Kentucky agency releases list of transportation projects to be considered for state highway plan

June 27, 2019

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet identified more than 100 projects for priority consideration using a data-driven approach

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) recently released a data-driven list of projects that are candidates for state transportation funding, using initial results from the State Highway Investment Formula for Tomorrow (SHIFT).

The results of the data-driven list will be a key component in developing the state's upcoming 2020 Highway Plan.

The statewide list includes 49 high-ranking projects under consideration for funding as well as 74 committed projects that are highly ranked enacted projects from the 2018 Recommended Highway Plan. The 123 projects will receive priority consideration as KYTC develops the Recommended Highway Plan, a six-year outline for transportation spending, which will be presented to the 2020 General Assembly to guide decision-making.

According to KYTC, SHIFT is a formula-based process that uses objective data on safety, congestion, asset management, economic growth, and benefit-cost ratios.

The next step in the process will be development by local officials and transportation leaders of priority projects that will have a regional impact. Leaders in four broad geographic regions of the state will gather to discuss priorities for their areas from a list of more than 1,000 regional projects and statewide projects that did not advance to the statewide list.

Later this fall, the statewide and regional lists developed under SHIFT 2020 scoring will guide formulation of the Recommended Highway Plan.


SOURCE: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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