Boyd-Greenup Traffic & Safety Study

LATEST NEWS: Thanks for your input! The final report for the Boyd-Greenup Traffic & Safety Study is now complete and may be viewed HERE, or on KYTC's Division of Planning website under the Planning Studies & Reports section for District 9.

PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD NOW CLOSED ... You can still Visit to see comments that were shared during the open period.

PUBLIC MEETINGS were held Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5-7 at Flatwoods Senior Center, and Jan. 28, 5-7 at Ashland City Hall. See the NEWS RELEASE for details. Click to read or download the Public Meeting Handout that has a summary of the study and other information.


The Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 and consultant engineering firm QK4 have begun the Boyd-Greenup County Small Urban Area Study.

Its focus is to identify existing safety and traffic congestion issues on all state-maintained roadways and chosen local routes in a 50-square-mile area that includes the US 23 corridor between Catlettsburg, Ashland, and Greenup and along the US 60 corridor between Ashland and Cannonsburg in Boyd County.

Engineers will use analysis of traffic data - both now and projected to 2050 - and public input to look at those issues, then identify possible highway improvements that could meet existing and future transportation needs.


  • Identify existing safety and congestion issues in the transportation network
  • Identify and prioritize improvement concepts
    • Long-term for future programming
    • Short-term for "quick wins"
  • Conduct public involvement activities
    • Comments/public meetings
  • Document process in a technical report
Map of 50 square mile study area of urbanized Boyd County


​Visit the Transportation Cabinet's planning division page on Small Urban Area (SUA) Planning to learn more about the process and see contact info.

 Media Contact

​Allen Blair, Information Officer
(606) 748-3716
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