Transportation Cabinet conducts public meeting on proposed improvements to KY 7 in Morgan County
Attendees viewed a presentation by District 10 personnel and consultants, received information on the project, and provided their input into this proposed highway project.
The proposed project would improve KY 7 from the KY 519 intersection to the beginning of the new segment at the south end of Wrigley Hill. The project would, for the most part, straighten and widen the existing alignment of the roadway. Slight variations of the alignment would veer from the existing roadway in a few spots along the corridor, including a reconstruction of the KY 1161 intersection. The new highway would have two 12-foot travel lanes with 10-foot paved shoulders, matching the realignment of the route across Wrigley Hill that was done several years ago.
The work would be divided into two separate projects. The reconfiguration of the KY 1161 intersection is the top priority, due to the number of accidents at and near that location over the years. The remainder of the improvements to the corridor would be done under a separate contract. Progress on the project is contingent upon funding by the General Assembly.
Those in attendance provided comments on the project, asked several questions, viewed design plans of the area showing the general scope of the project, and learned what properties may potentially be impacted by the project. They were also provided comment forms on which they could express their opinions on the project.
The project manager will receive written comments on the project through Oct. 2. Photographs and plans displayed at the public hearing may be viewed at the Department of Highways District 10 office, 473 Highway 15 South, Jackson, during the comment period. Comments on the project may be addressed to: Min Jiang, P.E.; project manager; Kentucky Department of Highways, P.O. Box 621, Jackson, KY 41339.