Wednesday, June 2, 2010

General Assembly approves funding for final leg of Interstate Connector

The road plan the Kentucky General Assembly approved just before midnight Saturday has $88.2 million worth of projects for Daviess County over the next two years, Rep. Tommy Thompson and Sen. David Boswell said Monday.

That includes $34.62 million to complete the 4.9-mile bypass extension in eastern Daviess County. Once complete, the bypass extension will form a four lane connector between Interstate 64 in southern Indiana and Interstate 65 in Bowling Green. 

"This is our interstate," said Nick Brake, President/CEO of the Greater Owensboro Economic Development Corp. "We are creating a four lane highway between I-64 and I-65, and the main center is going to be Owensboro. The area around the new hospital will grow with retail and commercial development much like you would see around an exit from an interstate. This is Owensboro's exit on the interstate highway system!"