Newspaper Says I-66 Isn't Getting Support

Nearly ninety million dollars has been spent for a road that will likely never be built?

That's what the Courier Journal claims in a special report about I-66.

It’s a road that's proposed to run through much of the country and through eastern Kentucky.

The paper claims that U.S. Representative Hal Rogers has pushed the millions of dollars toward the proposed highway, but that it's not getting support from other states across the country or even in western Kentucky.

The paper cites Roger's comments about the project online where he says that I-66 would provide Kentuckians with a new east-west highway from eastern Kentucky to western Kentucky, but he admits it is a long-term project that may not be realized for months or even years.

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  • by Kimberly Location: Van Lear on Dec 17, 2007 at 03:47 PM
    It would be an immense loss to the communities for this interstate to never be built in KY. This would open up the area to more commerce including tourism, manufacturing, education. Endless opportunities could be realized for this barren, under appreciated region. Plus, you'd have much better access to leave the area.
  • by scott Location: minnie,ky on Dec 17, 2007 at 11:42 AM
    Give it to wva not va because I couldn't afford the traffic fines.
  • by Bill on Dec 17, 2007 at 04:31 AM
    Eastern Ky ends at Winchester,for most of our goverment officals.From there to the Va. line is no more then wild life management area.I say give us back to Va.we no longer want to part of this sucking state.
  • by gene Location: harlan on Dec 16, 2007 at 07:10 PM
    Lets use that money to 4 lane 119


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