HMB developed preliminary and final roadway plans to construct a new connector road from KY 227 just east of US 460 to the new Georgetown Bypass. There is currently a school located at the northern end of the project. The new route is located primarily on a tract of land owned by the county and intended for municipal development including educational facilities and possibly a county park. The new route is approximately 3000 feet long. It is a three lane section designed for 35 miles per hour. The roadway has a rural section with the exception of a short urban length at the northern end of the project. The shoulder was widened to provide a bikeway. The project included an 8’ by 5’ reinforced concrete box culvert which was designed by our structural engineers. Our environmental staff prepared and obtained the Corps of Engineers 404 permit. Since this was an LPA project HMB’s construction division provided general construction observation and administration for the project.
The Scott County Connector Street project was a Local Public Agency (LPA) project funded through an agreement between the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the City of Berea. HMB coordinated and communicated with both agencies to ensure the necessary documentation and standards were met as dictated by the newly developed KYTC LPA process.