Old Frankfort Pike.org is the information and contact page for the Corridor Management Plan process for Old Frankfort Pike. We will continally update this page with meeting time and place announcements and other project information.
The Corridor Managment Plan is the first step required for Old Frankfort Pike to be designated a National Scenic Byway. The CMP project is sponsored by the Lexington-Frankfort Scenic
Corridor, Inc., a not-for-profit neighborhood association dedicated to the conservation, preservation and enhancement of this unique scenic and historic rural area in the heart of Kentucky's
Lexington-Frankfort Scenic Corridor
4151 Old Frankfort Pike
Lexington, Kentucky 40510
Preparation of the Corridor Management Plan is required by the Federal Highway Adminstration (FHWA) before Old Frankfort Pike may be considered for designation as a NATIONAL SCENIC BYWAY.
In October and January, we sent letters to all property owners along the Pike along with other identified stakeholders, telling them of this project. Please contact us if you would like to be a part of the public participation -consensus building activities.
We look forward to hearing from you with any questions or comments you might have about the project, or becoming a member of the Scenic Corridor.
Spring is here and the Corridor Managment Plan DRAFT is in process. After the January and March Open House events, continued input from the Advisory Committee, project Stakeholders and other interested individuals, we are beginning to organize the CMP into a DRAFT form.
We anticipate the DRAFT to be ready to submit for review in May. Please contact us if you have any comments or questions about the process.
Despite wet and cold weather, many folks made it to the project Open House on March 6, Wednesday evening, at the Ann Hart Raymond Center at Midway College. There was a brief re-cap of the National Scenic Byway program and this Corridor Managment Plan followed by new information and discussion on transportation and safety issues and Byway Interpretation topics.
Maps and aerial images showed where opportunities may exist for improved roadway and driving safety along Old Frankfort Pike, including improved signing, posted speed limits, and locations for strategic maintenance.
Byway Interpretation involves where, what and how to provide helpful and accurate information about the Pike and corridor area. Right now, Old Frankfort Pike is identified as a scenic drive on hundreds of internet sites. Numerous local and state travel/visitor clearinghouses suggest travelers drive the Pike for an impressive view into an historic and scenic, rural landscape with international Thoroughbred farms.
We know information about our road could be better and more accurately presented, especially concerning roadway and driving conditions, protocols, and visitor etiquette in our farming community. From strategically located kiosks with wayfinding panels, to website presentation, GIS applications, and printed brochures – participants discussed options for where, what and how we might best provide information to visitors.
The first PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE was held January 23, 2013, and the second on March 6, both at the Anne Hart Raymond Center at Midway College. A presentation described the National Scenic Byways program and the process of the Corridor Managment Plan, followed by an informal gathering in the lobby to view project mapping, ask questions and provide input.
Altogether, over 60 people have taken time to participate and learn about the project and the NSB program. Questionairres at both meetings gathered information about participants relationship to the Pike (residents on or near, business owners on or near, daily drivers, etc.), along with views on conservation, preservation, interpretation, safety and transportation and other topics.
100% of respondents ranked the conservation of historic resoureces and maintaining scenic views as Extremely Important goals for the Old Frankfort Pike area.
The Old Frankfort Pike corridor managment plan is a project sponsored by the Lexington-Frankfort Scenic Corridor, Inc. For information about the project, and to be put on our project update list, please contact us at:
or, you can contact Chris Amos directly at:
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