Oldham County: KY 53 Improvements from KY 22 at Ballardsville to I-71 - Project 05-8852

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To provide the traveling public with a safe facility that meets current design standards.  The goals for this project are:

  • To improve ​safety and reduce crashes.
  • To improve the capacity and the level of service of the roadway.
  • To accommodate the forecasted increase in automotive and commercial truck traffic on KY 53.
  • To provide updated transportation facilities​.
​Project Scope

Widen KY 53 to increase capacity and add a paved two-way left turn lane.

Realign KY 53 in key areas to improve geometry.

Realign approach roads to improve intersection safety.

​Selected Alternative 
(from 2008 Public Input)

Overall system connectivity is addressed.  All substandard sections of Existing KY 53 are addressed.

This alternative presents an opportunity to continue improvements of KY 53 toward Shelbyville in the future.

It provides the best access to planned and current schools on KY 22 West.

Has the lowest utility relocation costs.

Provides increased development opportunities along the new cross-country section of KY 53.

Bypasses Ballardsville avoids impacts to properties along the road and provides a "Main Street" area through the town from the remnants of Existing KY 53.

Results in no impacts to Ballardsville Baptist Church's parking lot and entrance or the Chrystal-Bridge fish farm ponds.

​Project Timeline

As of Winter 2023/2024 (SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

  • The environmental document, public outreach, and updates to the preliminary design will continue through the spring of 2024.
  • Final design in 2024, following public outreach.
  • Right-of-way acquisition in 2025.*
  • Utility relocations in 2026.*
  • Construction is to begin in 2027.*

*The above project milestone dates are subject to change due to changes in funding availability within the next Enacted Highway Plan.*

​Public Input

A public meeting was held on September 25, 2008, to present the three developed alignment alternatives and gather public input.  Comments from the public meeting questionnaire were accepted until October 9, 2008. 

Documents presented at the 2008 public meeting: 

A public meeting was held on March 27, 2024, to review the previously selected design, provide the public with an update on project information, and to fill out comment sheets. 

Documents presented at the 2024 public meeting: 
***Click here for survey and storymap.*** ​
Feedback accepted through April 27, 2024. 

​Project Manager
Pat Matheny, P.E.
Phone: 502.764.0835

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​Page last updated 01-05-2024​

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