Cable Barriers May Be Installed Along I-65

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky transportation officials are considering installing cable barriers along a section of Interstate 65.

There are no funds to widen the four-lane section between Elizabethtown and Bowling Green in the near future.

Jeff Moore, planning chief for the Department of Highways in Bowling Green said the cable barriers have been installed in the Louisville and Lexington areas to help prevent cross-over crashes.

Department spokeswoman Keirsten Jaggers said the cables installed in the Louisville region have been hit 284 times.

While one tractor-trailer truck ran through them into oncoming lanes, she said the cables stopped all other vehicles.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by David Location: Lexington on May 5, 2008 at 01:10 PM
    I find it interesting that we now have so many head-on collisions. I don't remember this being the case a few years ago. I suspect that text messaging, dialing, and talking on cell phones while driving are important factors in the cause of so many head-on collisions in recent years.


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