SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – The U.S. 460 Bypass in Georgetown will open Friday afternoon, December 11 — five months ahead of schedule. The Bypass improves connectivity and mobility around the city of Georgetown from Long Lick Pike/KY 32 to Interstate 75.
“Good infrastructure is a key part of building a better Kentucky for citizens and businesses,” said Gov. Andy Beshear. “This bypass will provide a faster, safer route around the city and support economic development for existing and prospective businesses who rely on efficient transportation links to move both goods and people.”
“The completion of this transformational project is welcome news for Scott County travelers who will enjoy it for decades to come,” said KYTC Secretary Jim Gray. “It provides a more efficient route for commercial and school traffic, as well as life-saving emergency services.”
Construction of the final five-mile section of the bypass began in February 2019 and will be completed on schedule. The completed loop will provide easier access for commercial vehicles and employees to travel from I-75 into Georgetown, home to major assembly plant Toyota manufacturing.
The bypass provides efficient access to a new high school and nearby recreational activities and the county park.
The project includes a newly constructed roundabout at the intersection of KY 32 and the Bypass. The roundabout replaced the previous stop controlled intersection to enhance safety and alleviate congestion.
The roundabout was opened to traffic on Friday, August 14.
L-M Asphalt DBA ATS J/V Nally & Gibson with Hamilton Hinkle, was awarded the project for $12,965,065.48. The anticipated completion date for the bypass was May 2021.
While the bypass is open to live traffic, corrective work will continue periodically through May. The construction includes two travel lanes with paved shoulders.
The new roadway connects Cherry Blossom Way/KY 620 to the existing Bypass/KY 1143. Projected traffic volumes indicate that 12,000 vehicles per day will utilize the route by 2036.