ky transcab shield 300DAWSON SPRINGS, Ky. (6/21/13) – On Thursday night, June 21, 2013, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways held a public information meeting in regards to the widening of East Arcadia (US 62) in Dawson Springs.
 
The main purpose of last night’s meeting was to share information with the public that concerns the proposed project and obtain public comments and input of the Widening of East Arcadia Ave. The widening will start from approximately Sycamore Street that will run through Parkwood Drive.
 
This project will be adding a center turn lane and sidewalks. This will be a very constrained project due to the businesses and buildings that are close to the roadway, which makes the design a little more difficult. “There will be a lot of people with concerns with parking and how they will get into their parking lots,” stated Kevin McClearn, Chief District Engineer on this project. “Some of that will change because they need more room. We own some of that property by right-away, so we are going to utilize that to get that center turning lane in to make it safer for everyone who drives.” Currently drivers in Dawson Springs use a refuge lane and then when the road is clear they can turn.
 
“Also the curb and gather will catch drainage and channel it away, which will be an improvement,” expressed McClearn. “With the limits we have come across we are looking at 3 alternates. We are still deciding which one is best by having the people in the community come and look and give us their feedback of things that are important to them. Then we will take those comments and pick which alternate works best and develop a set of plans over the next few months, then come back out to the public.”
 
Right now it’s difficult to pin point exactly when this project will be starting. A traditional project you start with the design phase, then right-away, then once that is secured the utility relocation phase starts. “We are just in the design phase now and have about roughly 6 months or so of design then we will move into right-away,” stated McClearn. “So we are looking at least another year and half to two years before the construction will start.”
 
Amber Mena
SurfKY News

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

Most Read This Week

July 27, 2015 5358

Death of Central City Man in Dawson Springs Under…

by SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 3682

School System Announces Free Lunch/Breakfast at…

by SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 2201

Hanson, Owensboro, Bowling Green Youths Win at…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 2117

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 27, 2015 2088

Family Needs Help in Paying 18-Year-Old's Funeral…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

July 02, 2015 19601

Emergency Response Team on Scene of Standoff on…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 17, 2015 15810

Muhlenberg Most Wanted - Top 10

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

July 29, 2015 2117

Miss Hopkins County Fair 2015 Chosen

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 28, 2015 1968

Heavy Rains, Two Wrecks Impede WKP Travel

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1757

Crime Stoppers Top Most Wanted - July 29, 2015

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1225

PPD Warns Public: Beware of Facebook Scam

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 1007

24th Annual Miss Teen Hopkins County Fair Pageant…

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 990

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports Released -…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 930

Local Teen Cited on Charges for Alleged…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 684

Yeti Spotted at Hanson Pharmacy

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 675

Crime Stoppers Fugitive of the Week – July 29,…

by SurfKY News
July 29, 2015 653

Muhlenberg County Head Start Preschool Program…

by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News