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News Release

 

Kentucky Department of Highways District 9

Contact: Allen Blair

606.845.2551 (office)

606.748.3716 (cell)

Allen.Blair@ky.gov​


Project to Rebuild KY 207 in Greenup County Moving Toward Final Design
Property owners to get environmental, archeological survey letters

 

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. (May 15, 2020) – Plans to rebuild KY 207 in Greenup County will move forward this year as Kentucky Transportation Cabinet engineers begin final design of the proposed highway improvement project.

Residents and landowners along the five-mile KY 207 project area, between the Industrial Parkway (KY 67) and KY 693 in Flatwoods, will receive surveys and letters in the mail soon – if they haven't already – about important environmental and archeological studies.

Engineers began planning the project in 2010, followed by community meetings in 2011 that featured roadway widening and safety improvement alternatives. Since then, the Transportation Cabinet has refined its plans for the project and sought funding authorization in the state's highway plan.

This year, engineers will complete environmental studies and begin final design – the next step in the project lifecycle.

To complete the studies, engineers and archaeologists must survey each landowner affected by property relocations. Federal law requires such analysis to determine whether a project would place an undue burden on low-income or minority populations. Information is kept confidential.

Once studies are complete, engineers can finalize highway design, begin purchasing right of way and relocating utilities. Construction is expected to begin in 2026 or thereafter, subject to availability of funding.

When complete, the proposed $50 million project will rebuild KY 207 – mostly along its current route – with wider travel lanes, fewer hills and curves, and improved intersections to increase safety and boost traffic capacity between downtown Flatwoods and the Industrial Parkway.

For information about the project, or to ask questions about the studies, please contact Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 project manager Darrin Eldridge at (606) 849-1741 or environmental coordinator Karen Mynhier at (606) 849-1745. Information is also available online at www.Transportation.ky.gov/DistrictNine.

 

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