An option has been chosen! The preliminary preferred alternative for the new intersection is a roundabout ... Several design options have been discussed since the March 2014 public meeting, which included traffic flow changes at the KY 32-KY 36 intersection at Nicholas County Schools. The newest design shifts the location of the roundabout:
Public meeting to showcase latest design for KY 36-32 intersection improvements at Carlisle
Open-house meeting Feb. 25, 5-7, at Nicholas County High School
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (Feb. 11, 2016) – Transportation Cabinet engineers and consultants will meet with the public this month to present the latest roundabout design for the KY 36-KY 32 intersection improvement project in downtown Carlisle.
At the meeting, scheduled for 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Nicholas County High School cafeteria, attendees will see a newly-drafted plan to improve state-highway traffic flow that came in response to community input and further traffic analysis.
That plan still replaces the current congested five-way signalized intersection with a more efficient roundabout – but one in a different configuration at a new location – while eliminating relocations and reducing impacts to existing business entrances and to the Carlisle historic district.
Those attending the Feb. 25 open-house meeting may drop in at any time to view designs and maps, make comments and talk with representatives from the Transportation Cabinet’s engineering consultant – Burgess & Niple Inc. – as well as Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 engineers and project staff.
Oral and written statements concerning the project will be accepted during the meeting, and comments may be submitted in writing for a period of 15 days afterward to Kentucky Department of Highways District 9, P.O. Box 347, Flemingsburg, KY 41041. For more information, or to request assistance due to a disability, please call the district office at (800) 817-2551.
This meeting is one of several that have been held with the Nicholas County public, local community stakeholders and others over the last three years.
In 2014, two preliminary plans were presented – one that proposed a roundabout and another that proposed two new intersections to reroute and improve KY 32 and KY 36 traffic Carlisle. Since then, engineers have continued to analyze all options and public input to meet traffic and community needs, resulting in the new design being presented this month.
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.
COMING SOON: Roundabout schematics that open in Google Earth, allowing viewers to "walk" along the new road configuration. (Informational only, not official plans.)
View documents on the intersection projects and roundabouts presented to the public in 2014:
Nicholas County Project Powerpoint PDF File (Click to download in new window, 4 Mb)
Modern Roundabouts 101 Handout (Click to download in new window, 3 Mb)