Transportation Cabinet conducts public meeting on proposed improvements to KY 213 in Powell County
Attendees viewed a presentation by District 10 personnel and consultants. They provided comments on the project, asked several questions and viewed maps of the area showing the general scope of the proposed project. They were also provided comment forms on which they could express their opinions on the project.
A project is under development to improve KY 213 from the end of recent improvements in Stanton to the beginning of the relocated segment at the bottom of the mountain south of the Montgomery County line. Under the proposal, the route would be widened adding a center left turn lane through the section within the Stanton city limits. The rural section would generally follow the existing corridor, but would have wider shoulders and gentler slopes. Turning lanes are being considered for selected intersections. A new bridge crossing the Red River would be built downstream from the existing span, with the location chosen from among three proposed alternates.
No funding is currently allocated for utility relocation, right of way acquisition or construction. Funding is currently in place only for design of the project. The project team will take comments and suggestions received as a result of the public meeting into consideration when a recommended alternative is selected and moved into the final design stage.
The project manager will receive written comments on the project through March 1. 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: Darren Back, P.E., project manager; Kentucky Department of Highways, P.O. Box 621, Jackson, KY 41339.