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I-64 Corridor Study (Story Ave. to I-264)

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The I-64 Corridor Study is a planning study to identify and evaluate potential strategies to improve the safety and congestion along I-64 between Story Avenue and I-264 through the completion of a Transportation Needs Assessment Study. Goals of the study include:

  • Reduce congestion
  • Accommodate transportation demand
  • Address roadway deficiencies
  • Balance environmental effects

Funding for this study was included in the 2018 Highway Plan by the Kentucky legislature. The planning study began in late 2019 with a focus on collecting existing conditions data. This includes roadway characteristics, traffic volumes, crash history, and environmental features. Based on this information, traffic operations and high crash locations have been identified. Existing traffic volumes range from 74,500 to 80,500 vehicles per day. From the safety analysis, it was determined that 64 percent of the corridor has high crash spots.

The study will explore a range of short term and long term improvement strategies along with a No-Build scenario. These include strategies for traffic management, alternate modes, and strategies that add capacity along all or portions of the corridor.

Two local officials/stakeholder meetings and two public outreach efforts will be held to present information to stakeholders, residents, and motorists as a part of the planning study. The first local officials/stakeholder meeting was held on July 29, 2020. The project team presented existing conditions information and is seeking input on transportation-related issues for the corridor to help with determining potential improvement strategies.

An interactive presentation that contains study information, including a survey to collect the community's concerns, can be accessed by clicking on the following link: https://arcg.is/04CaCb0The second local officials/stakeholder meeting and public outreach efforts are expected to be held in October 2020 to discuss recommendations/findings. Upcoming meeting details will be provided at a later date on this page and on the KYTC District 5 Facebook page.

A final report will be prepared by the Project Team in early 2021. The document will include information collected during the study process, concept development and analysis, and a summary of findings.

 Contact information

For additional information or questions, please contact KYTC District 5 Project Manager, Carl Jenkins at (502)-210-5400 or carl.jenkins@ky.gov.

 

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