KY 32 Redesign in Rowan & Elliott Counties

​Since 2009, engineers have been drafting ways to reconstruct KY 32 from Elliottville in Rowan County to Newfoundland in Elliott County to improve safety and highway system efficiency. More recently, the project and a preferred new route has received federal approval and the project is now in the final design phase. Click the timeline to see milestones.

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 The Story So Far ...


​A planning study in 2008 and 2009 determined a mile-wide corridor within which roadway improvements could be developed. In the last three years, engineers have developed and analyzed six specific highway alignments within that corridor. (Click the timeline above to see specific milestones.) A wide range of alternatives, including new roadways to the north or south, have been considered and engineers have met frequently with the public to gather more information.

The result? A preliminary preferred alternative - Alternative 3 - has received location approval by the Federal Highway Administration.



Preliminary Preferred Alternative (No. 3) as proposed in January 2013

Matrix listing information about alternatives considered

Download the handout from the October 2011 public meeting in Sandy Hook

View an interactive map of preliminary alternatives presented at the 2011 public meetings. (Large file!)

Fact sheet listing details of all past project alternatives


 Preliminary Preferred Alternative


Maps of Alternative 3, a new KY 32 to be built near the existing roadway, which is under consideration. Please note: These maps are for informational purposes only and do not represent official or final highway designs.

Maps are best viewed with most recent versions of Internet Explorer or Firefox and Adobe Acrobat Reader. (Right click, save as, then open file and place cursor near bottom of map to see zoom controls.)

From Elliottville to mile marker 21 in Rowan County.

From mile marker 21 in Rowan County to mile marker 4 in Elliott County.

From mile marker 4 in Elliott County to Newfoundland.


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Department of Highways District 9
P.O. Box 347
822 Elizaville Ave
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
Toll Free: (800) 817-2551
Phone: (606) 845-2551
Hours: 8am - 4:30pm EST, M-F
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Media Contact: Allen Blair
(606) 748-3716

 Project Team


Darrin Eldridge, P.E.,
Project Development
Branch Manager
(606) 845-2551

Rachel Catchings, P.E.,
Design Office Supervisor

Karen Mynhier,
Environmental Coordinator

URS Corp., Louisville, Ky.
(502) 569-2301
Greg Groves, Project Manager

QK4, Louisville, Ky.
(502) 585-2222