Brownsville-Cave City Road Widening KY 259 / KY 70 Reconstruction

  • Project Owner: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
  • Location: Edmonson County, KY

     The 1.0 mile segment of KY 70 in Brownsville, Kentucky from KY 70 to the City Limits of Brownsville is a two-lane road which does not have the capacity for its high volume of traffic. This portion of the city is experiencing lengthy delays due to traffic back up during morning and afternoon rush hours.

     The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet selected Crawford to perform all field location surveys and prepare construction plans for widening the project to a three (3) lane roadway. The center lane is a flush median to be used as a continuous turning lane. The typical section included curb, gutter and sidewalk. Additionally the project includes eliminating all existing roadway surface ditches, converting the roadway to a curb, gutter, sidewalk section, and designing an enclosed storm sewer system along its entire length.   

     Our studies indicated that it was much more cost effective to widen the project to one side only due to the availability of right-of-way on this side. This provided an alignment that does not significantly impact any residents along the congested corridor. The alignment was considered very acceptable by the local residents at a Public Hearing. J.M. Crawford & Associates, Inc. prepared all displays and participated in the presentation.

     We provided engineering services for alignment study, preparation of plans for grade, drain and surfacing, developing storm sewer system, right-of-way plans and maintenance of traffic plans. Detailed traffic maintenance plans were prepared to allow construction to be completed with the least inconvenience to the traveling public. The plans included part-width construction of drainage facilities, phase construction and detours. Construction of this project was completed in 2008.

Work Performed by:

  • Joseph Hodskins, PE – Project Manager and Design Engineer
  • Stuart McIntosh, PE and Chris Reid – Design Engineers
  • John Vinson, Greg Crank and Ernest Jones – Engineering Technicians