The Richmond Register

August 15, 2013

Traffic near road work increases after start of school

Register Staff Report

RICHMOND — Since the start of the new school year, traffic congestion on US 25 (Berea Road) around the road construction zone near Kroger has increased in the afternoon.

When Clark-Moores Middle School dismisses students at 2:50 p.m., a Richmond police officer is stationed on the road outside the school to direct traffic and assist buses and parents’ vehicles trying to exit the parking lot.

According to Natasha Lacy, public relations officer for the Kentucky Transport Cabinet in Lexington, construction crews are preparing to begin work on the northbound left-turn lane onto the Eastern Bypass.

The state expects all four lanes at the Bypass/Berea Road intersection to open by early December, she said, but completion of the project by then depends on the weather.