Public meeting to discuss new Princeton connector


Web Editor - Jay Marchmon

PRINCETON, Ky. - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has scheduled a public meeting tonight to gain input on efforts to design a new connector from KY 91/Hopkinsville Road around the northeast side of Princeton to connect to KY 293 near Interstate 69, formerly the Wendell H. Ford Western Kentucky Parkway.

The meeting will be tonight from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. CST at the University of Kentucky Research Center, 1205 Hopkinsville Street, in Princeton. KYTC District 2 Design Engineer John Rudd said design alternatives being considered for the project will be shared with the public.

The new connector is an effort to improve connectivity and help reduce traffic congestion in downtown Princeton. Transportation employees and our consultants will have exhibits to share with the public at this meeting.  They’ll be asking for comments and input during and following the meeting.

Both written and oral statements will be accepted at the meeting.  A recorder will be made available for those who desire to make oral statements and a comment sheet will be distributed to make it more convenient to provide written comments.

“We’re urging anyone with an interest in this project to attend the meeting to provide input on the alternates under consideration for this project,” Rudd said.  “The format is informal, with opportunities for the public to view displays and ask questions.”

Even after the public meeting, exhibits will be available for public review. They may be viewed from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. local time for 15 days at the Kentucky Department of Highways District 2 Office, 1840 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY.

In addition, written statements also will be accepted for 15 days after the public meeting.  Written statements should be addressed to Everett Green, Branch Manager Project Development, KYTC, 1840 North Main Street, Madisonville, KY 42431.  Recorded and written statements will become part of the official record.  Once compiled, the meeting record will be made available for review and copying under the Kentucky Open Records Act.  Open Records requests must be submitted to the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Office of Legal Services, 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, KY 40622.