Pothole Repairs Halted By VP Visit

By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email
By: Elizabeth Dorsett Email

Dozens of potholes are scattered across parts of New Circle Road and crews were going to start repairing them, until they struck a bump in the road!

The asphalt repairs between Newtown Pike and Harrodsburg Road were halted Monday because they posed a security threat during Vice President Dick Cheney's visit.

Road officials explain traffic may have been limited to one lane on both the inner and outer loops of the heavily traveled highway. Cheney traveled on the effected stretch when he headed from the airport to his host's Ashland Park Home.

The pot-hole problem is largely blamed on an especially harsh winter. In some cases, workers will till up asphalt and then repave because simple patches won't do.

Work is expected to begin on Tuesday and finish Friday. The crews will work from 9 until 3. This is an effort to avoid rush hour traffic.

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  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Apr 1, 2008 at 05:50 AM
    Now, Richmond, fixing our cars is a small price to pay for preserving the historic nature of our past... :)
  • by Earwig Location: Prestonsburg on Mar 31, 2008 at 10:00 PM
    Ahhh potholes...the signs of a road well traveled. Potholes will always be with us but Cheney doesn't come to town very often, I'm sure folks didn't mind the road work not being done today...
  • by Vote Republican Location: If I die in a combat zone, box me up and ship me home on Mar 31, 2008 at 05:19 PM
    If Hillary would hang out with Dick Cheney she would have no reason to LIE about being in a combat zone!
  • by Richmond Location: Richmond on Mar 31, 2008 at 12:06 PM
    FRED, if you want to repair everyone's car that will be torn up from pothole's, PROTECT AWAY!!
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Mar 31, 2008 at 09:43 AM
    I always knew Cheney and Bush were the cause of potholes and harsh winters. If only Al Gore would ride to our rescue in his 32 seater corporate jet.
  • by Fred Location: Lexington on Mar 31, 2008 at 08:20 AM
    I think we should protest fixing potholes, as fixing them will destroy their historic nature...


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