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Route For I-66 Has Been Chosen

By: Marie Luby Email
By: Marie Luby Email

Officials choose the route for the future Interstate 66 between two major southern Kentucky cities.

Not everyone is happy about the decision.

Officials talked to concerned residents about the route during an open house Monday night in London.

A pilot for 60 years, Rowland Moore flew over the scenic state of Kentucky more times than he can remember.

Moore favors a route different from the one he saw at the open house for the future Interstate 66.

From Moore's view, the chosen route is a waste of time, and money.

The route follows most of highway 80, then shoots southeast to intersect with I-75. Officials say it's this way, or no highway.

Laurel County leaders say there's no question about the economic impact of I-66 on places like London.

Officials expect the final go-ahead from the federal government by December 2008...even if opposition continues.

Moore hopes at least the view from the new road, is half as beautiful as the one from the sky.


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