This is a study undertaken on behalf of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC). There are two main objectives of the Freight Movement and Intermodal Access in Kentucky Study (SPR 98-189): evaluation of the access for trucks between intermodal or other truck generating sites and the National Highway System (NHS); and furthering the understanding of freight commodity flows throughout the state. This report summarizes the access evaluation for a cluster of facilities located along Campground Road in Louisville in the KIPDA Area Development District (ADD) and KYTC Highway District #5. The location of the site is shown in Figure 1. Work on other specific sites as well as the freight commodity flow task are on-going and are documented elsewhere.

The sites to be evaluated in this study were selected from two existing databases (a truck facility survey from 1994 and the intermodal facility inventory) based on ADD and KYTC Highway District planner recommendations, geographic location, distance to the NHS, and the number of trucks accessing the site. Consideration was also made for the freight type handled and transportation modes used.

The site was visited for video recording and data collection as listed in Appendix A. The following facilities are located in the area: CITGO Petroleum, Marathon Petroleum, Borden Chemical Division, American Synthetic Rubber Corporation, Rohm & Hass, Clean Harbor, R&L Carriers and Dupont. The Clean Harbor facility is on Kramers Lane, and the others are located along Campground Road as shown in Figure 1. All facilities are less than three miles from Interstate 264, which is part of the National Highway System. The surrounding area is generally urban/suburban with a variety of land uses.

A phone survey was conducted with facility managers early in the study process. The surveys were conducted only with industries in the pre-existing intermodal or truck databases or the major industries observed during the sites visits. While the overall response from industries was very good, in some cases facility managers could not be contacted or did not want to assist with the survey. In order to stay within the resources available for the project not all smaller facilities with lower truck volumes could be contacted. The surveys for this site were conducted with CITGO Petroleum and Marathon Petroleum. The number of trucks per day at specific sites varies from 25 to 200. The most common trucks indicted were 9,000 gallon tankers. Problems indicated along the route include potholes and inadequate turning radius from Kramers Lane onto Campground Road. The phone survey information can be found in Appendix B.

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