State, county leaders discuss safety of U.S. 25

State and county road crews are now questioning the safety of a Scott County road. They're taking a look at a stretch of US 25, near Georgetown.

A deadly crash happened on that stretch last Friday. Now county leaders are discussing what they can do to prevent another one.

"We've been up and down the stretch of road. We've reviewed the accident site. We've been up to the landfill and up to the Sadieville exit on I 75 so everybody understands what it is we're dealing with," said Senate District 17 Senator Damon Thayer.

Senator Thayer does not want to see another deadly wreck like last Friday's. Deputies say a woman died when two commercial vehicles crashed.

"It's not an easy fix. It's not a fix that's gonna happen today or tomorrow. It's a long-term fix, but there are some smaller steps we can take to start making this road safer for the citizens," noted House District 61's Representative Brian Linder. Linder spoke with landfill management Monday. He's asking their crews to voluntarily re-route their drivers.

Scott County Sheriff Tony Hampton says his deputies will continue to patrol that area, and Commercial Vehicle Enforcement officers with Kentucky State Police will do the same.



 
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