State Looking For Input On Mercer’s Most Pressing Transportation Needs
State Transportation Officials To Attend Tuesday’s Fiscal Court Meeting
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet officials will attend the next meeting of the Mercer County Fiscal Court at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 9, at the Mercer County Fiscal Courthouse (207 West Lexington Street).
Gray Tomblyn II, commissioner of the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid, and Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 7 Chief Engineer Kelly Baker will get input from local officials on Mercer County’s most pressing transportation infrastructure needs. The visit is a part of a statewide listening tour.
For more information, check out next week’s issue of the Harrodsburg Herald.
Fairview Court intersects with US 127 just south of Chiles Street and Linden Avenue where traffic flows almost constantly (especially from 6am until 7pm). There are about 40 houses on Fairview Court and the traffic flow makes merging on to 127 almost impossible and that creates a dangerous hazard in all directions. One simple solution is to make a No Right Turn On Red out of Linden Avenue. This would at least give Fairview Court motorist the opportunity to merge on to 127 when there are no oncoming motorist on 127.
However, this is not an ideal solution because the no turn sign will be ignore often. An ideal solution would be to design the traffic lights so that there is a designated light for exiting Fairview Court.
I hope a solution can be found. There have been many accidents at this inner section and making these suggested changes will help.
I would like to present these ideas at the Tuesday, April 9th.
Thanks for considering this.