Public meetings start next week in the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s study of highway needs in the Ashland-Boyd-Greenup urban area of northeast Kentucky.
The first meeting will be Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5-7 p.m. at the Flatwoods Senior Center. A second will follow Tuesday, Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m. at Ashland City Hall.
At the meetings, engineers will ask the public what transportation improvements are needed along roadways in a 50-square-mile area that includes the US 23 corridor between Catlettsburg, Ashland, and Greenup and along the US 60 corridor between Ashland and Cannonsburg in Boyd County.
The information will become a part of the Boyd-Greenup County Small Urban Area Study being undertaken by consultant engineering firm QK4, Inc., that focuses on safety and traffic congestion issues in that area.
The study will use engineering and traffic data – both now and projected to 2050 – and the public input to develop possible highway improvements.
Each public meeting will follow an “open house” format where anyone may drop in between 5 and 7 p.m. to talk to engineers, learn more about the study, and offer ideas on how to improve area transportation. The public may share information using maps, computers, and other means provided at the meeting.
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 5-7 p.m.
City of Flatwoods Senior Center
2513 Reed Street
Flatwoods, KY 41139
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 5-7 p.m.
Ashland City Commission Chambers
Third Floor – City Building
1700 Greenup Avenue
Ashland, KY 41101
(provided by Kentucky Department of Transportation)