Graves Will Not Be Moved For Road Project

The State Transportation Cabinet has a change of heart. Just two months after announcing plans to widen US 25 in Scott County to four lanes.
To do so, it meant un-earthing over 30 graves at the Crestlawn Cemetery just inside the county.
While the expansion project is still a go. The original design was altered after the Cabinet was met by heavy resistance from family members of loved ones buried in the cemetery.
David Thacker, with the Transportation Cabinet, says after several informational meetings were held for the public, to voice their concerns over the project, the Cabinet re-evaluated their decision and found a way to minimize the impact on the cemetery, by raising the grade of the proposed roadway and moving it 36-feet to the east from its original position.
By doing this no graves will be disturbed. The project is expected to begin early next year with completion in 2010, in advance of the World Equestrian Games.

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  • by Chuck Location: Bluegrass on Nov 12, 2007 at 07:14 PM
    Finally, the state shows it has some heart! Thanks, gang!
  • by Michael Location: KY on Nov 12, 2007 at 02:54 PM
    I am glad to see that a comprise was made. I felt sorry for the families, but we need progress, and widening most Kentucky roads is way over due. I am glad that the graves sites can remain and an alternative route shift was possible. Its always good to see KY make progress.


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