03.19.06

Road Rage

Posted in News Worthy at 10:52 pm by Administrator

Road rage is what the Lexington Herald titled the the political bickering going on between the political parties over the funding of the Newtown Pike expansion project.
Now, where I am going to take issue and hope everyone will call their State Representatives and the Govenor, is on the fact that we need to be moving forward and getting this road project underway.  Now the first part of the plan was to widen Newtown Pike from the interstate to Ironworks Pike and this is slated to be completed by 2010.  This isn’t such a big deal because there is easier interstate access off of I-75 North right at the Park entrance.
Now section 3 of this plan is what the $12.75 million that has vanished was supposed to be for.  Now in my opinion section 3 would be a nice to have but what is an absolute necessity is section 2.  Section 2 greatly improves Newtown Pike between the interstate and New Circle Road.  Without this improvement Lexington will largely be cut off from the Games because traffic is already so congested on Newtown, in 4 years its going to be a parking lot.
Lexington Herald-Leader article; Road rage on Newtown Pike