Median Cable Barrier Being Installed Along I-24

HOPKINSVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- Work has begun to add more median cable barriers in western Kentucky along Interstate 24.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear says the project will cover 24 miles at a cost of $3.1 million.

Beshear says there's been a dramatic drop in crossover crashes during his administration as cable barriers have been added.

He announced the project during a stop in Hopkinsville last week.

A news release from Beshear's office says traffic volume and crash data determine placement of cable barriers.

In Kentucky, more than 240 miles of barrier has been installed or is in the process. Most of it is along interstates and highways in urban areas, but more rural areas have qualified to receive barriers under the federal Highway Safety Improvement Program.

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