Friday, January 30, 2015
Owensboro Seal 01 300OWENSBORO, Ky. (4/28/2014) – A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet study into the feasibility of creating “spurs” off I-69 and I-65 that would utilize the Audubon and Natcher parkways, respectively, needs to be released.

That’s the message of the Greater Owensboro Chamber of Commerce sent out to members in an email late last week as part of a “call to action.” Along with it, recipients were provided a link to send an email to KYTC petitioning for the release of the study, nicknamed the Palmer Study after the engineering firm contracted to do the work.

Chamber President Amy Jackson told SurfKY News the study has been in the hands of the federal government but was recently released to the highway department. It was due for completion in 2012.

City officials hope the development of spurs off existing interstates will set the stage for a future interstate route of its own through Owensboro, I-67.

Jackson said the effort to get members to petition for the document’s public release is the first step in that goal.

"It’s time for us to have that (study) so we can make that part of our long range planning,” she said.

The Chamber, the Economic Development Corporation and other city leaders are in the process of developing a panel to study the future of Owensboro over the next 40 years. Transportation is one of the primary topics of the planned discussion series.


Dennis Beard


SurfKY News

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