Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Public meeting set by state highway officials

Highway District 12 officials have set a public meeting to provide information about the congestion/safety improvement project at the junction of Main Street and East Main in downtown Whitesburg. The meeting is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 19, at the Letcher County Cooperative Extension Service office in Whitesburg.

Ron Slone, project manager for Highway District 12, said that the meeting format is informal. “We will present a project overview at 6:30; however, people can stop by any time between 6 and 8 o’clock to talk with engineers and others from the highway department who are involved in the project.”

Information handouts, comment sheets, and displays will be available. Written comments from this meeting will become part of the official record for the project. When all the comments are compiled, they will be available to the public through the Cabinet’s Open Records Request process.

Slone said that people with physical disabilities who require assistance from meeting planners in order to attend should contact Teresa Baker no later than Tuesday, February 17, at 606-433-7791, extension 285.