KY 36 Intersection Reconstruction in Carlisle

​As part of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet's 2012-2018 highway plan, engineers are redesigning the KY 36 intersection at KY 32 in downtown Carlisle to improve safety and traffic flow.


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 Purpose & Need


The project's purpose is to address the poor geometry of the existing 5-legged intersection of KY 32 and KY 36, and to reconstruct the intersection and approaches as necessary to achieve adequate sight distance, safer and more efficient traffic flow, and better access for the school system and surrounding community.

The Transportation Cabinet has hired a consultant, Burgess & Niple, Inc., to join the Highway District 9 project team to help design the reconstruction. Over the past several months, the project team has discussed preliminary conceptual designs in order to narrow alternatives down to those that are cost effective and adequately meet the purpose and need. As a result, two alternatives have emerged to stand out as the most suitable. Those were presented to local officials and stakeholders in October in order to prepare project plans for the next step - a public meeting.


 Preliminary Plans

Conceptual Alternate 1: Reroute
roadways (KY 36, KY 32 and KY 13) so that all meet at more traditional intersections. (Click image to download map!)
Conceptual Alternate 2: Build a roundabout that reconfigures the intersection to allow for continuous traffic flow and turning movements.
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All plans are subject to change.

 What's Next?

An important part of the decision-making process in rebuilding the KY 36 intersection is public input. Transportation projects start with project teams developing preliminary alternatives, which are then taken to local officials and area stakeholders for input, comments and concerns – which occurred Oct. 22 for this project. The project team took that input and continued developing preliminary designs to present at a public meeting. That meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, March 11, at which all alternatives under consideration will be shown and comments taken.
Once all public input is received, final design will be completed and detailed plans will be drawn up. If funding is available, the right of way purchasing and utility relocation phases of the project can begin. After that work is complete, the construction phase can start. It could be several years before construction begins.
Contact Information Contact Info
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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Please contact District 9's Project Development office​, or visit the link above, for more information.

Darrin Eldridge, P.E., Branch Manager