Photo: An accident on KY 115 in September, 2018
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has received approval for $1.25 million in federal funding for a Highway Safety Improvement Project along KY 115 between I-24 and US 41.
A news release quotes District 2 Chief Engineer Deneatra Henderson as saying the project is now in early design phase and could move to construction in 2019.
She says, “The planned scope of work includes spot improvements at curves, roadway edge improvements, smoothing of pavement, extending the width of drainage structures, updated signage, guardrail upgrades and other safety enhancements.
The project extends for just under seven miles northward from the I-24 interchange.
Officials say the project approval is based on data gleaned from police crash reports. Over a five-year period there were a total of 84 collisions along this section of KY 115. Of those, there were three fatal and 20 injury crashes. More than 73 percent were single vehicle collisions, 16 percent were sideswipe collisions and 13 percent were wet-weather collisions. Several of the crashes involved intoxicated drivers.