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KYTC to hold public meeting on diamond interchange construction at Paducah's Exit 4

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PADUCAH, KY -

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says it wants your input on plans to construct a double crossover diamond interchange for U.S. 60 at Interstate 24 Exit 4 in Paducah.

KYTC spokesman Keith Todd says the project is designed to help relieve congestion, improve safety, and support continued traffic growth along the U.S. 60 corridor in the Kentucky Oaks Mall area of Paducah, west of I-24.

Todd says KYTC engineers and consultants have scheduled a public meeting from from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, March 22, at McCracken County High School to discuss the project and get public input on the planning process. Brief project overview presentations will be offered at 5:15 p.m. and again at 6:15 p.m. Written comments will be accepted during the meeting and up to 15 days after the meeting at the KYTC District 1 office.

“We would like to urge anyone who regularly travels U.S. 60 through the I-24 Paducah Exit 4 Interchange to attend this public meeting,” KYTC District 1 Chief Engineer Mike McGregor said in an announcement Monday. “Our engineers and consultants will provide a wealth of information about this project and will seek public input that will be incorporated into the planning process.”

KYTC says double crossover diamond interchanges alleviate traffic congestion and reduce crash rates by increasing through capacity in areas similar to the section Hinkleville Road where the interchange is planned. It says that type of interchange could also improve left turns to and from the I-24 ramps within the Exit 4 interchange.

The only existing double crossover diamond interchange in Kentucky is at the busy intersection of U.S. 68/Harrodsburg Road and KY 4/New Circle Road in Lexington.

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