7-8403 is the
KYTC Six Year Plan Item to reconstruct the I-75/KY 627(Boonesborough Road) bridge and Interchange at Exit 95. The purpose
of the project is to improve safety, provide additional capacity at the
intersections and reduce delay. The existing interchange is a traditional
diamond configuration providing access to KY 627 to the east and US25 to the
west. Heavy commuter traffic at peak hours in the morning and afternoon along
with a large number of semi-trucks traveling to a truck stop cause congestion
and safety concerns. The project will also relocate the intersections of
Colonel and Simpson Road with KY627 approximately 800 feet to the east of the
existing location. This will remove
points of traffic conflict away from the ramps, improve traffic operations throughout the
interchange area, and improve traffic capacity and safety.
reconfigured interchange will also be a traditional diamond. However, Boonesborough Rd (KY 627) and ramps will be reconstructed with additional lanes
to accommodate future traffic projections. Boonesborough Rd will be a 4-lane roadway with raised median approaching the
interchange to help control access. Six
Lanes will be constructed between the ramps to provide adequate turn lane
storage for projected traffic volumes. The project will also replace a
substandard bridge with a new structure.
Boonesborough Road will have 6’ paved shoulders on the left and right sides in
which pedestrian and bicycle facilities can be placed.
Transportation Cabinet and DLZ/WMB as the consulting engineering firm are
designing the Project.
is expected to be advertised for bids on January 25, 2019. The estimated cost of the project is just under