Three Springs Rd. Phase One of Construction Complete

By: Melissa Warren Email
By: Melissa Warren Email

"I think our biggest challenge we're running into right now is just a utility problem.  It's just finding space to move all the utilities there because in that section of the road, there's just not alot of extra space there," said Watt.
 

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) --It's been completed for almost a week, and the Department of Highways District 3 in Bowling Green says traffic is already flowing much better.

"We've gotten alot of positive comments so far. It seems traffic is flowing very very nicely," said Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Dept. of Highways District 3 Public Information Officer Wes Watt.

"It is beautiful, they've done a great job and I can't say enough about how well they've handled the whole situation," Hayes Shoes Manager said Linda Bean.

Bean says that traffic flow will help her business, but another business owner isn't as pleased with how the second phase of the project has already effected him.

"I was informed they would tear out my whole parking lot, and without parking you cannot run a restaurant. It's been very difficult to be out of a job for five and a half months," said Anna's Greek Restaurant and Bar owner Vilson Qehaja.

Qehaja says the start date for construction and the amount of moving assistance that would be provided by the transportation cabinet has not been the same as what he was originally told, and he says now he has to almost start from scratch in Glasgow.

"Pretty much over ten employees that have been with me for years, and I lost all of them, but one who is hanging around with me for a little longer, but I don't know how long," said Qehaja.

Qehaja says he hopes to open his new location in Glasgow within the next month. Meanwhile, plans to extend the lane widening further down Three Springs Rd. continue with only minor bumps in the road.

"I think our biggest challenge we're running into right now is just a utility problem. It's just finding space to move all the utilities there because in that section of the road, there's just not alot of extra space there," said Watt.

Watt says you can still expect more orange cones to pop up soon. He says the second phase of lane widening is planned to extend from the Luxury Imports dealership to Flea Land, and he says a time line for that work is not definite at this time.


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