That is what Keith Todd, public information officer for Districts One and Two of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KyTC), said. The two sections, which combined go from 200 meters west of the Lake Barkley State Resort Park entrance at Ky. 1489 to a few hundred meters east of the western entrance to the U.S. 68/Ky. 80 bypass, are a total of about 6.2 miles, Todd said.
“After this meeting, we will be requesting funding to start right-of-way acquisitions for these … two sections,” Todd said. “And of course, it will come down to money; do we have the money to do this, and that’s a decision that will be made in Frankfort. But we’re to a point where we can get that money to start that acquisition process.”
KyTC Engineer and Project Manager Mike McGregor said that after the public comment period closes in the near future, the state will begin working on right-of-way acquisition. Written public comments will be accepted for more than a week at the KyTC District One office in Paducah.
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