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1:52 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

I-75 Connector Meeting Could Help Determine Future Direction Of Project

LEXINGTON, Ky. - The I-75 Connector, a project long in the works, will be the subject of a Citizen’s Advisory Committee meeting tomorrow night in Richmond.

The I-75 Connector Could Cross The Kentucky River And Limestone Cliffs Called The Palisades

The committee is made up of concerned citizens, landowners, public officials, and other parties that would be affected by the proposed roadway joining US-27 and Interstate 75.

Members of the committee have raised numerous concerns about the environmental impacts and tonight they will have a chance to address those questions to the design team. Bob Nunley with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says, while there is new momentum behind the project it is not a foregone conclusion.

"The 'do nothing' alternate is still on the table. We've said that all along. It is for any project until we get through the environmental document and have made an environmental determination," he says.

The meeting will be held from 6 – 8 tomorrow night at 350 West Main in Richmond. Attendance by the general public will be permitted, though only committee and design team members will be allowed to speak.

Meetings specifically for the public will be held in April in Madison and Jessamine Counties.