Department of Highways, District 10
Transportation Cabinet Conducts Public Information Meeting on Possible Improvements in Estill, Powell and Clark counties

Press Release Date:  Monday, June 27, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY (June 27, 2005) -- On Thursday, June 23, personnel from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Division of Planning conducted a public information meeting on possible improvements to highways in Estill and Powell counties in District 10 and Clark County in District 7, to enhance access to proposed power plants at Trapp and Irvine.

Approximately 50 residents of the area and other concerned citizens attended the meeting at Estill County High School to view a presentation by Division of Planning personnel, receive information on the proposals, and provide their input into the design of this potential highway project.

Attendees heard a short presentation by Bruce Siria of the Division of Planning and were shown exhibits showing roads under consideration for possible improvements, with hazardous curves, substandard bridges, current and projected traffic levels, truck weight classifications and accident site locations.

Those in attendance provided comments on the project and asked several questions. They also were provided comment forms on which they could express their opinions on the project.

Information gathered from the June 23 meeting, along with a similar meeting held June 27 in Clark County, will be used to develop a possible project to recommend for inclusion in the next Six Year Plan to be submitted to the Kentucky General Assembly next year.

Written comments on the proposed project may be submitted until July 13 to Annette Coffey, Director; Division of Planning; 200 Mero Street; Frankfort, KY 40622.