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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
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