PASADENA, CA – Parsons has been selected by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to present reconstruction options for the I-265/I-64 Interchange in Jefferson County, KY.

The Parsons team will provide design services and alternative analysis for interchange configurations using KYTC’s Performance-Based Flexible Solution initiative. The objective is to evaluate and optimize the interchange and ramps to increase safety, capacity, and mobility in the area—especially during peak hours.

“We are proud to continue road and highway improvements in Kentucky,” said Mike Johnson, Parsons Group President. “Using the latest technology and best practices, our team will deliver fundable solutions that can be constructed in a cost-effective manner and alleviate traffic congestion.”

Parsons uses the Interactive Highway Safety Design Model to identify deficient ramp elements, key traffic movements, and geometry combinations to determine optimal design alternatives while balancing constructability and cost.

The project scope includes preliminary estimates, cost/benefit analyses, geometric layout, traffic modeling and analysis, highway safety analysis, preliminary drainage and right-of-way design, conceptual design, environmental documents, interchange modification reports, and public involvement. The project will begin in December 2017 and selection of a preferred alternate is expected in late 2018.