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  1. Hardin County Engineering Department September 12, 2006

  2. Work Plan Identified Tasks • Stormwater/Sediment Control • Sanitary Sewer Systems • Development Review • Access Management • Low Cost Safety Improvements to Rural Roads • Miscellaneous

  3. Work Plan Identified Tasks • Stormwater/Sediment Control • Sanitary Sewer Systems • Development Review • Access Management • Low Cost Safety Improvements to Rural Roads • Miscellaneous

  4. Stormwater / Erosion Prevention • MS4 Working Group Meeting August 16 • Discuss Statewide Training / Certification for Engineers, Developers, Contractors, and Inspectors/Enforcement Personnel • Hardin County issuedNotices of Violation to 9 subdivisions • General Training Session tentatively scheduled for Dec/Jan for Hardin Co.

  5. Miscellaneous • Two Public Meetings • I-65/KY 222 Interchange at Glendale • US 31W Access Management Study • Valley Creek Lane Bridge Replacement

  6. I-65/KY 222 Interchange • Public Workshop was held on August 17, 2006 • Reviewed findings of Phase 1A Study • Assessment of Existing and Future Conditions of the Project Study Area • Study and Development of Conceptual Designs • Evaluation of Preliminary Impacts of Various Alternatives

  7. I-65/KY 222 Interchange • Single Interchange • Alternatives for further review in Phase 1B • Alt 1 – Reconstruct as a diamond interchange relocated 600’ south • Alt 2 – Reconstruct as single-point interchange 600’ south • Alt 3 – Reconstruct in present location as single-point interchange

  8. I-65/KY 222 Interchange Context Sensitive Design • Minimize Property and Business Impacts • Minimize Environmental Impacts • Special Signing for Historic Glendale • Improve Marketability for Development Site

  9. I-65/KY 222 Interchange Context Sensitive Design • Consider and Incorporate Aesthetic Designs • Raised Grass Median for KY 222 West of Interchange • Aesthetic Treatments for Bridge • Landscaping along KY 222 • Special Fencing in Controlled Access Area • Aesthetic Lighting Along KY 222

  10. I-65 / KY 222 Interchange Project to be Federally Funded • Right of Way – FY 2008 • Utility Relocations – FY 2008 • Construction – FY 2011

  11. US 31W Access Management Study • Public Workshop held on Sept. 7, 2006 • Study extends 41 miles from Upton to West Point • Feasible Strategies to more effectively manage access along the corridor • Improve Efficiency • Increase Safety

  12. US 31W Access Management Study • 17 Projects Were Recommended • Median Closures, Install Raised Median, Consolidate Driveways, Reconstruct Intersections • Prioritized as low, medium, or high • Funding through MPO • For more information • www.access31w.com

  13. Valley Creek Lane Bridge Replacement • Replacement of Existing Small Bridge • Located just off of Valley Creek Road • Raise bridge and roadway approaches 2 feet • Reconstruction started on September 6 • Installed Temporary Detour • Construction Completion – 8 to 10 weeks

  14. Low Cost Safety Improvements for Rural Roads • Statewide / Rural Roads Statistics • Identify High Accident Locations • Types of Potential Improvements

  15. Hardin County Statistics 2004 • Total Collisions – 2,949 • Injuries – 848 • Fatalities – 20 • Property Damage - $2,364,000 (estimated)

  16. Hardin County Accidents • Rural Roads – Past 5 Years • Crashes – 646 • Injuries – 242 • Fatalities - 10

  17. Highest Accident Roadways • Deckard School Road – 87 (2 fatalities) • Wooldridge Ferry Road - 31 • Springfield Road - 26 • Tunnel Hill Road - 24 • Bewley Hollow Road - 23 • Boone Road – 15 (1 fatality) • Burns Road – 14 • Sportsman Lake Road – 14 • Middle Creek Road – 13 • Star Mills-Eastview Road – 12

  18. Comparison to Totals

  19. Safety Improvements Steps • Review Statistics For Rural Roads • Where did injury/fatal accidents occur? • Type of Accident – collision with another car – collision with fixed object – etc. • Determine potential low cost safety improvements

  20. Field Conditions • Roadway Condition/Alignment • Centerline and Edge Stripe • Signage • Multiple Driveway Entrances • Traffic Counts – June, 2006 – 2,366 vpd • Speed – • Posted Speed – 45 mph • 85th Percentile – 56 mph

  21. Recommended Improvements • Monitor Speed (increase enforcement patrol) • Re-stripe Centerline and Edge of Pavement • Replace / Add Signage • Investigate / Identify Locations for Shoulder Improvements • Access Management • Monitor Future Accident Reports to Identify Specific Problems

  22. Hardin County Engineering Department ~Thank you~