However, at a Thursday afternoon press conference at the I-24 welcome center in Christian County, he and Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D) didn’t rule out the possibility. At that conference, Beshear announced that work has begun on 24 miles of cable barriers – at a cost of about $3.1 million – in the McCracken, Marshall and Christian counties.
The barriers are designed to prevent vehicles from crossing medians and colliding head-on with traffic from the opposite direction. Beshear said those kinds of accidents are “horrific” and stated that safety is their highest priority when it comes to the state’s transportation system.
“For the last five and a half years, there have been 25 crossover collisions on I-24 here in the Christian County area, four of them fatal,” Beshear said. “
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