MANCHESTER — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s District 11 Office has joined the rapidly growing number of government agencies with a presence on the popular social networking site Facebook.
The District 11 page, available at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict11, provides yet another way to access highway information in the District’s eight-county service area.
A Facebook account is not required to view the page, but Facebook members who “like” the District 11 page will have updates automatically sent to their Facebook news feeds.
Visitors can view the District 11 page on their home computers, as well as on Internet-enabled “smart phones” such as BlackBerry, iPhone and Android.
“The public can be quickly informed of news through social media. In an effort to utilize modern technology and quickly report road closings and road conditions, we are proud to announce our KYTC District 11 Facebook page,” said Sherri Chappell, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways District 11, which includes Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Laurel, Leslie and Whitley counties. “The page will contain the latest developments on construction and maintenance projects and traffic delays. We hope citizens can use this page to quickly receive beneficial information.”
The district regularly provides traffic advisories to news media, school transportation officials, police, fire departments, and other emergency agencies via e-mail. Some regular commuters have asked to receive those detailed notices. To be put on the email list, contact District 11 Public Information Officer Les Dixon via email – Les.Dixon@ky.gov.
In addition to the Facebook page at www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict11, information on highway conditions across Kentucky is available at www.511.ky.gov or by dialing 511 from any phone in Kentucky.
Links to highway information in surrounding states are available on the www.511.ky.gov website.