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US 60 Connectivity Study

The US 60 Connectivity Study will examine the impacts of developing a more direct corridor
between US 60 in western Kentucky and I-57 in southern Illinois. 

The Study Map

The project map shows the complete study area, which spans several miles across western Kentucky and southern Illinois.  Click on the map to see a larger version. 

The Study Process

The US 60 Connectivity Study is a Planning and Environmental Linkage (PEL) study. PEL studies aim to consider environmental, community, and economic goals and use the collected data, analysis, and products to inform the environmental review process—namely the decision-making process outlined in the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). This study requires the PEL process because there is a signed NEPA document for the US 51 Bridge Replacement project.

Final Report

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has released the final U.S. 60 Connectivity Study report which recommends advancing the U.S. 51 Bridge Replacement— a project which has widespread support, a lower cost and fewer environmental impacts than the U.S. 60 corridor project.

The U.S. 60 Connectivity Study was a more than yearlong, comprehensive evaluation that examined the feasibility of constructing a new U.S. 60 corridor and Ohio River bridge crossing between Barlow, Kentucky, and Interstate Highway 57 near Future City, Illinois. Please see below for a press release summarizing the report findings and a link to the final report.


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