Friday, September 07, 2012

KY-22 Road Improvements

It's pretty saddening that it has taken a fatal crash to get people talking about improving the stretch of KY-22 by between Barbour Lane and Avenue of the Woods.  This is something that should have been taken care of a long time ago.
David Rodger has lived in the area for 14 years and witnessed dozens of crashes. He says something needs to be done to prevent anymore tragedies.

"People are going too fast, it's a sloppy street and it's blind curves. It's a terrible combination," said Rodger.

LMPD says there have been 47 crashes in the past three years. That includes eight injuries and this fatal accidental. Officers say rain causes oils to rise to the surface. Add to that sap from trees in the densely wooded area. A slick combination.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says there was no high friction pavement where the accident happened. Friction pavement is a dark gray color compared to regular pavement which is lighter gray.

Traction grips and more abrasive surfaces were created for better tire control east of Springcrest Drive in 2009. After Davis died, officers agree with neighbors that more safety measures need to be made to the state highway administration to help save lives.

"Additionally we'll look at slippery when wet signage and anything to warn motorists of a challenging situation up ahead," said Lt. Seelye.

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