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Join the 2,365 people who have signed the petition
The proposed Interstate 65-71 Regional Connector bypassing Louisville is considering several routes that would cut directly across Bernheim. These routes may affect Highway 245 in Clermont or connect at the new interchange on I-65 and cross the Cedar Grove Wildlife Corridor. These tracts are subject to conservation easements and deed restrictions prohibiting destruction of natural features and granting of easements for non-conservation purposes such as highways. The Interstate 65-71 Regional Connector is a project that would begin in Bullitt County and cut across significant forests, streams, farmlands, and communities throughout the Salt River watershed. Alternative solutions and routes are possible which utilize existing roadways. These alternate routes provide less disturbance to natural lands, carry more traffic, cost half as much, and have the greatest safety impact based on the results of the highway study that is currently underway.
We don't need you to destroy our only sanctuary from Louisville. Considering how you maintain our infrastructure, God knows in a few years, it'll be in ruins.
Take OUR money and fix the roads we have! Hello? We can't even drive on the Bluegrass Parkway anymore. Driving 71 is dangerous with holes and pavement buckled like speedbumps. 65 constantly has accidents due to potholes. I lost 2 wheels on Joe Prather highway 2 years ago and the road has not been fixed. Kentuckians want our infrastructure fixed. Who really profits from this? Not the majority who drive on the existing subpar city, county, and interstate roads of Kentucky.
My question is why make a horrible decsion to neglect our infrastructure by harming and taking away what we love and value? This is one of the few remaining last stands of Kentucky nature for us and future!!!
And you're stealing to do it. What's wrong with you?
These lands are protected for a reason. This pipeline should be rerouted to go around the protected lands to keep them safe!
Allow Bernheim to fulfill its obligation and mission of preservation and conservation. Do not use this natural asset as a shortcut for pipelines!