I-65 Widening Project's Future Uncertain

HORSE CAVE, Ky. (WBKO) -- Gov. Steve Beshear, D-Kentucky and other officials are asking Congress to fund road projects in Kentucky and across the nation.

Beshear said in a press release without congressional action, Kentucky might see delays in new federal projects and in getting money back on existing projects, unless the Federal Highway Trust Fund situation gets solved.

One of those projects already delayed is the widening of Interstate 65 from Bowling Green to Elizabethtown.

"We did delay for a couple of months the contract for the next couple of sections to take it beyond Munfordville toward Elizabethtown. We're still looking at getting those to contract by August, but we're going to have to wait to see what happens with the federal funding," said Chris Jessie, Public Information Officer, KY Transportation Cabinet District 4.

"Congress still refuses to act to either patch it up like they have done many times in the past or come up with a more permanent solution. They're going to affect every person that drives on the roads in the United States if they don't get off their you-know-whats and pass a solution to the Highway Trust Fund," said Gov. Beshear.

This does not affect the existing I-65 project in Barren and Hart counties.

Congress has until the beginning of August to get something passed.

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