Department of Highways, District 11
Feasibility study examines new entrance to Kingdom Come State Park New entrance to better accommodate motorists

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, January 29, 2008  
Contact Information:  Sandy Rudder
District 11-Manchester

MANCHESTER, Ky. ¬¬¬— The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is conducting a feasibility study to determine the best options for improving the entrance to Kingdom Come State Park at Cumberland in Harlan County. Cabinet officials say a new entrance will better accommodate motorists traveling to the park.

The study will analyze the area between KY 1254 and the park to seek potential routes. One potential route begins at the state park and connects to KY 1254 near US 119, a length of approximately one mile. 

Survey crews are scheduled to begin staking center lines during the next few weeks in preparation for core drilling that will determine soil and rock types.  Concerns about rock formations in the area could affect the location of the entrance.

Motorists and residents should be alert to crews working in the area through the summer of 2008.