Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

College Drive Construction Bid Expected to be Awarded in December

DSC 0007MADISONVILLE, Ky. (7/4/14) ― The year 2015 will be challenging for travelers along the three-quarter-mile long street that serves as the gateway to Madisonville Community College and Murray State Madisonville Campus ― College Drive.

The street will receive a total makeover next year, according to District 2 Chief District Engineer Kevin McClearn, P.E.  The state intends to let the bid for construction work on College Drive in December.  The construction will take most of the year to complete, he said.
 
In 2008, the project was placed on the Six Year Plan by the Kentucky General Assembly.  Unlike most projects on the Six Year Plan that take many years to see funding, the College Drive project received funding in the next budget cycle.  For 2010, the project was funded $1,350,000 ― $250,000 for design, $100,000 for right-of-way acquisition and $1,000,000 to relocate utilities.  

McClearn said that with the completion of design, right-of-way acquisition, utility relocation and with construction monies allocated, the project can continue to completion.  

In January 2011, engineers estimated the cost of the project would be $2,360,000 and would have two 11-foot lanes with an 11-foot center.  Engineers have said that the narrower lanes, curbs and curbed center spaces would cause drivers to slow down without lowering the speed limit below its current 45 mph.  McClearn did not divulge the total cost estimate now; but, a press conference will be held soon and more details will be announced.  

The latest plans call for a three-lane road with about two-thirds of the center being a turn lane and the balance a curbed green.  The plan was changed from an original design after significant opposition by local residents.  That design considered four- and five-lane options.  The latest plan received almost universal acceptance by residents of College Drive.  McClearn said only minor changes have been made to the plan unveiled in July 2010.  The public will have an opportunity to see the final design at a public announcement to be scheduled.
 
Ron Sanders
SurfKY News

DSC 0013

DSC 0009

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16

Stock Report

1 DOW 16,614.81
0.00 (0.00%)    
2 S&P 1,941.28
0.00 (0.00%)    
3 NASDAQ 4,419.48
0.00 (0.00%)    
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Providence Police Reports Released

PROVIDENCE, Ky. (10/20/14) ― The Providence Police Department released the following arrest reports Monday, Oct. 20.… Read More

Convicted Felon Charged for Handgun Possession after Traffic Stop

DRAKESBORO, Ky. (10/22/14) ― A Dunmor man was charged with possession of a handgun by a convicted felon after a… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week

October 17, 2014 11884

UK Women's Soccer Welcomes Ole Miss, No. 5/4…

in General Sports For All Sites by UK Athletics
October 20, 2014 5309

Uncle Lee's in Greenville is Closing Its Doors…

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by www.unclelees.com
October 17, 2014 3706

Single Vehicle Collision Results in One Injury

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper S. C. Recke
October 19, 2014 3662

Kentucky Energy Department Releases Virtual Solar…

in General News For All Sites by Dick Brown
October 16, 2014 2929

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 16, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 17, 2014 2737

Woman Arrested at Taco Bell for DUI

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 2616

Man Charged for Assaulting Pregnant Wife

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 18, 2014 2581

Muhlenberg County Celebrates New Farmer’s Market

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
October 21, 2014 2512

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 17, 2014 2473

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 17, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department

Stories Trending Today

October 21, 2014 2512

UPDATE: Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle on Shamrock…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Officer C.P. Haynie
October 20, 2014 1761

Hopkins County Board of Education Recognizes…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
October 21, 2014 1624

Man Charged for Switching Plates on Vehicle;…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
October 21, 2014 1482

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Oct. 21, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
October 20, 2014 1161

Providence Police Reports Released

in Local (Webster) Top News by Chief Brent McDowell
October 21, 2014 1155

Arrival of Overpass Beams for I-69/Pennyrile Pkwy…

in General News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Keith Todd
October 21, 2014 997

Alliance for a Drug-Free Owensboro-Daviess County…

in Owensboro News by Carla Shelton
October 21, 2014 926

Meade County Set to Host Third Region Boys'…

in General Sports For All Sites by Steve LeMaster
October 21, 2014 793

Market Commentary - Oct. 21, 2014

in Top News For All Sites by Randall L. Franklin
October 20, 2014 658

Second Reading on City Council Election Ordinance…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431
270.452.2727 (phone)
  •  270.452.2249 (fax)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social fbsocial twsocial yt
social gpsocial flrsocial rss