KY 237/Conrad Lane Intersection Improvements

Project Information

Facility: KY 237 (North Bend Road)

Location: Conrad Lane

Project Type: Traffic Operations

Priority Level: Tier 1

Project Description:

  • Install full right turn lanes on the KY 237 (North Bend Road) northbound and southbound approaches to Conrad Lane to improve capacity and safety.

Cost Estimate:

Design Utilities Right of Way Construction TOTAL
$80,000 $50,000 $20,000 $550,000 $700,000


  • Sufficient storage will be provided for northbound and southbound right-turning vehicles from KY 237 to Conrad Lane.
  • Replacing right turn tapers with full right turn lanes will reduce the likelihood of rear end crashes.


  • The project will require additional right-of-way.
  • KY 237 is located on a fill section with steep slopes on either side. Grading will be required to construct full right turn lanes.

Existing Conditions

Functional Classification: Principal Arterial

Existing ADT: 17,940 vehicles per day

2040 Forecasted ADT: 24,800 vehicles per day

Truck Volume: 9%


  • KY 237 serves as a primary north-south route through central Boone County.
  • Conrad Road primarily serves residential land use and connects to KY 338 (Idlewild Road) and downtown Burlington.
  • In peak hours, long cues of traffic turning right to Conrad Lane blocks KY 237 through traffic.


  • The crash rate along this portion of roadway is over three times the statewide average for similar roadways.
  • There are existing geometric deficiencies along the route, such as sharp curves, narrow lanes, and narrow shoulders. The existing cross section is not consistent with the use of the roadway.