The Freight Movement and Intermodal Access in Kentucky Study (SPR 98-189), undertaken by the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) on behalf of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), has two main objectives. These objectives include 1) the evaluation of access for trucks between intermodal or other truck generating sites and the National Highway System (NHS) and 2) furthering the understanding of freight commodity flows throughout the state. This report summarizes the access evaluation for one cluster of facilities located in Bath County in the Gateway Area Development District (ADD) and KYTC Highway District #9. 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.

The site was visited several times for data collection and video recordings as listed in Appendix A. The following facilities are located in the area: Donotech, Custom Foods, and Bath Manufacturing. All facilities are located off of Kendall Springs Road, on Donotech Drive, Darnell Drive, and Bath Mfg. Drive. Figures 2 and 3 show the relative location of the facilities found at this site (note that Bath Manufacturing was not yet completed). Phone surveys completed on the facilities indicate that only moderate truck traffic from these facilities travel on Kendall Springs Road. Approximately 15 trucks per day are placed on the route due to the operations of this site.

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