US 460 Improvements


Scott County & Bourbon County 

Project Update

January 20, 2022 - The project team for the US 460 improvement project would like to update you on the progress of we have made since our last correspondence.  

Since the public meeting held on October 24, 2019, the project team has been working on determining the environmental impacts of both alternates.  We have been mostly working on ways to reduce the project impact to the Newtown Community Historic District.  This environmental process has taken longer than anticipated, but the project team is nearing the end of that process.

With the information we received from the public meeting and from the environmental process, the project team has chosen Alternate 2 that was presented at the public meeting as the preferred alternate except in the area of the Newtown community.  In that area, we have still not chosen a preferred alternate.

We have designed several options in the Newtown community area since the public meeting as we worked through the Section 106 Consulting Party process which assisted the project team in considering the impacts to the historic resources in the project limits.  We are currently considering a bypass option in the area of the Newtown community that goes around the limits of the historic district to the north.  Once we have determined the impacts of this option, the project team will decide what option in the area of Newtown we will combine with Alternate 2 to move forward with in final design.  The links below show the combined Alternate 2 and bypass option that is the current alternate in either Google Earth or PDF format.

The project team has already begun working on revisions to the Alternate 2 design presented at the public meeting.  We are working to reduce the right-of-way and utility impacts as we move forward in the final design phase.  In the next few months, the project consultant will be getting additional survey in the project area as well as geotechnical information.

The project will now progress through final design with right-of-way plans anticipated in Fall 2022.  We will update this webpage with any changes in the project schedule.  Thank you for your patience as we work to improvement this corridor.

Google Earth:7-8705.10_Preliminary Avoidance Alignment 9-27-2021.kmz

PDF files:07-8705.10_Current Proposed US 460 Project-1 of 2.pdf

07-8705.10_Current Proposed US 460 Project-2 of 2.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,+Lexington,+KY+40511/@38.0752161,-84.4945286,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x88424445964d320d:0xe9e6448f5c96f267!8m2!3d38.0752119!4d-84.4923399


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