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KYTC Wants Public Input On Traffic Patterns, Congestion In Murray And Calloway Co.

Liam Niemeyer
Ohio Valley ReSource

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is asking for the public’s feedback on traffic patterns and congestion in Murray and Calloway County as a part of a traffic safety survey.

A release Tuesday from the cabinet states feedback is needed on intersections where oncoming traffic is obscured, areas where traffic is congested, roads with narrow lanes and shoulders, and intersections that could benefit from an additional turn lane.

KYTC Engineer District 1 Project Development Engineer Chris Kuntz said locals may be aware of traffic issues and problems in the county that may not be apparent from an engineering perspective.

“The more feedback we get from the community, the better. Traffic analysts will use information gleaned from the survey to aid in investigating traffic patterns,” Kuntz said in a statement. “Public comments will be combined with police crash data to provide a better understanding of big-picture issues in and around Murray.”

The survey feedback will be used to find long-term projects for future traffic safety proposals and ways to improve the flow of traffic. The release also states a study report will be published identifying places where funding could be used to improve traffic safety and flow.

The survey will be posted for 30 days, with users able to drop pins on a digital map to identify specific locations with issues. Find a link to the survey here.

"Liam Niemeyer is a reporter for the Ohio Valley Resource covering agriculture and infrastructure in Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia and also serves Assistant News Director at WKMS. He has reported for public radio stations across the country from Appalachia to Alaska, most recently as a reporter for WOUB Public Media in Athens, Ohio. He is a recent alumnus of Ohio University and enjoys playing tenor saxophone in various jazz groups."
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