Semi Traffic on Red Hill

Semi Traffic on Red Hill

Posted in the Liberty Forum

Sandra aka BIG HAIR

Lexington, KY

#1 Jan 12, 2013
Why do they use this road. They can go hafe hour outa the way to Liberty, and out 70. Most are coming or going from Tarters in Dunnville and or Campbellsville via 70 or the place on 127 near car auction. They dont belong on Red Hill Rd its narrow. Lanes are 8 ft wide. Trailors are 8ft wide. If 2 semi meet or a school bus, that leaves inches from being a headon. TRUCKS STAY OFF RED HILL, you caused accidents already and we seen 3 trucks loose control on the hill and flip at bottom due to being over weight on steep grade. KEEP OFF
Shameful

Lexington, KY

#3 Jan 12, 2013
Well maybe one day a Tarter truck will kill someone on that road, and get their selves another lawsuit!!!! They think they own all the roads in the county...
crazy

Lexington, KY

#4 Jan 12, 2013
u need a job maybe at Tarters... they pay more taxes than u im sure....
Shameful wrote:
Well maybe one day a Tarter truck will kill someone on that road, and get their selves another lawsuit!!!! They think they own all the roads in the county...
Shameful

Versailles, KY

#5 Jan 12, 2013
Yeah, well I don't care to work with a lot full of Mexicans, and I am sure they well compensated with federal grant money!!!!
Calm down

Lexington, KY

#7 Jan 15, 2013
The rd lanes are 8ft wide. school bus 8 feet wide. semi 8 feet wide. That leaves 0 inches for error. STATE NEEDS TO WIDEN THE ROAD ITS UNRELIABLE!!! STOP ARGUEING.
Frank Jenkins

Lexington, KY

#9 Jan 30, 2013
There was another truck off edge of red hill today! If state is gonna let trucks use this road, the state needs to upgrade Red Hill Rd. We been hearing rumors about an idea to run a new road from 206 to 127 at phil, is this happening? when? where would highway go, redhill? Trucks you guys needa slow it down out there.
WIFE

Lexington, KY

#10 Jan 30, 2013
Tractor Trailor drivers slow it down on Red Hill please. I assume your making up for lost time idk. But most of you are coming or going from Taylor County on 70. Were watching you. This road is to narrow for your truck to meet another large vehicle especialy one like what my sister drives. A school bus with grade school students aboard. It mite be 55mph road but trucks need to be going slower than that. We seen many loose brakes on steep grade on the hill, best to just stay off. Take 70 to town, then come south on 127. Its only 15-20 more minuits it wont make ur drive that much longer.
Gridlocked

Lexington, KY

#11 Jan 30, 2013
The new road idea has been around since 2005 but is just now getting traction. We believe its some county officials or their commmittee or something thats pushing for a new straighter route910. route910 idea as i heard from my friend would make a new wider route from 127 to the parkway. Where would the road tie into parkway though? im confused. Part of the idea is to bring route910 past phil and create new bridge over the river. Would this get trucks off redhill tho? Im having doubts. I think route910 idea would tie into route70 near crocketts general store. where will this thing run? theres already a road to phil from there why do we need a new one? You take route70 to route 206 south, to redhill east, then back north on us127, then back south on route 910, then east route80, then your at the parkway. i can drive that in bout 30 min why we need a new road? use the ones we got. If you get lost get a GPS theere 30 bucks @ Kmart.
nobody

Versailles, KY

#12 Feb 3, 2013
trucks have as much right to drive on red hill as anybody else if you dont like meeting them then you drive the extra 20 min to liberty you have as much time as the truckdrivers do you should be thankful for what the truckdrivers do because without them you wouldnt have a road to drive on or computer to whine about them on
Tarter Office

Lexington, KY

#13 Feb 13, 2013
1st, why do most posts on topix appear with location of Lexington, Berea or Nicolosville? Oh well lol. 2nd we don't normaly reply to so called 'discussion threads' online but due to being alerted by an employee we make an exception tonight. Our trucks aswell as many sawmills use Red Hill Rd KY 1649. We caution our drivers to use extreme caution on both 1649 and HWY70. We have discussed with fiscal court, aswell as Transportation Cabinet about a major overhaul or new roadway from US127, across Green River, towards the west. This is being studied due to heavier than designed truck use on mentioned road(s). While were not sure of status of this proposal, it is being reviewed. To our understanding, it will connect Dunnville and or Phil area, directly to KY206 KY70 area of out county. Its been titled as an extention of Rt910. So in defense of our company we are taking steps to make this improved road a reality. In the mean time we are redoubling efforts to check truck brakes and equipment, due to the steep grade on Red Hill. We do not however accept total responsibility for our drivers actions, and any truck seen driving dangourously needs to be reported to Tarter Industries asap, you will remain unnamed. If, however, you feel it nessesary, you can call law enforcment. Lets share the road and keep our highways safe, together. Hope everyone has a great week!
almost got us

Lexington, KY

#14 Feb 14, 2013
less than a week ago, a semi nearly took out my car on Red Hill Rd with me and my child in it. I do not know or care who owned the truck, if one hits us because it's over the line or speeding or (the norm for log trucks here) is overloaded, the driver losing his CDL will be the least of his problems.
Come to think of it, I'll suggest to state DOT that they set up a portable weigh unit on this and the three other hills so often used by log trucks that lean and sway because the logs are 3-5 feet above the cab.
Get a Clue

Louisville, KY

#15 Feb 14, 2013
Dear Tarters, you may want to contact you attorneys for some education. You are totally responsible for the actions of your drivers.
truth is here

Lexington, KY

#16 Feb 18, 2013
I hear word Tarters and or the Dogwalk Store, bucked the state highway department over the Dunville 127 bypass!!!!! It was due to be built in 2010. That was pushed to 2012. Now its off til 2016 or later thanks to them complaining! They said it would negitivly effect their 'buisness' give me a brake. The lady who lost her life there not long ago should say alot. Since 1st of 2013 we counted atleast 7 wrecks between the curve in front of fire dept and Red Hill Rd intersection. Plans will bring highway behind the big hill where fire dept is. Itll begin at just north of Tarter Gate South(mile or so north of county line) go behind the hill, completly missing the church on the hill. Itll create new bridge over Green River 500ft east of current 127 bridge. This will involve blasting out part of hillside ajacent from Red Hill Rd 127 intersection. It would realign to current 127 between Spring Hill Rd and Phil, depending on state engineers. This may also reconstruct Red Hill Rd from new 127 to bridge, eliminating 3 curves. Shame on those buisnesses for pushing against this project. Its cost a life and the bloods on their hands.

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