CALVERT CITY, Ky. — Two transportation projects have been announced that will enhance Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park.
One project is an enhancement and beautification of U.S. 62 and its interchange with Interstate 24/I-69, including addition of a raised, landscaped median to form a boulevard to the entrance to the park. The other project involves construction of a bicycle-pedestrian path from the park to the interchange.
“We will have a boulevard gateway to Kentucky Dam Village – a tremendous asset for the park, its thousands of visitors and for the citizens of Calvert City,” Gov. Steve Beshear said during the announcement. “This project continues the substantial progress that we have made to improve transportation infrastructure throughout the Jackson Purchase. When it is completed, its benefits will be enjoyed for generations.”
In addition to the enhancement of U.S. 62 and the I-24/I-69 interchange, Calvert City, by agreement with KYTC, will construct a bicycle-pedestrian path to run alongside U.S. 62 for about 1.5 miles from the state resort park to the interchange.
It eventually will connect with a path into Calvert City that is part of the city’s long-range plan and add yet another link to a much longer, regional, multi-use path across the “Western Waterlands” of the Purchase area.
“The governor has hit a home run,” Calvert City Mayor Lynn Jones said. “The addition of a walking/biking trail extending from Calvert City’s Memorial Park into Kentucky Dam Village is brilliant. It is the regional tourism development opportunities that make the project most exciting. This change is going to be so good.”