ershig prop1 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/15/13) – Ershig Properties is moving forward with a portal on Center Street near Denny's Restaurant that would eventually lead to a thoroughfare from Center Street to Island Ford Road in Madisonville. That access could weigh heavily into potential development as the Pennyrile Parkway is adapted into I69.
 
Don Ershig said his company is plowing ahead with the intersection and relocating utilities to expedite access to the area also known as the Mid-Town Commons. He expects the intersection to be complete within the next 60 days. It will not only bring easier access to business located there but is also a safety issue, he said.
 
“We're putting in a five-lane artery to what we refer to as Ruby Drive,” said Ershig Monday. “We are doing 100 percent of the work while doing it to state specifications. It is a dangerous intersection and we have elected to go ahead and do it.”
 
Plans for the intersection have been in the works for years. Talks about the project included assistance from state and local coffers to help fund it. While that hasn't happened yet, Ershig is hopeful that city, county, state and, perhaps, federal interest might be forthcoming.
 
“There were talks, but they broke down,” said Ershig. “It's been on the back burner for a while. We do understand that it's been a long haul coming out of a painful economic recession. We want to be able to move forward again in getting the project off the ground.”
 
Expenses for upgrading the intersection and about 300' of roadway including excavation and utilities so far have reached the $600,000 mark, he said.
 
Ershig Properties will provide an informational display about the project during the I69 Conference at the Ballard Convention Center on Arch Street in Madisonville. Many state and local officials and Madisonville-Hopkins County Chamber of Commerce members will be attending the day-long event.
 
Rita Dukes Smith
SurfKY News

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