Kentucky Officials May Install Crash Prevention Cables on Interstate

May 6, 2008

Kentucky transportation officials are considering installing cable barriers along a section of Interstate 65.

There are no funds to widen the four-lane section between Elizabethtown and Bowling Green in the near future.

Jeff Moore, planning chief for the Department of Highways in Bowling Green said the cable barriers have been installed in the Louisville and Lexington areas to help prevent cross-over crashes.

Department spokeswoman Keirsten Jaggers said the cables installed in the Louisville region have been hit 284 times.

While one tractor-trailer truck ran through them into oncoming lanes, she said the cables stopped all other vehicles.

Information from: Daily News,

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