So many reasons why I-66 should NOT be built

“There are so many reasons why I-66 should NOT be built, it is hard to decide where to start. Let me just touch upon the major ones here. The environmental impacts of I-66 would make it the most destructive man-made project ever built, slicing and dicing through KY’s vanishing beautiful mountain landscape and what is left of our most pristine areas that are worth preserving. Then there is the money issue…with a projected $9 trillion national debt looming over our nation by the end of the Bush administration, there are no funds available for such a project where the need is highly questionable. Should we just borrow the money for this project from China and Japan like much of the rest of our debt? Kentucky surely cannot afford to build it with state funds. Then we must consider our crumbling infrastructure that has suffered from years of neglect. It would seem to me that the prudent and feasible thing to do would be to fix what we have. Every time I cross a bridge in KY I wonder if it is going to collapse under me. With the structural deficient rating on more than half of our bridges, that is not an unreasonable concern. The current interstate system roadways are in dire need of maintenance.
As that most appropriate Sheryl Crow verse says, “It is not getting what you want, but wanting what you’ve got.”

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Author: kick66

Alliance against the wasteful I-66 construction in Kentucky.

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