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Feasibility study planned for Imagine Nicholasville Road Project

Stu Johnson

A session at last week’s Concordia Summit in Lexington focused on road safety. Discussion included conversation about the Imagine Nicholasville Road Project. That long-term concept calls for examining bus rapid transit and denser residential development. Chris Evilia is the director of the Lexington Metropolitan Planning Organization. He said federal granting agencies want data on use and safety issues.

“Whether the proposed design is going to make things better or not. The federal government has an interest in making things better. And so, they want you to have that analysis before you come asking for their dollars,” said Evilia.

Evilia said a feasibility study is set to launch this fall. He noted one likely scenario is a phased project over time. Evilia added the overall project would likely involve tens of millions of dollars.

Stu has been reporting for WEKU for more than 30 years.
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