Georgetown Road crashes raise safety concerns


LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – One week ago, there was a deadly accident on Georgetown Road near Berea Road.

Lexington Police were calling the road dangerous.

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According to Lexington Police, there have been 128 crashes on Georgetown Road from Citation Blvd to Scott County since last June.

97 of those crashes were non-injury, 31 were injury collisions, 3 were fatal, and 5 people died.

One driver is on the road daily and is expressing her concerns.

“It’s not safe,” says Shellie Rudd.

Rudd believes there needs to be changes and she would like to see the road be widen and the speed limit dropped.

The Department of Highways says the speed limit at 55 mph is correct for the amount of traffic flow.

The department will be resurfacing the road this year and has a project in the works that would widen the road an realign it.

The project will only be complete if there is funding available.

“Safety is our foremost priority and that’s something we always take into account when we’re planning new projects and hoping to get those projects funded,” said Natasha Lacy, Department of Highways district 7 public information officer.

The department of Highways says there is signage on the road warning drivers of dangerous areas.