KY80/910 into Casey is awful

KY80/910 into Casey is awful

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Not ok

Lexington, KY

#1 May 2, 2013
1st off, this road is awful and its unfair to those folks traveling in and our of Casey County. We went to see family last nite, KY80 is falling to peices!!! Theres rough spots, uneven pavment, dips, many blind spots, no gaurdrails, no shoulders, and 910 was worst, no where to pass and a close call with an 18wheeler. Why do otheres busy, outdated highways not get funds to be redone or fixed but other countys like Adair and Pulaski go full steam ahead with improvments? Its so sad knowing our loved ones are as they say, "gotten used to the wrecks and danger on 80 and 910. I thought Casey County had other ways out but apparently the only updated road is 127. We met alota traffic on this road and we dont look forward to returning. Black top isnt going to fix the dips and uneven pavement problems. Theres something more serious going on here and im sure itll be an expensive fix. We checked states website and theres no plans to do anything about either of these roads, except for an interchange for ky910 between Nancy and Russell Springs, near the county line. Thought id just see what others think in western Pulaski and if you would favor leaving road as is with just new pavement, or a entire new road into Casey County. Just for info, traffic is similar in numbers to ky39, or ky90.

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#2 May 2, 2013
Not ok wrote:
1st off, this road is awful and its unfair to those folks traveling in and our of Casey County. We went to see family last nite, KY80 is falling to peices!!! Theres rough spots, uneven pavment, dips, many blind spots, no gaurdrails, no shoulders, and 910 was worst, no where to pass and a close call with an 18wheeler. Why do otheres busy, outdated highways not get funds to be redone or fixed but other countys like Adair and Pulaski go full steam ahead with improvments? Its so sad knowing our loved ones are as they say, "gotten used to the wrecks and danger on 80 and 910. I thought Casey County had other ways out but apparently the only updated road is 127. We met alota traffic on this road and we dont look forward to returning. Black top isnt going to fix the dips and uneven pavement problems. Theres something more serious going on here and im sure itll be an expensive fix. We checked states website and theres no plans to do anything about either of these roads, except for an interchange for ky910 between Nancy and Russell Springs, near the county line. Thought id just see what others think in western Pulaski and if you would favor leaving road as is with just new pavement, or a entire new road into Casey County. Just for info, traffic is similar in numbers to ky39, or ky90.
You are an unhappy camper.Slow down and live.At least it is not gravel.
That would be a good excuse not to visit.
Wicked Witch

Tucker, GA

#3 May 2, 2013
What about 635 goes strait into Liberty and if you are avoiding 127 your missing out on a great place to eat. The Bread of Life.

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#4 May 2, 2013
Wicked Witch wrote:
What about 635 goes strait into Liberty and if you are avoiding 127 your missing out on a great place to eat. The Bread of Life.
910 comes out on 127 south of Bread of Life, so you still pass it.

I used to drive 910 daily. It is a bad road, but there really isn't all that much traffic besides Amish buggies. Who goes to Liberty that can help it?

Of course they have the same problem that many counties face, the same people running their government for the past few decades.
Issue at hand

Lexington, KY

#5 May 2, 2013
My brother drives the 910 and 80 route. He exits Parkway at the Nancy exit, heading west on the narrow ky80 in his big rig. The reason these people to and from Casey dont use parkway all way to russell springs, then go up us127, can be seen by viewing a map of this area. while casey is 22 miles north of russell springs exit, it cuts 5-10 minuits off by useing ky80, 910, then hitting us127 5 minuits south of Liberty. ky910 has 3,000 cars a day, somewhat high for a rural collector road. ky80 has 5,000 to 8,000 cars a day, a very high number for that type of road. most highways with this amount of traffic statewide, have already been straightened and widened, but not ky80. i can see an issue here id say something should be done especialy if semi traffic is picking up on that route. not sure who officals are in Casey but they need to speak up for their residents, its not Pulaski's problem.
Not ok

Lexington, KY

#6 May 2, 2013
It is Pulaski countys problem to. Most of the stretch of 80 is in your county. As for hwy635 we tried that a few times. Once we ran up on a crash near intersection of 70 at county line. After that we got behind a convoy of trucks hauling rock from a qaury over there, only to get up the road into Casey and see yet another accident. The next 2 trips we were stopped by a train in Science Hill, theres no over or under pass and no way around and train was stopped, blocking crossings thru that town. Besides that, hwy 635 takes 15 more minuits to get to Liberty so unless you live east of Liberty on 70, it doesnt make any sence to use this route. But i agree, looking at a map, those to and from Casey dont use LBN Parkway to the 127 interchange because LBN takes veers to the south, taking motorist away from their destination if Liberty, with is North. Traffic on 127 is getting horrible aswell, but im amazed at how much traffic i follow from Casey County, down 127, and they actualy do use Russell Springs Parkway interchange, and head toward Somerset. This made me think, if 910 and 80 are straightned, mite this relieve some congestion on 127? Instead of 4 laning 127 in a few years, why not build a faster, straighter, safer road from Casey towards the Nancy exit on LBN? Just some food for thought.

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#7 May 2, 2013
Not ok wrote:
It is Pulaski countys problem to. Most of the stretch of 80 is in your county. As for hwy635 we tried that a few times. Once we ran up on a crash near intersection of 70 at county line. After that we got behind a convoy of trucks hauling rock from a qaury over there, only to get up the road into Casey and see yet another accident. The next 2 trips we were stopped by a train in Science Hill, theres no over or under pass and no way around and train was stopped, blocking crossings thru that town. Besides that, hwy 635 takes 15 more minuits to get to Liberty so unless you live east of Liberty on 70, it doesnt make any sence to use this route. But i agree, looking at a map, those to and from Casey dont use LBN Parkway to the 127 interchange because LBN takes veers to the south, taking motorist away from their destination if Liberty, with is North. Traffic on 127 is getting horrible aswell, but im amazed at how much traffic i follow from Casey County, down 127, and they actualy do use Russell Springs Parkway interchange, and head toward Somerset. This made me think, if 910 and 80 are straightned, mite this relieve some congestion on 127? Instead of 4 laning 127 in a few years, why not build a faster, straighter, safer road from Casey towards the Nancy exit on LBN? Just some food for thought.
It's definitely a whole lot shorter, both mileage and time wise, to go 910. I just can't see widening that road.

Only real way to do it would be to build a whole new road entirely.

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#8 May 2, 2013
Not ok wrote:
It is Pulaski countys problem to. Most of the stretch of 80 is in your county. As for hwy635 we tried that a few times. Once we ran up on a crash near intersection of 70 at county line. After that we got behind a convoy of trucks hauling rock from a qaury over there, only to get up the road into Casey and see yet another accident. The next 2 trips we were stopped by a train in Science Hill, theres no over or under pass and no way around and train was stopped, blocking crossings thru that town. Besides that, hwy 635 takes 15 more minuits to get to Liberty so unless you live east of Liberty on 70, it doesnt make any sence to use this route. But i agree, looking at a map, those to and from Casey dont use LBN Parkway to the 127 interchange because LBN takes veers to the south, taking motorist away from their destination if Liberty, with is North. Traffic on 127 is getting horrible aswell, but im amazed at how much traffic i follow from Casey County, down 127, and they actualy do use Russell Springs Parkway interchange, and head toward Somerset. This made me think, if 910 and 80 are straightned, mite this relieve some congestion on 127? Instead of 4 laning 127 in a few years, why not build a faster, straighter, safer road from Casey towards the Nancy exit on LBN? Just some food for thought.
You are just in a quarry,relax enjoy the moment of life.If you are so straped for time leave earlier.I have been to Liberty many times down 635,and 70.never had a problem.You have no idea what real traffic problems are .You want to bitch about something.Maybe you should take a drivers course,or a chill pill.

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#9 May 2, 2013
Gomer-ez wrote:
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Maybe you should take a chill pill.
Don't peddle your drugs around here, pusher!

=D

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#10 May 3, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
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Don't peddle your drugs around here, pusher!
=D
Glad to see you remembered your password.
Yeal,you don't want to get hooked on those chill pills.They are worse than shooting up that marijuana.

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A to B

Rossville, GA

#11 May 3, 2013
Im not sure if any of you know what your talking about. The existing highway cant be widened, its to curvey and narrow. I drive this route for work several times a week, and to be honest its getting old. Iv heard of many local companies complaining that transport carriers prefer not to use this route, resulting in lost time waiting for shipments particulary wide loads and time sensitive loads. The worst problem is the both these roadways are sinking in many spots, making it tretchorous for large trucks, school buses and cars. Iv studied the map myself and by far, the only 2 counties in this reagion of KY with poor access north south, or east west, are Casey, and Wayne. Everyone else has a upgraded route, or has a route in process of being built. I do have good news. The state may authorize a total overhaul of KY910 in the 2014 legistlative session, and things are looking up. If I had to guess, its a 50/50 chance itll be accepted into official road plan. If people want the road, itll be built, If people rally against it, it likely will be shot down in Frankfort. This would mean the building of a straighter 55MPH route from Parkway, to US127 south of Liberty. This may also connect from Phil, across Green River to the Creston community, eventualy making a faster route for travelers between L-ville, Bardstown, Campbellsville, traveling thru Casey as opposed to veering south into Adair and Russell. Info is available on LCADD.ORG look for 'documents available for review' option. If you don't know what your talking about, don't post false info, check the facts, thanks for letting me know about this thread.

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#12 May 3, 2013
A to B wrote:
Im not sure if any of you know what your talking about. The existing highway cant be widened, its to curvey and narrow. I drive this route for work several times a week, and to be honest its getting old. Iv heard of many local companies complaining that transport carriers prefer not to use this route, resulting in lost time waiting for shipments particulary wide loads and time sensitive loads. The worst problem is the both these roadways are sinking in many spots, making it tretchorous for large trucks, school buses and cars. Iv studied the map myself and by far, the only 2 counties in this reagion of KY with poor access north south, or east west, are Casey, and Wayne. Everyone else has a upgraded route, or has a route in process of being built. I do have good news. The state may authorize a total overhaul of KY910 in the 2014 legistlative session, and things are looking up. If I had to guess, its a 50/50 chance itll be accepted into official road plan. If people want the road, itll be built, If people rally against it, it likely will be shot down in Frankfort. This would mean the building of a straighter 55MPH route from Parkway, to US127 south of Liberty. This may also connect from Phil, across Green River to the Creston community, eventualy making a faster route for travelers between L-ville, Bardstown, Campbellsville, traveling thru Casey as opposed to veering south into Adair and Russell. Info is available on LCADD.ORG look for 'documents available for review' option. If you don't know what your talking about, don't post false info, check the facts, thanks for letting me know about this thread.
They need to build a brand new 910, and keep the Amish off it. Every year you hear about an accident involving a slow moving buggy. I myself have had some close calls with them, both head on from someone trying to pass them and almost getting rear-ended by being slowed to a crawl right out of a blind curve.
hey

United States

#13 May 3, 2013
Why would anyone build a higway through casey county its not growing it IS NOT PULASKI COUNTYS PROBLEM you can drive to danvile or whatever i highly doubt anyone in somerset is driving to casey for a job so y would we want to fix the rd go to danville or move here and then u dont have nothing to gripe about instead of wasting money on more stuff when we got kids starving in our own country

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#14 May 4, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
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They need to build a brand new 910, and keep the Amish off it. Every year you hear about an accident involving a slow moving buggy. I myself have had some close calls with them, both head on from someone trying to pass them and almost getting rear-ended by being slowed to a crawl right out of a blind curve.
Dd you know the Amish are one of a few groups,that are nnot a drain onour society,and social severices..Slow own,and respect others
now back to the needle.lol Those leafs go in hard

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#15 May 4, 2013
Gomer-ez wrote:
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Dd you know the Amish are one of a few groups,that are nnot a drain onour society,and social severices..Slow own,and respect others
now back to the needle.lol Those leafs go in hard
I know Amish are hard-working folk and pay their taxes. No doubt there.

If a new 910 is built let them use the old 910. They use 127 all the time, but that road has shoulders big enough for their buggies. No problem there.

Slow moving vehicles don't belong on 55 mph roads with no shoulders and blind curves all along the route. Hell, they even have schoolchildren riding their bicycles on that road, and since they dress in dark, drab colors they're sometimes hard to spot on foggy mornings before the sun is up.

I personally never feared hitting one, but I know from personal experience that Casey county is full of old blue hairs who careen and swerve all over both lanes.

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#16 May 4, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
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I know Amish are hard-working folk and pay their taxes. No doubt there.
If a new 910 is built let them use the old 910. They use 127 all the time, but that road has shoulders big enough for their buggies. No problem there.
Slow moving vehicles don't belong on 55 mph roads with no shoulders and blind curves all along the route. Hell, they even have schoolchildren riding their bicycles on that road, and since they dress in dark, drab colors they're sometimes hard to spot on foggy mornings before the sun is up.
I personally never feared hitting one, but I know from personal experience that Casey county is full of old blue hairs who careen and swerve all over both lanes.
Actually they pay no taxes,unless they earn money out side of farming,but they do not take any kind of aide from our governments.When someone has to go to the hospital.They get together and pay cash.
Don't get me wrong I believe in assistance where "needed".
I know it can be hazardious driving thru their country.Just keeping you on "our" toes

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#17 May 4, 2013
Gomer-ez wrote:
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Actually they pay no taxes,unless they earn money out side of farming,but they do not take any kind of aide from our governments.When someone has to go to the hospital.They get together and pay cash.
Don't get me wrong I believe in assistance where "needed".
I know it can be hazardious driving thru their country.Just keeping you on "our" toes
They have to pay property taxes on them big farms. And they set up stores selling hand-made furniture and such, I'd expect they pay taxes on that as well.

And they certainly pay sales tax on the stuff they buy. What's hilarious is when you see that hitching post out behind the McDonald's in Liberty, those ol' bearded Amish sure like themselves some Big Macs!

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#18 May 4, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
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They have to pay property taxes on them big farms. And they set up stores selling hand-made furniture and such, I'd expect they pay taxes on that as well.
And they certainly pay sales tax on the stuff they buy. What's hilarious is when you see that hitching post out behind the McDonald's in Liberty, those ol' bearded Amish sure like themselves some Big Macs!
Those taxes are out side the farming,and I did forget property tax.My main point was they are not a drain on our social services.Like ss,medicare.There are certain taxes they are exempt.
Rites

Lexington, KY

#19 May 4, 2013
We heard about plans to do something for almost 10 years but this is what happened when US127 was rebuilt into Russell Springs. Its starting to take shape and the next step will be decided next year. You have to be patient, its not a overnite fix and this will take years. As for buggies, they have every rite to use 910, lets not throw mud at these folks. However, they pay now gas tax at the pump. Tax should be collected from these folks if their gonna use our highways. Id propose a once a year sticker or tag, or reflective sign with ID number, showing they are safe for the highway, visible, and chipping in on (that county) state highways. This money should be kept in the named county, as these buggies are unlikely to travel into other regions. As for the 910 80 idea, its likely KY80 will be rebuilt from Nancy Exit west, but will veer along current 910 corridor near Windsor and head south, making a U shape from current exit, to future 910 exit. This would serve as a rural collector road, and cohearse more traffic onto the parkway at both ends. Near Windsor its possible 910 will T off at that future proposed road. Basicaly, new 80 could follow current 80 from Nancy exit to Windsor but may use, according to planners, the current 910 south coridoor south of Windsor, veer south towards KY76 north of Eli community, to better serve factories like the battery manufactor on 910, then again, cross over parkway just east of Russell Springs, possibly with another exit to collect rural traffic. This will take a lot of traffic from the rural residential portions of 80 and 910, hopefully leaving those old roads for local use. For most of the area this will result in 10-30 minuits cut from drive times. Another project would link this new 80,910 to Monticelo by building a long talked about highway across Lake Cumberland, into Wayne County. This project is also up for vote next year. The most needed project though will bring Casey County a connection to south east by rebuilding 910. This, with Wayne Co project, will link Casey and Russell counties to Monticelo, Somerset, I75, KY90 in Wayne Co, serve marinas with better accessibility, and spur growh in the entire middle Lake Cumberland area. Support these projects. Theres a void in these region that's not seen any improvments in 75 years, and its time to get it completed.

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#22 May 5, 2013
Bronston Man wrote:
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They have to pay property taxes on them big farms. And they set up stores selling hand-made furniture and such, I'd expect they pay taxes on that as well.
And they certainly pay sales tax on the stuff they buy. What's hilarious is when you see that hitching post out behind the McDonald's in Liberty, those ol' bearded Amish sure like themselves some Big Macs!
I know they pay almost all the taxes everyone else does.I was pulling a devils advocate.A family member tried to tell me they did not pay taxes,and I told he was nuts.So I had to prove it.Why are a lot of people so down on the Amish?The ones I talked to were ok.
Besides you and I have not had any bantering for a while.
Have a great Cinco De Mayo

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