Nearly 50 attend public meeting for KY 36 intersection reconstruction options in Carlisle
Comment period open until April 1
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (March 14, 2014) – If you didn’t make it to the recent public meeting on options for rebuilding the KY 36-KY 32 intersection in downtown Carlisle, you still have time to offer your opinions.
The comment period for the project remains open until April 1, and maps and forms are still available online. Just visit Kentucky Department of Highways District 9’s main web site at Transportation.Ky.Gov/District-9 and select the project from the “Featured Projects” list to find out more information.
Nearly 50 people gathered in Carlisle on March 11 to attend the project’s public meeting. Transportation Cabinet engineers and staff, as well as engineering consultants with Burgess & Niple Inc., provided handouts and displays explaining the proposed reconstruction of the congested five-way intersection near the Nicholas County Schools complex.
The two options for replacing the intersection, which would provide improved sight distance, safer and more efficient traffic flow, and better access for the school system and surrounding community, include:
- Alternative 1: Building a new four-way signalized intersection at the existing crossing of KY 36, the school campus and business entrances; and moving KY 32 to connect to KY 36 at a new intersection west of that area.
- Alternative 2: Building a four-way roundabout slightly west of the existing intersection that would also include changes to the school entrance and campus traffic flow.
Oral and written statements concerning the project were accepted during the meeting. Comments also may be submitted in writing, and must be received by April 1, to Kentucky Department of Highways District 9, P.O. Box 347, Flemingsburg, KY 41041.
Once all comments are received, the Transportation Cabinet will review them and all other project information – engineering and traffic analyses, environmental data, etc., - and a preferred alignment option will be selected. Then, the project will advance to final design.
For questions about the project, please contact KYTC project team leader David Ritchie, P.E., at Department of Highways District 9 in Flemingsburg at (800) 817-2551 or by email at Dave.Ritchie@Ky.Gov.