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Re: Kentucky
« Reply #225 on: January 10, 2021, 05:15:23 PM »

KYTC buys ROW and designs for ultimate four lanes a lot of the time. But, it is odd that the bridge structures and grading already took place.
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« Reply #226 on: January 11, 2021, 09:33:30 AM »

Considering that they are only projecting a ~5,500 AADT by 2030, it's very much overbuilt. The new route was built to connect US 60 to Interstate 69.

I'm surprised they added the bridges considering they didn't for KY Route 67/Industrial Parkway.

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« Reply #227 on: January 26, 2021, 08:29:57 PM »

From the Courier-Journal [Louisville], 15 Mar. 1969, p. B1:

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« Reply #228 on: February 23, 2021, 09:20:11 AM »

So I was curious about the very large terminus of KY Route 67 / Industrial Parkway at Interstate 64 - it certainly appears that it is built to accommodate an extension southward (along with four-lane expansion): https://goo.gl/maps/BU7WSBmVjc7qbC1A9



I was looking through KYTC's project archives and came across this on page 111 of the phase one project plans for the parkway. THere is a marking for the future mainline to proceed south.





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Looking at the other plans, it seems that the ultimate goal is to build overpasses at all of the intersections and have right-in, right-out movements for those turns to eliminate any cross-median traffic. Some of these stubs were not graded.
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Re: Kentucky
« Reply #229 on: February 23, 2021, 01:56:03 PM »

So I was curious about the very large terminus of KY Route 67 / Industrial Parkway at Interstate 64 - it certainly appears that it is built to accommodate an extension southward (along with four-lane expansion): https://goo.gl/maps/BU7WSBmVjc7qbC1A9



This is pretty much the mirror image of the interchange between the US 22 freeway connector and I-99 at Hollidaysburg, PA: https://goo.gl/maps/gSdSz4yhmxWFJ6dD6. The Pennsylvania interchange also looks like it was intended for the mainline to be extended, although I can't figure out what the final configuration would actually be.
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Re: Kentucky
« Reply #230 on: February 23, 2021, 03:02:47 PM »

Were traffic counts too low to have justified building the KY 67 Industrial Parkway as a freeway, even as a two-lane one?
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« Reply #231 on: February 23, 2021, 03:22:17 PM »

Pretty much. The southernmost segment has 6,000 VPD dropping to under 5,000 VPD on the northernmost segment in 2014. The intersecting roads have barely any traffic, with KY Route 207 clocking in at 1,300 - 2,100 VPD and one of the side roads getting barely above 200 VPD. Others are just gravel roads to cemeteries or to undeveloped plots of land on old strip mine sites.

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Re: Kentucky
« Reply #232 on: February 23, 2021, 07:32:40 PM »

Others are just gravel roads to cemeteries or to undeveloped plots of land on old strip mine sites.

There's a wedding venue now on Brush Creek Rd. Won't add any traffic of significance, though I thought it was noteworthy, since my traveling to a wedding there last fall was the first time I'd ever used SR 67 for a purpose other than bypassing Ashland.


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« Reply #233 on: February 24, 2021, 08:21:13 AM »

The southern extension of KY Route 67 would align up with alternate 9 of the KY Route 645 northern extension that was proposed in 2006 (and rejected): https://transportation.ky.gov/Planning/Planning%20Studies%20and%20Reports/Ky%20-%20645%20Regional%20Corridor%20Study%202_Report%20Text.pdf

Looking further down in the text, the KY Route 645 project was to be extended north to meet KY Route 67 at Interstate 64 as per the original project description. Through analysis, the alignment was shifted west toward Olive Hill and Morehead.
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Re: Kentucky
« Reply #234 on: February 24, 2021, 04:07:05 PM »

The southern extension of KY Route 67 would align up with alternate 9 of the KY Route 645 northern extension that was proposed in 2006 (and rejected): https://transportation.ky.gov/Planning/Planning%20Studies%20and%20Reports/Ky%20-%20645%20Regional%20Corridor%20Study%202_Report%20Text.pdf

Looking further down in the text, the KY Route 645 project was to be extended north to meet KY Route 67 at Interstate 64 as per the original project description. Through analysis, the alignment was shifted west toward Olive Hill and Morehead.

I'm going to venture a guess that Rocky Adkins played a major role in getting that corridor shifted closer to Elliott County. At the time, Adkins was an influential legislator from Sandy Hook. He's now a senior advisor to the governor, having run for governor himself in 2019 and finishing second in the primary.
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« Reply #235 on: February 24, 2021, 04:43:19 PM »

It looked like that the public really didn't buy into that alternative toward KY Route 67 either. It would essentially parallel US Route 23 but be two lanes and through a desolate area of the counties.

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« Reply #236 on: February 26, 2021, 11:50:28 PM »

From the Courier-Journal [Louisville], 15 Mar. 1969, p. B1:



I have always been impressed with how fast Kentucky put together the parkways in the 60's. I know the Pennyrile for example went from conception to completion in less than 5 years....and it's not like it was the only one going at that time.
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« Reply #237 on: February 27, 2021, 12:33:10 AM »

From the Courier-Journal [Louisville], 15 Mar. 1969, p. B1:



I have always been impressed with how fast Kentucky put together the parkways in the 60's. I know the Pennyrile for example went from conception to completion in less than 5 years....and it's not like it was the only one going at that time.

And just look at how fast we build things now with better technology.
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Re: Kentucky
« Reply #238 on: February 27, 2021, 02:32:57 PM »

From the Courier-Journal [Louisville], 15 Mar. 1969, p. B1:



I have always been impressed with how fast Kentucky put together the parkways in the 60's. I know the Pennyrile for example went from conception to completion in less than 5 years....and it's not like it was the only one going at that time.

And just look at how fast we build things now with better technology.
And just imagine how much that stretch of road would cost in today's dollars; much more than simple adjustment for the CPI.
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