Residents push for stoplight at busy intersection

State road engineers also considering a J Turn
Posted at 5:41 PM, Aug 23, 2019

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Some Scott County residents think it is time that a stop light was put up at a busy Georgetown intersection.

The intersection is at the 460 Bypass and Hemingway Place. People who live at the nearby subdivision, Bradford Place, tell LEX 18's Leigh Searcy that there are wrecks at the intersection often.

Resident Julie Tuttle said she sees a wreck at that location about every two months.

"It's so dangerous, you got to wait and wait, people going to work in the morning and they get tired of waiting and shoot across and the other guys coming 55 miles per hour," she said.

Scott County Magistrate David Livingston lives in the area and is pushing the state to put up a stop light before more homes and apartments are built across the road. If the state green lights the idea, the stoplight would be two tenths of a mile from the stoplight near the Georgetown Kroger. Critics of the idea believe that the bypass was built to bypass a lot of stop and go traffic.

Livingston told LEX 18's Leigh Searcy that another idea state road engineers are considering a J Turn, which means that cars pulling out onto the bypass could only turn right, then they would take a U Turn on up the road.

Julie Tuttle said that whatever is decided, she hopes it is implemented sooner than later.

"It's scary, God forbid we're waiting for the day someone gets killed," she said.