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ibthebigd:

--- Quote from: hbelkins on April 28, 2023, 02:17:53 PM ---Best way to improve the connection from I-64 west to Mountain Parkway east, or Mountain Parkway west to I-64 east, would be a major improvement to KY 11 between Clay City and Mt. Sterling.

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How much further is US 460 to Ky 213

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hbelkins:
Actually, there are a lot of people who prefer taking KY 213 and US 460 as opposed to KY 11. I haven't run the mileage on the exact routes, but there's much more improved highway along 213/460. Only about 6-7 miles of that route is not improved, vs. the entire 15-mile KY 11 route.

I guess a lot of it depends on where you're coming from and where you're going.

Georgia Guardrail:
Are there any current plans for improvements on the Bluegrass Parkway?

This dangerous interchange https://www.google.com/maps/@37.749732,-85.6711895,3a,75y,22.5h,62.39t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1suHjMNOisaMdLjozqCY4hnQ!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3DuHjMNOisaMdLjozqCY4hnQ%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D7.0851994%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu with Nelsonville road comes to mind.  I don't even understand how that passed inspection to begin with!

plain:
That design is the remnants of a single point toll plaza, where the mainline and all ramps used it. It's pretty much in the same vein as the typical cloverleaf toll plazas KY used.


EDIT:

Image from Historic Aerials, 1983

wriddle082:
^ Yes it was a 40 toll up until 1991 when all tolls were lifted.  I got to throw coins in the baskets at each of the toll plazas right before the tolls were lifted, as I had my permit and license back in 91.  This plaza was the only one on the BG that wasnt located under a bridge, so there was an actual toll plaza structure built here.

Also, flooding is common in this area when heavy rains occur.  I have seen it flooded in all of the grassy sections between the ramps and roadways, but not on KY 52 itself (though I can imagine it has flooded).  The Rolling Fork River is just west of this area.

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