Leaders hope to improve a busy Central Kentucky road

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LEXINGTON, Ky (WKYT) - Their hope with this plan is to alleviate traffic congestion and allow drivers outlet points on a busy part of town.

"Everyone knows this is an incredibly busy road," explains Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesperson, Natasha Lacy.

City leaders are asking the state to consider changes to a stretch of Nicholasville road. "What they've proposed is to add access points to the busiest part of the highway, from man o war in Lexington to Baker Lane in Nicholasville," explains Lacy, "this would be beneficial for businesses on the road since it would allow easier access off and on the highway."

Drivers will be able to make U-turns as well.

"It is a busy corridor and we want to try and make plans for the future to ensure safety for the traveling public."

The Nicholasville City Commission and the Jessamine County fiscal court have signed off on the deal. The plan will go to the Nicholasville planning commission later this month.