Department of Highways, District 10
Highway District 10 seeks public input on transportation priorities in 10-county area

Press Release Date:  Friday, April 15, 2011  
Contact Information:  H. B. Elkins
Public Information Officer
Department of Highways, District 10
473 Highway 15 South, P.O. Box 621
Jackson, KY 41339
606-666-8841
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JACKSON, Ky.The Department of Highways District 10 is seeking public input as to which state highways residents of the 10-county district perceive as the most important in their daily travels.

 

District personnel are compiling a list of priority highways in the district for use in planning upgrades and scheduling maintenance.

 

“Each of the 12 highway districts in Kentucky has been given the task of producing a list of their priority routes,” said Jason Blackburn, planning engineer for the Jackson-based District 10. “We are trying to make an objective determination of what state roads should be the highest priority,  from both maintenance and construction perspectives.”

 

When completed, the list will be provided to Transportation Cabinet officials in Frankfort for their use in evaluating maintenance needs and compiling a six-year construction plan, among other functions.

 

“We will be seeking input from elected officials in our 10 counties, but we want the general public to let us know which roads are most important to them,” Blackburn said. “These may be roads that link our region to the interstate system or to larger metropolitan areas, roads that residents use to commute to their jobs, or highways that they use for other everyday reasons. If we have an understanding of what roads the residents of our district consider to be important, and why, this will be a valuable tool as we move forward in the process.”

 

Residents of Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe counties may provide their input by sending an email to kytcd10.publiccomments@ky.gov. The deadline for public comments on this project is May 15.

 

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