Nearly 100 residents, roadway users attend May 23 public meeting
Comment deadline is June 7
COALTON, Ky. – Nearly 100 residents traveled US 60 to Coalton in Boyd County on May 23 to hear about and comment on the Transportation Cabinet's proposed widening project for the highway.
Residents and roadway users viewed detailed maps of alternate widening plans along US 60's existing corridor. Some areas are shifted to the north and some to the south, with some alternatives along the route. (Download maps below). Questionnaires were distributed so that the public could comment on which widening plan they preferred and could share other information with Transportation Cabinet engineers. Questionnaires are also available for download (above) and must be returned by June 7.
Engineers seeks comment on US 60 widening project
Public meeting Wednesday, May 23, 5-7 p.m. at Coalton
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. – If you frequently drive US 60 in Boyd County, especially from Coalton to Cannonsburg, what kind of roadway do you want in the future?
That’s the question Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers will ask at a public meeting this week – Wednesday, May 23, 5-7 p.m. at the Boyd County Cooperative Extension Service’s Franks Community Building – as part of an estimated $38.7 million project to redesign the busy highway.
The project includes a proposed widening and other improvements to two miles of US 60 from the KY 180 intersection to the I-64 interchange.
At Wednesday’s meeting, at 1758 Addington Road near the Boyd County fairgrounds, the public will be able to view maps of alternatives being considered and talk with engineers. The meeting will follow an open house format, with project overviews at 5:15 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. Questionnaires will be available, and all information and comments gathered will be considered as the design progresses. Information concerning Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act will also be available.
For more information about the meeting, please contact the Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Highways District 9 office at (800) 817-2551