Transportation Survey: Maintaining Existing Roads Top Priority For Kentuckians

Nov 19, 2013

A statewide survey shows Kentuckians want transportation officials to focus on maintaining and improving existing roads rather than new construction.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says if there’s one point the overwhelming majority of Bluegrass residents wanted to drive home in the survey responses, it’s this: take care of the issues affecting the existing highway system first.

The survey, dubbed “Your Turn,” is a first for the cabinet, garnering about 16,000 responses all together from every county in the state.

"We have put together the results of the survey and now it's going to be integrated into the long range plan," says KYTC spokesman Wes Watt. "It's a tool to be used, so now whenever we have a project upcoming we can refer to this plan and make sure that we are following the procedures and the results of the survey, and use that as a measuring stick."

Officials expect to complete the long range plan, which sets goals all the way out to 2035, by the end of the year.