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NE2:
Figured I'd create a general Kentucky thread like some other states have.

Anyway, what's the point of the new-terrain KY 680 south of Harold? I assume it's pork, but even pork usually has a purpose. Is it just pure economic development with no real expectation of through traffic, like this article implies? Or is it intended as a shortcut from KY 80 to Pikeville (I guess part of the "I-66" corridor)?

hbelkins:

--- Quote from: NE2 on April 22, 2011, 07:29:44 PM ---Figured I'd create a general Kentucky thread like some other states have.

Anyway, what's the point of the new-terrain KY 680 south of Harold? I assume it's pork, but even pork usually has a purpose. Is it just pure economic development with no real expectation of through traffic, like this article implies? Or is it intended as a shortcut from KY 80 to Pikeville (I guess part of the "I-66" corridor)?

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There is already a fairly new KY 680 from KY 80 to KY 122 in the McDowell area. When this is completed, it will be a shortcut to Pikeville. It will come out on US 23 just north of the Pike/Floyd county line. It won't be part of the I-66 corridor, and the linked story is the first I'd ever heard that the route will eventually be four lanes.

Long story as to why it's not yet finished, and the first part from US 23 west just opened to traffic last year. There is a part beyond that where the grade work is mostly done but paving hasn't been started yet. And as much as I like road project for rural Kentucky, I must say i agree with the reason this one was delayed.

NE2:
Ah, here we go:

--- Quote from: http://transportation.ky.gov/progperform/Bull%202000-04/12-301_10.htm ---This proposed highway is one link in the Garrett to Harold Highway that will provide a needed connector from KY 80 near Garrett to US 23 at Harold.
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When I mentioned I-66 I didn't mean that it would be part of I-66, but that it will serve as part of the best route across southern Kentucky to Beckley while I-66 waits in the meat locker.

NE2:
There appear to be duplicate KY 2390s in Laurel and Metcalfe Counties. I guess someone screwed up when assigning numbers.

hbelkins:

--- Quote from: NE2 on April 24, 2011, 01:33:42 PM ---There appear to be duplicate KY 2390s in Laurel and Metcalfe Counties. I guess someone screwed up when assigning numbers.

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You seeing this on a map somewhere? Might be a typo somewhere...

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