About 30 citizens attended a presentation on a scoping study along the KY 69 Corridor through southern Hancock County. Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) engineers, planning staff, and consultants were available at a public meeting to answer questions and take comments on the study. KYTC District 2 Chief Engineer Kevin McClearn said that there is no funding available for any of the 10 safety projects identified along the Corridor between the Hancock-Ohio County Line and the US 60 Intersection at Hawesville. McClearn noted that while not all of the projects can be developed his hope is that with citizen input some specific projects can be identified that will provide a start point for improving some sections of the roadway. The 10 identified projects would cost a total of $78 million to implement. However, McClearn said setting priorities and starting with smaller bites could help some of of the identified projects get to construction in the future. McClearn assured those in attendance that their input will help focus efforts on the two or three projects that will provide the greatest amount of benefit to the people who travel the corridor. To help with future funding requests, citizens were asked to provide an indication of their top 5 preferences on the project list and indicate their top choice of the potential projects. That information will be submitted with the study. The Kentucky Legislature will take information provided by local officials, regional transportation planners, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, and data gleaned from public input within the study to help develop specific projects that can be funded in the state’s next road plan. That new road plan will be developed during the legislative session starting in January.