There are two main objectives of the Freight Movement and Intermodal Access in Kentucky Study (SPR 98-189) undertaken by the Kentucky Transportation Center for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: 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 one cluster of facilities located in Madison county in the Bluegrass Area Development District (ADD) and KYTC Highway District #7. 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 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 national highway system, and the number of trucks accessing the site. Consideration was also made for the freight type handled and transportation modes used. This industrial park located along Duncannon Road in Madison county was recommended for study by the Bluegrass ADD planners.

The site was visited several times for data collection and video recording as listed in Appendix A. The following facilities are located in the area: American Tape, Precision Tube, South Park Tool and Die, Mikron Industries, PK Tool, Ajax Magnathermic, and Concrete Materials Inc. Some of these facilities are located south off Duncannon Road, approximately 0.2 miles from US 25 on Industry Road, while others are located on Enterprise Drive 0.7 miles from US 25. Approximate locations are shown in Figure 2. The surrounding area is generally rural. The phone survey found approximately 208 trucks per day accessing these clustered sites, while KYTC data indicates only 389 trucks per day travel along US 25. The site trucks are generally semi tractor trailers with a maximum length of 53 feet. A phone survey with facility managers was conducted early in the study process (results are shown in Appendix B).

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