Trigg residents asked to provide design input
by Special to The Cadiz Record
Jul 11, 2007 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Trigg County residents are getting a unique opportunity to participate in the design of two new bridges. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, assisted by bridge engineering and design consultants from Michael Baker Jr., Inc, are conducting a bridge type study for two new bridges over Kentucky Lake and Lake Barkley on the U.S. 68/KY 80 Corridor in Marshall and Trigg Counties in western Kentucky.

The meeting is planned for Thursday, July 19 at the Lake Barkley State Resort and is scheduled to be held between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. State officials will make presentations at 4 p.m. and again at 6 p.m. in The Tennessee Room which is upstairs over the dining room area.

According to Kentucky Highway Commissioner Marc Williams, public participation is an important part of the design selection process.

“We’re inviting residents of the Kentucky and Barkley Lakes region to play a part in the design selection of two new bridges,” Williams said. “The goal of this process is to balance design options with available funding to develop a cost-effective design that achieves some of what I am sure are local desires for a dynamic gateway that reflects the unique character of the region.”

“At that meeting transportation cabinet officials and consultants will present a variety of options for the new bridge structures. Over the course of the next year, citizens will provide input on bridge themes and designs,” Choate said.

Following the presentations, the general public from the area will be invited to voice their opinion on the projects and help select the design.

The July 19th meeting will allow the public to view and comment on Bridge Design Concepts for replacement of the U.S. 68/KY 80 Eggner’s Ferry Bridge over Kentucky Lake at Aurora and the Lawrence Memorial Bridge over Lake Barkley at Canton. The process is aimed at developing bridge designs that reflect the unique character of the region and the natural setting of the Land Between the Lakes (LBL)

More on the bridge meeting can be found in the July 11 Cadiz Record.
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