US 460 Improvements


Scott County & Bourbon County 

Project Updates

December 22, 2023 - 

KYTC and our design consultant, EA Partners, PLC, have completed the Right of Way plans.  The appraisals will begin soon.  Property owners will be contacted by independent appraisers worki​ng for KYTC in the next several months.  Once the appraisals are completed, right of way acquisitions will begin and proceed through 2024.  Utility companies will begin their relocation designs and will be moving impacted utilities over the next year.  The project construction will begin once the right-of-way and utility relocations are complete if funding has been appropriated in the highway plan. 

October 4, 2022 - 

The Project Team has studied the historic and right-of way impacts with regard to multiple alternatives near the Newtown community and has selected an alternative on the US 460 improvement project. We believe the chosen alternate is the best solution to meet the needs of the traveling public. In addition, it will limit the impacts to local property owners.

The selected alternative will improve the existing route of US 460 through the Newtown community. It will minimize affects to adjacent properties. The alternative will include minor widening of the existing route, along with improvements for the vertical alignment. The changes will increase the sight distance for the intersection at Leesburg Road.

The State Historic Preservation Office reviewed the Cultural Historic Survey. The SHPO agreed that the alternative will have No Adverse Effect to the Newtown historic district and properties. 

The Project Team will continue working on the roadway design. Completion of the final plans can be expected early next year.  We will update this webpage with any changes in the project schedule.  

PDF files:  07-8705.10_Proposed US 460 Project-1 of 2_AUG-2022.pdf

07-8705.10_Proposed US 460 Project-2 of 2_AUG-2022.pdf

07-8705.10_Proposed US 460 Project-Newtown_AUG-2022.pdf

Project Description

Improvements to US 460 from I-75 in Georgetown to KY 353 (Russell Cave Road)

This project is a continuation of the US 460 project in Bourbon County.  The project team has been working on preliminary alternates for US 460 from Elkhorn Green Place near I-75 in Georgetown to tie in with the US 460 project in Bourbon County.  A public information meeting was held on October 24, 2019 to share those alternates with the public.  The information that was shared at that meeting is linked below. 

The project team will review the public comments, alternate estimates, and alternate impacts over the next couple of months to determine the alignment that will be selected for final design.  Once that selection is made, the project team will refine that alignment to reduce costs and minimize overall impacts even further.   More detailed plans will not be available before May 2020 at the earliest.

The remaining phases of the project schedule will be determined based on the future State Highway Plan.

The following are the handout and displays that were shown at the Public Information Meeting on Thursday, October, 24, 2019:
800 Newtown CourtLexingtonKY40511LexingtonKY405128:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m. EST, M-F(859) 246-2355(859) 246-2354KYTC.District7Info@ky.gov,-84.5386349,14.25z/data=!4m6!3m5!1s0x88424445982df023:0xd1bd09f230d00b9f!8m2!3d38.0753254!4d-84.4922346!16s%2Fg%2F1thf9791


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