Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton, in conjunction with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), today announced plans to signalize and constrict lanes of traffic at the busy Gordon Avenue (KY 185) and Scott Way intersection in Bowling Green.
Lt. Governor Hampton met with Cabinet officials and community leaders on Thursday to discuss options on how to improve safety for pedestrians in this heavily traveled area.
“It was an awesome opportunity to partner with Abraham Williams, of the Bowling Green Housing Authority, and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet to formulate a plan that greatly improves safety for residents of the KY-185 corridor between U.S. 68 and Double Springs Road,” said Lt. Gov. Hampton. “I appreciate working with Mr. Williams, KYTC officials, and members of the community towards this important goal, and I am proud to serve in an Administration that works hard every day to respond to the needs of the citizens of Kentucky.”
The Transportation Cabinet will soon begin to develop plans to enhance pedestrian access at this intersection including a road diet with a signalized traffic control device. The road diet will simply narrow or constrict traffic down four lanes to three lanes on Gordon Avenue.
Projected costs, specific detailed plans and a timeline of scheduled work have not been determined. More than 9,000 vehicles travel Gordon Avenue per day.
“I appreciate Lt. Gov. Hampton taking the lead on this important safety issue to unite the Bowling Green community,” said Sec. Greg Thomas. “Lt. Gov. Hampton is a proven leader who believes in our mission in providing a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentuckians.”
For more information on this project, please check out our District 3 Twitter account at KYTCDISTRICT3 and our Facebook account at KYTCDISTRICT3 for more information. Navigate traffic with KYTC, www.511.ky.gov, and Waze, www.waze.com.