Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster
Davis Motor Sales banner ad

New Roundabout to Open Within Two Weeks

ky trans_300OWENSBORO, Ky. (10/11/13) – During a stop to survey the ongoing construction of a new roundabout that will connect Kentucky Highway 56 with Kentucky Highway 81, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McClearn and district spokesperson Keith Todd told SurfKY News the roundabout is expected to open to traffic in one to two weeks.

Though the work won't be completely finished when the roundabout first opens, McLearn said it would be well marked to help people navigate through it as construction wraps up.

"(Drivers should) be prepared for changing conditions, but we're going to make it very evident which way you need to go," McClearn said.

Todd said the roundabout will probably open on a Saturday to give people time to drive it during the weekend rather than on a busy weekday morning when it would be more clogged so that people can test it out "to get used to it."

Todd said the roundabout greatly reduces the number of "conflict" points where vehicles can collide, and noted that the design of the roundabout also reduces the chances of a serious accident. Particularly, he pointed out, the new road design eliminates "T" intersections in favor of continual circular movement.

The total cost for the roundabout was approximately $1.4 million, including a $45,000 change order to make the roundabout more navigable for large farm equipment. KYTC agreed to make the changes after farmers expressed concern about the dimensions of the street and the curb on the curves.

The tentative completion date for the project is Dec. 1.

Dennis Beard
SurfKY News

© 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 This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission.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.

Posted on 2/2/14
2/6/2014 - posted
button coupons
2/6/2014 - posted
2/6/2014 - posted
button classifieds

In Other News...

Daviess County City Hall, Transit, Parks, Sanitation Holiday Schedule

DAVIESS COUNTY, Ky. (12/20/14) — The following is the Christmas and New Year's 2014-2015 schedule for the City of… Read More

West Broadway Club Allows Students Opportunity to Embrace Music

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/19/14) — West Broadway Music Club, under the direction of Ruth Hardy, performed Christmas carols… Read More
2/6/2014 - posted

Most Read This Week

December 16, 2014 10440

Coal Miner Fatally Injured in Underground Mining…

in Top News For All Sites by Dick Brown
December 14, 2014 9016

Muhlenberg Pays Homage to U.S. Armed Forces

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 17, 2014 7374

Elderly Couple Found Shot to Death in Muhlenberg

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 17, 2014 6703

Three Men Charged with Burglary

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police Department
December 15, 2014 5035

Hopkins County Woman Charged Second Time in Two…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 15, 2014 4491

Woman Leads Police on High-Speed Chase in Stolen…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Madisonville Police
December 19, 2014 4164

Dawson Springs Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Detective Sean McCance
December 18, 2014 4038

Cat Scratching over Dog Ownership Escalates

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News
December 19, 2014 3955

Armstrong Mine to Layoff 39 by End of Day

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 19, 2014 3761

Woman Flown to St. Mary's after Two-Car Collision

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke

Stories Trending Today

December 19, 2014 4164

Dawson Springs Man Charged with Sexual Abuse of…

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Detective Sean McCance
December 19, 2014 3955

Armstrong Mine to Layoff 39 by End of Day

in Top News For All Sites by Rita Dukes Smith, SurfKY News Director
December 19, 2014 3761

Woman Flown to St. Mary's after Two-Car Collision

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Trooper Stu Recke
December 19, 2014 3214

Vehicle Explodes into Flames on Pride Avenue

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Gwen Smith
December 19, 2014 3094

Vehicle Fire Causes Traffic Back-Up on Pennyrile

in Local (Hopkins) Top News by Doreen Dennis
December 19, 2014 1757

Muhlenberg District Court Fines Handed Down

in Local (Muhlenberg) Top News by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
December 19, 2014 1594

Madisonville Police Arrest Reports - Dec. 19, 2014

in Hopkins News by Madisonville Police Department
December 19, 2014 1452

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

in Hopkins News by Sheila Hopper
December 19, 2014 1333

KSP Post 2 Trooper Honored for DUI Enforcement…

in Top News For All Sites Touching Hopkins by Trooper S. C. Recke
December 19, 2014 1253

Pennyrile Narcotics Task Force Obtains Multiple…

in Local (Hopkinsville) Top News by Lori Blakeley

SurfKY News Group, Inc.
Corporate Office & Studio
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