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--- 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


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,-85.6711895,3a,75y,22.5h,62.39t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1suHjMNOisaMdLjozqCY4hnQ!2e0!!7i16384!8i8192?entry=ttu with Nelsonville road comes to mind.  I don't even understand how that passed inspection to begin with!

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.


Image from Historic Aerials, 1983

^ 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 wasn’t 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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