PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING

INTERSTATE 66 IN PIKE COUNTY, KENTUCKY

 AND MINGO COUNTY, WEST VIRGINIA

FROM US 23 SOUTH OF PIKEVILLE TO

PROPOSED KING COAL HIGHWAY IN WEST VIRGINIA

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, held a Public Information Meeting for the proposed Pike County, Kentucky and Mingo County, West Virginia segment of Interstate 66.  The meeting was held on Thursday, January 18, 2001, at the Pike county Fiscal Court Room in Pikeville, Kentucky

 

This public meeting  was scheduled to afford all interested persons the opportunity to obtain information and exchange ideas on this project at an early point in project planning and development.  This meeting was utilized to identify the range of alternatives and the significant impacts and issues to be addressed in the Environmental Impact Statement which the Transportation Cabinet and the FHWA intend to prepare for the project.

 

The project is the proposed construction of the segment of Interstate 66 from US 23 south of Pikeville to the proposed King Coal Highway in Mingo County, West Virginia.

 

The public was invited and encouraged to attend these public meetings, which was conducted in an “Open House” format. There were approximately 289 attendees.  There were representatives of the Transportation Cabinet and the Consultant advising in matters of input from earlier public information meetings, environmental information and data gathered to date and general project scope.  Attendees expressed their views concerning the social, economic, historic and environmental effects the project, as proposed, will have upon individuals, business, cultural resources and other organization in the area.  Representatives of the Transportation Cabinet and the Consultant were available to answer questions, address comments and assist the public with any information that is available.

 

Copies of the proposed corridor and environmental “footprint” were displayed.  For convenience, a comment sheet was provided for soliciting written comments and a recorder was made available for those who made any oral statements.  Statements were accepted at the meetings and from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., prevailing local time,  Monday through Friday at the District Office listed below up to fifteen (15) days after the Public Meetings.

 

The transcript from these Meetings, and/or supporting meeting documentation will be made available for review and copying only after an Open Records Request has been received and approved.  All Open Records Requests must be submitted to the Transportation Cabinet, Department of Administration Service, State Office Building, Frankfort, Kentucky 40622.

All requests must be mailed to:

 

 

 

Linda Wagner-Justice

Chief District Engineer

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Department of Highways

P.O. Box 2468

Pikeville, Kentucky 41502

606-433-7791

 

 

 

 
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