31-W near Natcher Parkway to expand

By Ryan Dearbone | 

Motorists will soon find more lanes of traffic as they head to the William Natcher Parkway.

The stretch of 31-W that goes from Campbell Lane to the Parkway will be extended to a five-lane road complete with gutters and sidewalks.

According to Kiersten Jaggers with the Transportation Cabinet, the $10.7 million dollar project will cut down on congestion for the nearly 22,000 commuters and industrial traffic that drive the road daily.

"There's a broad mix of traffic in that area and we're hoping that this widening will help to increase the mobility of the traffic out there and reduce congestion and make things a whole lot safer," Jaggers said.

Utility work on the project began last week.

Jaggers also said the expansion should be complete by the fall of 2008.