New US 68 opening to traffic at Maysv...

New US 68 opening to traffic at Maysville

There are 23 comments on the KFVS12 story from Dec 21, 2012, titled New US 68 opening to traffic at Maysville. In it, KFVS12 reports that:

The long-awaited completion of the new U.S. 68 at Maysville is getting closer, and the state Transportation Cabinet says four miles of new pavement will open to traffic on Friday.

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resident

Winchester, KY

#1 Dec 28, 2012
What happened? Supposed to have opened the 21st. What is the delay?
taxpayer

Nicholasville, KY

#2 Jan 17, 2013
whats up with the new road.
Road Crew

Warwick, MD

#3 Jan 17, 2013
We're going to milk this job mr. taxpayer. That's whats happening. Lol , damn this bolona and cheese is good.
Factmaster

Highland, MI

#4 Jan 17, 2013
The taxpayer is indeed, being milked! All this road will be is a racetrack for out-of-state truckers built with Ky. tax dollars! It takes productive farmland away from Mason Co. farmers and provides no new jobs since no new businesses can be built along it. It is a big negative for Mason Co. and I have told first Pete Worthington and then Mike Denham that, but they would not listen.
Paper Said

Hillsboro, KY

#5 Jan 17, 2013
The newspaper said the delay is because of a problem with the lighting installed at the on, off ramps. Got to get that straightened out before they can open it.
WhatAwaste

Maysville, KY

#6 Jan 18, 2013
Factmaster wrote:
The taxpayer is indeed, being milked! All this road will be is a racetrack for out-of-state truckers built with Ky. tax dollars! It takes productive farmland away from Mason Co. farmers and provides no new jobs since no new businesses can be built along it. It is a big negative for Mason Co. and I have told first Pete Worthington and then Mike Denham that, but they would not listen.
I tend to agree with you, total waste of taxpayer money. There are roads in this county that are in dire need of repair and that money could have helped do this. Government and responsible spending, talk about an oxymoron.
taxpayer

Lexington, KY

#7 Jan 18, 2013
lights are not to hard to figure out. they work or they dont. you fix the trouble between point a and point b.
Viceroy

Owensboro, KY

#8 Jan 18, 2013
Did someone say something about an ox and a moron?
Resident

United States

#9 Jan 18, 2013
This road has needed to be built for some time now. I'm glad it's limited access interstate because we definitely don't need any more stop and go traffic. Limited access roads are way more safer too. Give it time to get fully built as a beltway around Maysville and exits and on and off ramps will follow. It will spur development over time. Look at the Watterson Expressway around Louisville and 275 around Cincinatti. The don't immediately produce new business as soon as they're built but over time they will. There are countless hotels and business' that only locate within a certain distance from interstates and Maysville will now be able to promote that. I hope they are planning in the future to make the old stretch to the bridge limited access. You can look to Lexington to see what a big flop New Circle is on the East side of the city when they allowed development to take place along the road in the 80's instead of keeping limited access. Huge traffic nightmare!

Also, the construction company doesn't receive any more money while the project is delayed. They receive the same amount in the bid price of the project (unless something overly unseen expense occurs, they can refile the price with the state. Almost never happens and it didn't with this project).

I, myself, would rather travel on limited access roads whenever possible as opposed to highways and streets. Safer and a whole lot easier on gas consumption than stop and go traffic. I live in Maysville and plan on using this route frequently when opened so it does benefit this taxpayer.
tim

San Jose, CA

#10 Jan 18, 2013
state employees ride around in new pickups all summer loafing while johnson grass grows all summer to heights two feet above fence rows driveways washed out next to highways who`s manages the road department " obama"
Viceroy

Owensboro, KY

#11 Jan 18, 2013
tim wrote:
state employees ride around in new pickups all summer loafing while johnson grass grows all summer to heights two feet above fence rows driveways washed out next to highways who`s manages the road department " obama"
I worked for the highway department in the summer during the seventies while in college and there was no riding around in air conditioned trucks. The crews worked hard and supervisors kept a close eye on us. It does seem that now highway crews spend a lot of time riding around in crew cab trucks.
Vigilant

United States

#13 Jan 18, 2013
Yep. Less stoplights always good. Maysville resident too
WhatAwaste

Maysville, KY

#14 Jan 19, 2013
Resident wrote:
This road has needed to be built for some time now. I'm glad it's limited access interstate because we definitely don't need any more stop and go traffic. Limited access roads are way more safer too. Give it time to get fully built as a beltway around Maysville and exits and on and off ramps will follow. It will spur development over time. Look at the Watterson Expressway around Louisville and 275 around Cincinatti. The don't immediately produce new business as soon as they're built but over time they will. There are countless hotels and business' that only locate within a certain distance from interstates and Maysville will now be able to promote that. I hope they are planning in the future to make the old stretch to the bridge limited access. You can look to Lexington to see what a big flop New Circle is on the East side of the city when they allowed development to take place along the road in the 80's instead of keeping limited access. Huge traffic nightmare!
Also, the construction company doesn't receive any more money while the project is delayed. They receive the same amount in the bid price of the project (unless something overly unseen expense occurs, they can refile the price with the state. Almost never happens and it didn't with this project).
I, myself, would rather travel on limited access roads whenever possible as opposed to highways and streets. Safer and a whole lot easier on gas consumption than stop and go traffic. I live in Maysville and plan on using this route frequently when opened so it does benefit this taxpayer.
Are you seriously comparing Maysville to Lexington, Cincinnati, or Louisville? Whenever the bypass is completed I believe it will be faster to travel the AA thru Maysville than take the bypass. If you are traveling from the north to south, the exit onto the AA is horribly designed. There should have been 2 exit ramps, 1 going towards Brooksville and 1 going towards Maysville with merging lanes to access the AA. The people working at the Industrial Park will have a hard time turning left onto the AA. This is an accident waiting to happen. I still stand by my earlier statement, itís a waste of taxpayer money.
Road Crew

Warwick, MD

#15 Jan 19, 2013
We will let you know when your opinion means anything. Lol
waisted money

Wallingford, KY

#16 Jan 24, 2013
I agree it is a big waste of money and the on off ramps were designed by an idiot, it cut thru the yards of expensive homes on clarks run and they cant even get onto it from there, it should have access from Clarks run and US62 If it was designed to direct traffic away from town, there is a hell of alot of people that would travel it IF THEY COULD GET ONTO IT. another example of how our govenment can waist money and there is nothing we can do about it. probably wont be long before they will want to raise our taxes to pay for it.
WhatAwaste

Maysville, KY

#17 Jan 24, 2013
waisted money wrote:
I agree it is a big waste of money and the on off ramps were designed by an idiot, it cut thru the yards of expensive homes on clarks run and they cant even get onto it from there, it should have access from Clarks run and US62 If it was designed to direct traffic away from town, there is a hell of alot of people that would travel it IF THEY COULD GET ONTO IT. another example of how our govenment can waist money and there is nothing we can do about it. probably wont be long before they will want to raise our taxes to pay for it.
You can bet your a$$ that taxes will go up. Just look at the next road "improvement" project, the widening of Maple Leaf from US 68 to the AA. Now I do agree is does need widening but only about 1 or 2 feet on each side.
how about

Morehead, KY

#18 Jan 24, 2013
coming into town on the west side from #8, they been on that project all of last year and the road surface is like a logging trail. they need to get their a$$es in gear and finish up, im tired of tearing up my vehicle traveling into town through there, its rediculous.
taxpayer

Flemingsburg, KY

#19 Feb 4, 2013
PASSED THE INTERSECTION OF 68 AND NEW BYPASS YESTERDAY AND SAW 2 DOGS RUNNING DOWN NEW ROAD. MAKES A GOOD DOG TRAIL. MAYBE THE STATE WAITING FOR SPRING SO THEY CAN HAVE A BIG RIBBON CUTTING OR WHAT. MAYBE NOT ENOUGH EMPLOYS FOR SNOW REMOVAL.
Just Sayin

Warwick, MD

#20 Feb 4, 2013
taxpayer wrote:
PASSED THE INTERSECTION OF 68 AND NEW BYPASS YESTERDAY AND SAW 2 DOGS RUNNING DOWN NEW ROAD. MAKES A GOOD DOG TRAIL. MAYBE THE STATE WAITING FOR SPRING SO THEY CAN HAVE A BIG RIBBON CUTTING OR WHAT. MAYBE NOT ENOUGH EMPLOYS FOR SNOW REMOVAL.
Dah need to take your caps off. Please learn to type. Just Sayin
Accountability

Maysville, KY

#21 Mar 12, 2013
Whoever approved this needs to answer for it, and by removal. We wonder why our economy is in the shape it is, don't wonder just drive down an example in maysville ky of wasteful useless govt spending. Hwy dept thinks if they don't spend it they will get less budget next year, local officials justify it by "if we don't take it somebody else will" mentality. Shame on all of the above. Where's the stand up person who says lets just put it towards the deficit instead? Can someone please post a specific name(s) of whose idea this was and name(s) of which politicians helped make it happen?!

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