY 213, KY 1457, KY 1705, a portion of KY 594 and KY 851, and the remainder of KY 52 and KY 89 not included in Priority A. Other routes are Priority C.
"The Transportation Cabinet recognizes how important roadway conditions are to Kentucky motorists," said Mark Westfall chief district engineer. “We are dedicated to keeping these roadways clear and safe for travel. Our snow removal crews will work long, hard hours during the winter to keep our highways passable."
"We just ask for motorists' patience during snow removal operations," Westfall added. "Drivers should slow down, keep an eye out for snowplows, and remember to buckle up to ensure their safety."
For the latest road conditions in bad weather, motorists may dial 511 to hear traffic and travel information. Signs have been erected throughout the 10 counties of District 10 to promote the 511 service. Maps showing the snow removal priority routes may be viewed at http://www.kytc.state.ky.us/D10/maps.asp.