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 the Campbell-Hausfeld Company facility located in Grayson County in the Lincoln Trail Area Development District (ADD) and KYTC Highway District #4. 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 January 15, 1998 and for data collection on October 26, 1998. The facility is located on Embry Road west of KY 920. Other facilities in the area not contacted are Leggett and Platt, Vermont American, and Inoac. The surrounding area is generally rural. A phone survey was conducted with the facility manager early in the study process. The survey found that approximately 60 trucks per day normally access the facility while HIS data indicated 570 trucks travel along KY 920 at the site. The trucks are generally semitrailers with a maximum length of 53 feet. The freight handled at this facility is primarily air compressors and accessories. The only problem mentioned in the survey was a tight turning radius at the intersection of Embry Drive and KY 920. 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: Campbell-Hausfeld, Leitchfield-Grayson County, Site #2637" (1999). Kentucky Transportation Center Research Report. 464.