Department of Highways, District 11
KY TRANSPORTATION CABINET PLANTING SPRING BULBS Motorists should begin seeing beautiful colors off I-75 this spring

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, November 29, 2006  
Contact Information:  SANDY RUDDER
(606) 598-2145

MANCHESTER, KY. --(November 29, 2006)— Motorists traveling I-75 in Laurel County should enjoy the scenery when spring arrives.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is trying to improve the appearance of the state’s roadsides  by planting spring flowering bulbs off Interstate 75 around Exits 38 and 41.  By March motorists should see thousands of bulbs blooming off these two exits. 

  “Kentucky’s highways are a reflection of the entire state and we want them to look as good as possible,” said Greene L. Keith, Executive Director of the Manchester District Eleven Office.  Commissioner of Highways Marc Williams encouraged and approved the cabinet to purchase the bulbs for planting near Interstates and Parkways or around their office buildings throughout the state.

 The Manchester District Eleven office is one of only two or three across the state selected to receive 40,000 daffodil bulbs for mass planting.

 “The plant configurations were dictated by the sites,” said Roy V. Rice, Agronomist in the District Eleven Office.  Exit 38 configurations will be in the shape of a fan or triangle and off Exit 41 the pattern is more of a curved S shape.