Trigg omitted from new round of I-24 cable barriers
by Franklin Clark, Reporter -- fclark@cadizrecord.com
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Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D) (above) spoke in Christian County Thursday about a new round of median cable barriers on Interstate 24.</i>
Franklin Clark/Cadiz Record

Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear (D) (above) spoke in Christian County Thursday about a new round of median cable barriers on Interstate 24.

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There are currently no plans to erect median cable barriers in the Trigg County portion of Interstate 24, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesman Keith Todd said.

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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