Thursday night, 90 people came to an open house meeting at Cairo High School to talk to members of the study team and provide input on options that are being considered.
Many Cairo residents expressed concern that the proposed new bridge would cause them economic damage by diverting traffic and potential business customers around their town.
The first meeting held at Ballard Memorial High School on Wednesday attracted more than 300 people. The same study information was shared at both meetings. Many there were concerned about the path of the proposed route through the Ballard Wildlife Management Area, and its potential effect on hunting and fishing, which is a major tourism boost for Ballard County.
KYTC was requested by legislators to determine if a new corridor and river crossing would offer more long-term value than the currently proposed US 51 bridge replacement between Wickliffe and Cairo.
Interested residents who were not able to attend can still review presentations and provide input at the study's website .
KYTC expects to complete the study by early 2024.
On the Net:US 60 connectivity study website