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News Release
Allen Blair
Information Officer
District 9
606.845.2551 Office
606.748.3716 Cell 
More than 80 attend second public meeting for KY 7 improvements in Elliott and Morgan Counties
 
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (April 22, 2015) – A second public meeting for a KY 7 highway improvement project in Elliott and Morgan counties drew more than 80 participants last week.
 
At the meeting, engineers and project team leaders discussed the project – the proposed reconstruction 10 miles of KY 7 from the southern city limits of Sandy Hook to the KY 711 intersection at Wrigley in Morgan County – and took public comments. Comments are accepted at public meetings, and 15 days afterward:
 
 
Click to download the questionnaire, then print and mail by May 1 with your comments!
 
Click to view a map of the project area, including proposed routes for the improved highway (coming soon)
 
 
 
 
PREVIOUS INFORMATION
State highway crews prepared for winter weather duty
Freezing rain expected across northeast region
 
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2014) – State snow plow drivers are standing by as a developing winter storm threatens to blanket northeast Kentucky with icy precipitation.
 
Crews in most Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 counties – Bath, Boyd, Carter, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan – have been loading trucks with salt, adding chains to plow trucks and making sure chainsaws are ready for what the National Weather Service predicts could be a sleet and freezing rain assault on roadways this evening.
 
Current plow drivers will stay after hours today at maintenance facilities to be ready to respond when the storm hits. In areas impacted by wintry weather, crews will work to clear roadways then switch out with another crew at midnight. They will continue working 12-hour shifts until the storm threat subsides and roads are clear.
 
With freezing rain expected across much of the region, motorists should expect slick conditions even on treated roadways because the rain can wash away road-clearing salt. In these conditions, crews continually apply salt but re-freezing is possible between applications.
 
If you must travel, please wear your seatbelt, slow down and follow these winter driving tips:
 
Drive carefully. Allow plenty of time to get to your destination. Do not use cruise control. Remember that bridges, overpasses and exit and entrance ramps can be icy when other areas are not.
 
Leave a “space cushion.” Leave enough room between you and the car in front of you because stopping in snow may require up to four times your normal stopping distance.
 
Steer into the skid. Stay calm and ease your foot off the gas while carefully steering in the direction you want the front of your vehicle to go.
 
Road condition updates are available on District 9's social media accounts at Twitter.com/KYTCDistrict9 or Facebook.com/KYTCDistrict9.
 
During winter weather, Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crews and contractors in District 9 have more than 75 snow plows and more than 10,000 tons of salt stockpiled to fight winter precipitation. Learn more about snow removal efforts by following District 9 online at Bit.ly/D9Snow. Find out where snow plows are on duty statewide by visiting 511.ky.gov/WinterActivities online.
 

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