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 Dravo Lime Company facility located in Mason County in the Buffalo Trace 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 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 and data collection on November 11, 1998. The facility is located on Springdale Road east of KY 10. The surrounding area is generally rural. A phone survey was conducted with facility managers early in the study process. The survey found that approximately 50 trucks per day normally access the site with significantly higher numbers in the summer. The trucks are generally tri-axle single units or semi trailers with a maximum length of 48 feet. The freight handled at this facility is primarily limestone. The only problem mentioned in the survey was traffic at the intersection of Springdale Road and KY 10. The phone survey information can be found in Appendix A.

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