People express concerns over Liberty Road safety

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – People who live along Lexington’s Liberty Road say it’s not just busy, it’s dangerous. Last Friday, a man was hit by a car right outside Liberty Elementary School.

“My child loves to go to school, but that half-mile trek from my street to this school scares him to death,” says Stephen Shaw, who lives off Liberty Road.

Lexington Police say about 129 crashes have happened on Liberty in the past year, but that doesn’t factor into the close calls that happen along the stretch by the school, where the two lanes become one.

“Everybody from the light races each other or tries to push each other out of the way to get ahead of somebody, then they get into that blind curve, come to find out there’s people coming onto the road,” says Shaw.

The state says a design consultant is currently working on a six year plan to improve Liberty Road to Graftons Mill Lane. It plans on having an alternative review meeting either this month, or early next month.

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