KENTUCKYTRANSPORTATION CABINET ANNOUNCES PUBLIC MEETING FOR JESSAMINE-FAYETTE CONNECTIVITY STUDY
Publicfeedback will guide safety and connectivity improvements
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 15, 2021) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet(KYTC) today announced a public meeting will be held on Thursday, July 22,2021, to provide an update on the Jessamine-Fayette Connectivity Study and tosolicit public feedback regarding potential improvement concepts.
Jessamine-Fayette Connectivity StudyPublic Meeting
Thursday, July 22, 2021
5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
East Jessamine Middle School
901 Union Mill Road
Nicholasville, KY 40356
A live presentation will take place at 5:30 p.m. to provide an overviewof the study, and the study team will be available throughout the evening toanswer questions. The meeting will be held in person, but all meeting materialsand a link to the presentation will be posted on the project website (JessFayStudy.com).
The Jessamine-Fayette Connectivity Study is examining currentconditions related to safety and mobility within the study area and evaluatinghow to improve east-west connectivity. Demographic trends show that thepopulation of Jessamine County is expected to increase by more than 40 percentby the year 2040, and Fayette County is expected to grow by more than 33percent. The current roadway network will not support this level of growth.
The current study will not consider any connections or roadway improvementsthat would cross or impact the Kentucky River. No decisions regarding specificroadway alignments have been made and local input is helping to shape nextsteps.
“Since our previous dialogue with the public last year, our team hasconducted a thorough review of the input we received and used that feedback toinform the technical analysis that also has been conducted,” said Casey Smith,Planning Supervisor for KYTC and Project Manager for the Jessamine-FayetteConnectivity Study. “The project team has developed conceptual improvementsthat promote safety and increase connectivity, and we are ready to show thoseto the public and receive their feedback.”
Smith continued, reiterating that public input is a critical componentof the study process and encouraged the public to visit JessFayStudy.com toreview the initial improvement concepts and provide their comments.
“In our last round of public outreach, we heard from several hundredlocal residents who weighed in on their travel experiences within our studyarea,” said Smith.
“More than 75 percent of those who responded to our first surveyindicated that they think improvements are needed now. In addition, they saidthat increasing congestion, narrow travel lanes and shoulders, and too much trucktraffic using local roads are issues that should be addressed,” he said.
Updated study information and meeting exhibits will be available at JessFayStudy.comfollowing the July 22 public meeting. Comments provided within 30 days will berecorded as part of the formal study documentation, but input can be providedat anytime throughout the study process.
The Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (LAMPO) ispartnering with KYTC on the study.
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