Dozens attend online public hearing for U.S. 60 project in Ballard Co., Ky.

Dozens attend online public hearing for U.S. 60 project in Ballard Co., Ky.
Nearly 40 citizens attended an online public hearing on the reconstruction of U.S. 60 near Kevil on Tuesday, night, March 9. (Source: KYTC)

BALLARD COUNTY, Ky. (KFVS) - Nearly 40 citizens attended an online public hearing on the reconstruction of U.S. 60 near Kevil on Tuesday, night, March 9.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet personnel and consultants working on the project were available from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday to answer questions and accept statements.

KYTC District 1 Project Manager Chris Kuntz expressed his appreciation for input provided during the meeting.

“We need citizen input to assure we are developing a project that will provide the greatest benefit to the public,” Kuntz said. “We want to thank everyone who attended the online meeting. Even if you didn’t participate Tuesday night, you still have time to visit the website, review the displays, and provide written comments.”

The project website contains graphics shared during the online presentation.

A video of the meeting will be linked on the site for review by anyone who was unable to attend.

According to KYTC, several Kevil-area residents asked for in-person meetings to discuss how the new four-lane might impact their property. The 4.5 miles of new roads will require the purchase of 79 parcels.

The U.S. 60 corridor project is designed to improve safety and mobility in the Kevil area from the existing four-lane near the Ballard-McCracken County line to the Humphrey Creek Bridge at the east edge of LaCenter.

Approximately 6,000 vehicles travel this section of the existing road in an average day.

Comments will be accepted through March 31 online or by email at us60ballard@qk4.com.

You can also mail comments to KYTC District 1; 5501 Kentucky Dam Road; Paducah, KY 42003, c/o KYTC District 1 Project Manager Chris Kuntz.

A transcript of submitted comments will be posted to the project website after the comment period ends.

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