Murray North 16th Street Five Points Project

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Future North 16th Street/Five Points Improvement Options for Murray

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is advancing a safety and capacity enhancement project in Murray to improve North 16th Street from and including the Five Points Intersection extending northward to the KY 121 intersection.  This is along the northwest edge of the Murray State University Campus.

KYTC engineers and design staff hosted a public meeting to discuss the planned improvements on Tuesday, May 24, 2022, at Murray State University Heritage Hall.  KYTC engineers, design staff, and consultants presented concepts, answered questions, and gathered public comments.

Public input is a critical part of the planning process.

If you were unable to attend the open house public meeting, please take time to review the meeting exhibits below.

Please read and consider all of the proposals, then fill out the questionnaire at the end.  Your input will help guide our KYTC engineering and design staff as the project moves forward.

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16th Street (KY 748 and CS 1047) 

Purpose of Public Meeting

The purpose of this meeting is to present information regarding the proposed N 16th Street project, which will widen N 16th Street to three lanes and improve the Five Points intersection. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is requesting your input on preliminary engineering alternatives. 

Exhibits for the proposed alternatives and a questionnaire that provides the opportunity to provide comments will be made available on the project website at projectwebaddress.com. We are interested in your input and encourage you to share your concerns on the proposed project. Please visit the project website to view the exhibits and complete the questionnaire to provide valuable feedback for the project team. 

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Project Purpose and Need
16th Street is a direct route to the heart of the Murray State University Campus and the corridor currently experiences congestion, including queueing at the unconventional Five Points intersection. Crash data also shows clusters of crashes at the intersections with KY 121, Valentine Street, and with Chestnut/College Farm/Coldwater (Five Points). This project will widen 16th Street to a three-lane corridor, improve pedestrian and bicycle facilities, and improve the Five Points intersection.
Comparison of Intersection Alternatives

Three alternatives have been developed for the Five Points intersection. The design team is seeking public input on the alternatives.

Alternative 1 - Four Leg Roundabout

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Coldwater Road relocated with stop control at N 16th St
16th St/College Farm Rd/Chestnut St approaches centered at the roundabout
Right-in-right-out on Short Drive
Overall LOS B (14.2) in 2045 AM Peak Hour
Overall LOS C (17.6) in 2045 PM Peak Hour


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Alternative 2 - Five Leg Roundabout Alternative

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Oval shape to accommodate all five legs
Trucks must travel through the whole roundabout to complete right turn movement from southbound N 16th St to Coldwater Rd
Overall LOS C (19.5) in 2045 AM Peak Hour
Overall LOS C (20.6) in 2045 PM Peak Hour


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Alternative 3 - Signalized Intersection

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Dedicated left-turn lanes for all approaches
Dedicated right turn lanes for northbound N 16th St and Chestnut St
Coldwater Road relocated with stop control at N 16th St
Right in/right out on Short Dr
Overall LOS B (17.5) in 2045 AM Peak Hour
Overall LOS C (24.7) in 2045 PM Peak Hour


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Alternate 1 ROLL PLOT

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Download Plan - PDF


Alternate 2 ROLL PLOT

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Download Plan - PDF


Comparison of N 16th Street Widening Alternatives

Two alternatives have been developed for the N 16th Street widening. The design team is seeking public input on the alternatives.
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Typical Section

Urban 3-Lane Typical Section
Two 11-ft Travel Lanes, 14’ Two-way Left Turn Lane
10’ Multiuse Path to East
5’ Sidewalk to West

Alternative 1 - Widening Only Alternative

Widen N 16th Street to include a two-way left-turn lane
Includes curb and gutter with storm sewer
Multiuse path and sidewalk from Five Points intersection to KY 121

Alternative 2 - Widening and Vertical Curve Correction Alternative

Widen N 16th Street to include a two-way left-turn lane
Includes curb and gutter with storm sewer
Multiuse path and sidewalk from Five Points intersection to KY 121
Vertical curve correction near Valentine Street

Estimated Project Cost:

Includes Intersection and Roadway Improvements
Similar for All Alternatives
$4,000,000 - $4,500,000

Project Schedule

Selection of Preferred Alternative (2022)
Right of Way Acquisition (2023)
Utility Relocations (2024)
Construction (2026)


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