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US 641 Corridor Public Hearing

North of Puryear TN to Hazel KY to the middle fork of the Clarks River (south of Murray KY)
August 22, 2019, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


August 22, 2019

5:00 pm to 7:00 pm


Hazel Baptist Church 301 Gilbert Street East Hazel, Kentucky 42049



North of Puryear TN to Hazel KY to the Middle Fork of the Clarks River (South of Murray KY)

Calloway County Kentucky (Item No. 1-314.20)

Henry County, Tennessee (PIN 101886.05)


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet in cooperation with the Tennessee Department of Transportation plans to hold a Public Hearing on August 22, 2019 at the Hazel Baptist Church, 301 Gilbert Street East, Hazel, Kentucky, 42049 between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  The objective of this project is to improve safety and mobility along the US 641 Corridor.


Improvements to US 641 between the Tennessee / Kentucky State Line (MP 0.00) and the Clarks River (MP 5.66) just south of Murray are planned to begin in late 2020.  Improvements in Tennessee will begin north of Puryear, Tennessee near Howard Road and extend to the Tennessee / Kentucky State Line but will advance on a different schedule. 


Displays illustrating the alternatives studied and the preferred alternative lying primarily west of the existing US 641 corridor will be presented in the Gymnasium at the Hazel Baptist Church between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm.  At 6:00 pm, a brief presentation will be given in the Sanctuary of the Hazel Baptist Church followed by the opportunity for Public Hearing attendees to make public statements concerning the project.  A Court Reporter will record all public statements and will be available for taking attendees’ statements who may not wish to speak publicly.


Attendees at the Public Hearing will have the opportunity to review alternatives studied and the identified preferred alternatives in both Kentucky and Tennessee.  Representatives from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be present and available to discuss information presented and to answer questions.  Representatives from the KYTC also will be available to discuss other issues of interest to the public including right-of-way acquisition in Kentucky.


The Environmental Assessment may be viewed online by visiting the Transportation Cabinet District 1 website –  Copies of the Environmental Assessment will be available at the Public Hearing.  In addition, copies of the Environmental Assessment also will be available for review at the following locations:


·         City Hall, Hazel Kentucky  -- 215, Main Street, Hazel, Kentucky

·         Calloway County Court House – 312 N 4th Street, Murray, Kentucky

·         Calloway County Judge Executive Office – 101 South 5th Street, Murray, Kentucky

·         Calloway County Public Library – 710 Main Street, Murray, Kentucky

·         Henry County Court House – Court Square, Paris, Tennessee

·         W. G. Rhea Public Library – 400 W. Washington Street, Paris, Tennessee

·         City Hall, Puryear Tennessee – 219 W Main Street, Puryear, Tennessee

·         Kentucky Department of Transportation, District 1, 5501 Kentucky Dam Road, Paducah, Kentucky

·         Tennessee Department of Transportation, Region 4, -- 200 Benchmark Pl, Jackson, Tennessee


Once compiled, the hearing record will be made available for review and copying only after an Open Records Request has been received and approved.  All Open Records Requests must be submitted to the Office of Legal Services, Transportation Cabinet Office Building, 200 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky, 40622


In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), if anyone has a disability and will require assistance, please notify Chris Kuntz of the necessary requirements no later than August 15, 2019.  This request does not have to be in writing.   Anyone requiring assistance with accommodations for attending the Public Hearing should contact Chris Kuntz per the contact information below.

Comments on the Environmental Assessment received by September 2, 2019 will be considered. 

Chris Kuntz

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways

5501 Kentucky Dam Road, Paducah, Kentucky

Telephone:  270-898-2431



Approved EA