This is a study undertaken by the Kentucky Transportation Center 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 the Bullitt County Stone facility located in Bullitt County 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 is ongoing and 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 on February 18, 1998. The field data were collected on September 1 and October 13, 1998. The facility is located on KY 1526 approximately 4 miles northeast of Shepherdsville. A phone survey was conducted with facility managers early in the study process. The phone survey conducted with Bullitt County Stone found that approximately 180 trucks per day access the site. The most common truck is a triaxle with the largest being a 48-foot semitrailer. The freight handled at this facility is primarily stone. The survey respondent did not indicate any problems along this route, and it was noted that a new bypass has alleviated some problems. The phone survey information can be found in Appendix A.

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