At Tuesday's meeting, Bowling Green City Commissioners approved the Major Thoroughfare Plan, which is designed to help improve traffic conditions and roadways. Officials say our growing population leaves the city and county no choice but to expand area roads.
In addition to widening streets, the $740 million Thoroughfare plan also calls for creating additional roads over the next 25 years.
The plans will be broken down into five year phases, according to Melissa Cansler, assistant city engineer. "This plan is going to change as we see new needs as growth may not go where we think it's going to go."
Studies show in terms of rapid growth, the Bowling Green-Warren County area is second in the state behind the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky region.
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