The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet would like your feedback on the proposed new Bullion Boulevard Connector from KY 313. Please review the information below and fill out a comment sheet and submit via email, mail or fax to the District Office at the address shown below.
I. Project Location
This project is located primarily in Hardin County, KY just south of the Fort Knox Military Reservation and just west of the City of Radcliff and includes a small portion of Meade County along the western edge of the project area. The project begins near the existing KY 313/KY 1500 Intersection and extends north approximately 3.5 miles to the Bullion Boulevard/ US 31W Interchange near the “Chaffee Gate” entrance into Fort Knox.
II. Project Purpose
With the Department of Defense’s Base Realignment and Closure of military installations, Fort Knox’s impacts are expected to increase the permanent population of the Hardin/Meade County areas by over 10,000 people. Population trends indicate this growth will primarily locate to the west of US 31W in Hardin and Meade Counties. Currently Fort Knox’s primary access is directly and indirectly obtained via US 31W, a highly congested corridor. The purpose of this project is to improve mobility to and from this population base to Fort Knox’s primary access point (Chaffee Gate located at the Bullion Blvd. / US 31W Interchange).
III. Design Criteria
The proposed new Connector Route will have a design speed of 55 mph. The right of way will be partially controlled, with access points spaced at 1200 foot minimum intervals. The proposed typical section will be a 2-lane Initial and 4-lane Ultimate (40ft Depressed Median) with 12 foot lanes and 8 foot shoulders (2 foot paved), matching the existing typical section on Veteran’s Memorial Boulevard.
IV. Further Information
The inside of this flyer contains a map of the project for your reference. Additional detail can be obtained at the district’s website (enter weblink). A comment sheet is also available at the website to offer suggestions or corrections.
V. Future Steps
The Transportation Cabinet has enlisted the consultant services of HMB and Municipal Engineers to prepare the plans. It is anticipated that the Cabinet will begin acquiring the right of way for this project in the summer of 2010. To initiate the acquisition process, there will be a Public Informational Meeting. Letters will be sent to landowners prior to the meeting with details.
Department Of Highways - District 4
634 E. Dixie Highway
PO Box 309
Elizabethtown, KY 42702