Department of Highways, District 5
CRASHES ON KY 22 REDUCED FOLLOWING ROADWAY IMPROVEMENTS AUTHORIZED BY GOVERNOR FLETCHER
Louisville, KY (December 5, 2005) – Following improvements authorized by Governor Ernie Fletcher and implemented by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet this past spring, the number of accidents on KY 22 have decreased by 75%. Resurfacing of the roadway and installation of centerline and shoulder rumble strips were completed in May of 2005 on KY 22 between Seminary Drive and Hurstbourne Parkway. According to the Louisville Metro Police Department records, only seven collisions were reported on this section of roadway from June 2005 through September 2005 as compared to 28 collisions reported during the same months in 2004.
"The efforts to eliminate the hazards along this highway have benefited countless citizens and have saved not only thousands of dollars in property damage, but arguably many lives and injuries of people as well," stated Officer Bill Shingleton, Division 8 of the Louisville Metro Police Department. "The greatest improvement seems to have been made from the installation of the centerline rumble strips that alert drivers when their vehicles are crossing into on-coming traffic."
"We are pleased to learn of the reduced number of crashes on KY 22 and safety on this roadway has improved following implementation of the safety features," said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert. "This project is helping to fulfill Governor Fletcher’s commitment to providing a safe and reliable transportation system."
The 2.65 miles of roadway improvements were constructed by Commercial Pavers of Louisville, KY in the amount of $243,784.