Elizabethtown Highway District
State to hold public meetings, seek ideas for KY 88 improvements
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (June 3, 2010) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled two public meetings June 14 to seek ideas about improving KY 88 in Hart County.
“The Transportation Cabinet wants to hear what the public has to say about how this road can be improved to better serve them,” said Patty Dunaway, chief engineer for the cabinet’s Elizabethtown district office.
The cabinet is considering possible reconstruction and spot improvements that would increase safety and mobility along KY 88 from Logsdon Valley Road to County Barn Road.
Public input will help guide state and contract design engineers as they move forward with a study to determine the most effective and feasible options, which include highway alignment and lane- and shoulder-width improvements. The study will cost about $500,000 and is funded through state bonds approved by the General Assembly.
For public convenience, the meetings will be held at separate times and locations on Monday, June 14. The first meeting, at Kessinger Produce Auction on KY 88 in the Kessinger community, is scheduled from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. CDT. The second meeting, at the Hart County Courthouse on U.S. 31W in Munfordville, is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. CDT.
Cabinet and consulting engineers will be available to talk with the public about improvement options. The public may attend at any time during the open-format meetings.