The Freight Movement and Intermodal Access in Kentucky Study (SPR 98- 189) is being conducted by the Kentucky Transportation Center on behalf of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. There are two main objectives of the study: 1) evaluation of the 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 a facility located in Allen county in the Barren River Development District (ADD) and KYTC Highway District #3. 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 site is located off KY 3499 near US 31E in Allen County. The National Highway System routes serving the area are US 231 north of Scottsville and US 31E south of Scottsville as shown in Figure 1.
A phone survey was conducted with the facility truck routing personnel early in the study process. The site was visited for data collection on October 27, 1998 and for video recording on December 5, 1998. The only truck generating facility in the area is Dollar General Corporation located on Dollar General Street off KY 3499 east of Scottsville. The approximate location is shown in Figure 2. The surrounding area is generally residential. The phone survey found approximately I 00 trucks per day accessing this site (in and out), while the KYTC's Division of Planning data indicates 496 trucks per day travel along KY 3499 at Dollar General Drive. The site trucks generally have 48-foot trailers. The phone survey information can be found in Appendix A.
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Cain, David; Agent, Kenneth R.; Aldridge, Brian; Aultman-Hall, Lisa; Stamatiadis, Nikiforos; and Weber, Joel M., "Truck Route Access Evaluation: Dollar General Corporation, Scottsville - Allen County, Site #2655" (1999). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 461.