The future of Five Points

Vanessa Nghiem, left, senior traffic engineer for AECOM, points to an animated video of the various traffic improvement proposals for the Five Points intersection Tuesday at Murray State University’s Heritage Hall. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet aims to select proposals for Five Points and widening 16th Street north of that intersection by the end of this year.

MURRAY – A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) public meeting on Tuesday saw steady turnout as Calloway County area residents looked over and provided input for proposals for the Five Points intersection and North 16th Street.

KYTC presented the public with three safety and capacity improvements for Five Points at the northwest edge of the Murray State University campus, as well as two proposals for widening North 16th Street extending northward to the next intersection at KY 121. KYTC District 1 Public Information Office Keith Todd said a recent traffic study showed that an average of 5,800 vehicles travel through Five Points each day.