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KY 57 Project in Lewis County

 Project Description

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has proposed a project to improve nearly 5 miles of KY 57 in Lewis County between the Fleming County line and the AA Highway. A public meeting was held in February 2019 and design engineering consultants are currently working with Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 engineers to develop the most effective design.

Read the News Release About the 'Blank Slate' Public Meeting

Background

KY 57 is a rural major collector between the AA Highway (KY 9) in Tollesboro and KY 11 in Flemingsburg. The segment of KY 57 under study from the Fleming/Lewis County line to the A-A Highway in Tollesboro is a continuation of the ongoing corridor improvements along KY 11 from Mt. Sterling to Flemingsburg, and along KY 57 from Flemingsburg to the Fleming/Lewis County line.

The section of KY 57 from MP 0.500 to MP 4.557 is the final segment of this corridor and is currently a narrow two-lane roadway with narrow shoulders, few passing opportunities, many vertical deficiencies, and some horizontal deficiencies.

The purpose of this KY 57 reconstruction project is to improve safety, mobility, access, and connectivity along KY 57 from Flemingsburg to Tollesboro. Proposed solutions will accommodate current and future traffic demands of commuters, school buses, commercial vehicles, and Amish buggies, while providing continuity with the improvements already in place south of this project.

 Contact Information

Branch Manager for Project Development

Darrin Eldridge, PE
Email: Darrin.Eldridge@ky.gov

Project Manager

Rachel Catchings, PE
Email: Rachel.Catchings@ky.gov

Kentucky Department of Highways, District 9
P.O. Box 347
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
(606) 845-2551
(800) 817-2551

 What's Next?

Engineers will develop preliminary alternates and conduct environmental studies Spring 2019 through Summer 2019. Another public meeting is expected in Fall 2019 to show alternatives, i.e., lines on a map of different improvements that could be built.

The goal is hold a "Preferred Alternative Public Meeting" in Spring 2020. All public meetings will be announced in local media and on social media.

(Click on image to download a larger handout that contains project timelines.)

 

 Documents

KY 57 Handout Detailing Project Info (from the February 2019 "blank slate" meeting)

KY 57 Project Questionaire (from the February 2019 "blank slate" meeting)

Coming Soon: Project maps as displayed at the February 2019 meeting

*NOTE: These files are in PDF format, which requires the free Adobe reader software

 

​This page is maintained by: Allen.Blair@ky.gov, who may be contacted to make corrections or changes.

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