Department of Highways, District 5
KY22 SCOPING STUDY COMPLETED
Louisville, KY (June 9, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has released the preliminary results of the KY 22 Scoping Study, a transportation study of the 9.3 mile corridor from Herr Lane in Jefferson County to Crestwood in Oldham County. The draft report, prepared by HNTB Corporation and Qk4, provides recommendations to correct safety and traffic issues along the corridor.
Citizens were invited to comment on the study’s recommendations at a public meeting on Thursday, June 9, 2005 at Kentucky Country Day School. The open house session lasted from 5-8 p.m. and allowed visitors to review displays showing updated traffic and accident data and potential changes along the corridor. Project engineers were on-hand for questions or comments.
“The goal of this project is to ensure that everyone in this neighborhood can travel from their homes to work safely and promptly. Input from the community has been essential in developing recommendations that truly address the concerns of those who live, work and drive in this area,” said Greg Groves, Branch Manager of Pre-Construction at KYTC.
The final report, to be completed by July 1, 2005, will contain short-term, mid-term and long-term recommendations. The District 5 office of the KYTC will review the study’s findings and make recommendations to the Central KYTC Office about which changes should be implemented. In addition, funding sources for all projects must be identified.
The study’s recommendations are based on an assessment of accident history reports, projected traffic capacity, an environmental overview and community feedback. At the beginning of the study, a Citizen’s Advisory Council was formed to ensure that the community’s needs and desires were addressed. Members include neighborhood associations, local churches and businesses, interest groups and government officials.
Karen Mohammadi, HNTB Project Manager said, “This community has been involved every step of the way through this project and, with their assistance, the project team has developed reasonable solutions that will lower accident rates and increase efficiency along the corridor. We’d like the community to review the recommendations and let us know if we achieved that goal.”
Comments on these draft recommendations will be accepted until June 19. They can be submitted to KY 22 Scoping Study; ATTN: Karen Mohammadi, Project Manager; HNTB Corporation; 401 W. Main St., Suite 601; Louisville, KY 40202 or FAX (502) 581-0987.
You also can send comments by e-mail: KY22@hntb.com.