The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) welcomes you to the Virtual Public Involvement for the KY 205 Improvements project in Breathitt County. Goals for the project are to improve safety and mobility for residents and commerce. The reason for this public involvement is to present the Purpose and Need for the project and present the alternatives developed to address the needs and meet the goals of the project. We ask that the public provide comments on the alternatives and the potential impacts to your community.
The selection of the preferred alternative will take place in Fall 2021. The environmental documentation process will not be completed until Winter 2022, and right of way acquisition is anticipated to begin in 2023.
The KY 205 corridor provides a connection from KY 15 to both the Mountain Parkway and
US 460 corridors. Over the past 30 years, most of the KY 205 corridor has been upgraded between KY 15 and US 460 with this project being the last remaining 2-mile portion to improve. KY 205 has several roadway deficiencies, including a narrow roadway cross-section (10-foot travel lanes with no shoulders) and substandard horizontal and vertical geometry. KY 205 also has locations adjacent to Boone Fork that are exhibiting sideslope embankment instability because of the proximity of the roadway to the creek. This project is needed to modernize the existing roadway by widening the roadway typical section, improve the substandard horizontal and vertical geometry to meet current design standards, and improve the sideslope stability adjacent to Boone Fork. These improvements will improve safety and mobility for residents and commerce in the region.
Watch the KY 205 Public Meeting below that outlines the preliminary engineering alternatives.
Your questions, comments, and feedback are very important to us. Please click the link below to provide your feedback by October 4, 2021.
If you have any questions regarding this project, feel free to contact:
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District 10 Office
476 Highway 15 South
Jackson, KY 41339
Consultant Project Manager
Strand Associates, Inc.
325 West Main Street, Suite 710
Louisville, KY 40202