Advocacy Alert: I-265 Widening Community Meeting

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is considering widening an 11.5-mile stretch of the Gene Snyder Freeway (I-265) between Taylorsville Road and I-71. (Oh no!!!)

The KYTC I-265 Widening Project page is here: https://transportation.ky.gov/DistrictFive/Pages/Interstate-265-Widening-Project.aspx

The online comment form is here: https://qk4.typeform.com/to/mZAE1C

The community meeting for this project is Tuesday, May 8 from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Ascension Lutheran Church, located at 13725 Shelbyville Road in Louisville.

We invite you to write-in with your comments or attend the public meeting. This is a key opportunity for telling our state transportation officials that they should not (repeat: NOT) widen Gene Snyder.

There’s plenty of great research into why road widening does not alleviate traffic congestion and why it increases traffic speeds. Check out this article from Vox: The “Fundamental Rule” of Traffic: Building New Roads Just Makes People Drive More. And this recept op-ed in the New York Times: Cars Are Ruining Our Cities.

One Reply to “Advocacy Alert: I-265 Widening Community Meeting”

  1. I’m strongly opposed to the project to widen 1-265. My backyard faces it, and in the past 20 years traffic has gone from mild to horrible! The noise is such that it is difficult to even listen to music at times, and this new project will also depreciate the value of our home.
    This will only make it worse!

    However a sound barrier along the highway separating the highway from my home would eliminate devaluation of our home, and ability to enjoy our back yard

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