Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Widening of East Arcadia Ave in Dawson Springs

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

© Copyright 2014 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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 by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,805.41
+127.51 (0.76%)    
2 S&P 1,964.58
+13.76 (0.71%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,483.71
+30.92 (0.69%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Central City Man Charged with Sexual Assault on 16 Year Old

MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. (10/24/14) — The following story is reprinted with permission of the News-Democrat & Leader in… Read More

High-Traction, Anti-Skid Coating Application Nearing Completion

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (10/24/14) — A contractor for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is nearing completion on a… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 20, 2014 7260

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 19, 2014 4921

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 21, 2014 3530

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 22, 2014 3199

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in Hopkins News by Karen McKnight
October 21, 2014 3101

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 3025

Resident Returns Home to People Using Drugs,…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2940

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2896

Hopkins County Sheriff's Arrest Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
October 22, 2014 2559

Convicted Felon Charged for Handgun Possession…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
October 22, 2014 2408

Failure to Signal Ends in Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 24, 2014 1993

Central City Man Charged with Sexual Assault on…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Chris Cooper
October 23, 2014 1772

Don Everly to be Part of Rock and Roll Hall of…

in Top News For All Sites by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
October 24, 2014 1728

Woman Arrested for Allegedly Reporting Check…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 24, 2014 1704

Miners Turn Out in Madisonville for…

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
October 24, 2014 1480

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 24, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 24, 2014 1363

Family Looking for 'Runner'

in Hopkins News by Lisa Crook
October 24, 2014 1239

County Renews Career Advancement Lease

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 24, 2014 1225

Baldwin, Crist and Saint Selected to 2014 Second…

in Hopkins Sports by Troy Crist
October 24, 2014 1179

Tail Light Out Traffic Stop Turns to Drug Arrest

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 23, 2014 910

Security Officer Offers Identity Theft Protection…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss