New U.S. 641 Alignment Selected for Ky. Counties

Dec 17, 2013

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet,

Based on public input, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has selected a new route for U.S. 641 from Fredonia to U.S. 62 at Eddyville.

The route will skirt the east edge of Fredonia, where it will then follow an abandoned rail line to the Caldwell-Lyon county line.  It will briefly follow the existing roadway before routing along property lines and existing state-owned property to reach U.S. 62 near the I-69 interchange east of Eddyville.

Like the section from Marion to Fredonia, the Caldwell-Lyon section is likely to initially be built as a “super two-lane” highway on four-lane right of way with the possibility of eventual expansion to four lanes as traffic increases.

In a statement, KYTC District 1 Chief Engineer Mike McGregor said the 16-mile project, which is estimated to cost $109 million, will compete for funding when the Kentucky General Assembly convenes in January.