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Here is another group soliciting comments about the connector. You probably remember that the MPO (Metropolitan Planning Organization) does all kinds of studies and research for Jessamine and Fayette Counties. They have been receptive to our comments and have been willing to listen. Voicing our opposition is a good option at this point in the process, so send another email to

cschaub@lexingtonky.gov

You can comment on the Transportation Improvement Plan (and specify all your... objections to spending money on the I-75 connector) through the Lexington Area MPO office. See this link:
http://lexareampo.org/studiesplans/tip/

And thanks so much to the huge number of you who have sent emails to the Department of Transportation.Again, length or perfect construction is not important; registering your opposition is.

Here's an example of an email sent by Liz Hobson:

Although I realize I am a few days late, I hope you will accept my concerns about the I-75 Connector. Despite repeated promises, we have yet to hear about the final choice for a route and yet, money continues to be allocated for the project. You’ve heard all our concerns so many times (and I appreciate the opportunity to voice concerns). This is such a poor use of public money that I am surprised anyone would continue to advocate for it. At some point, discredited projects should finally be eliminated from the planning process. Let that elimination happen now.

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Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) The Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) is a list of programs and projects that transportation funds will be allocated to in the near-term (4 years). The TIP is how the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) is implemented. The TIP covers a 4-ye...
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it’s been a long time since you’ve heard from us, although many of you check in about the status of the connector. So, thanks to the attention of one of our members, here is some information and some action we can take.

The entire 3-year statewide list of projects is up for public comment now through August 16th or 18th, something like that. This is a time to say that this is a bad project and the monies allocated to it should be shifted to something else.
They have allocated... $2 million in 2017 for design, $10 million in 2019 for right-of-way acquisition and $3 million in 2020 for moving utilities.
That's real money being proposed to be spent, which could be used for something else!!

Comments regarding the Statewide Improvement Plan should be directed to Sherry Curry. Her email is sherry.curry@ky.gov. Additional information about the Statewide Improvement Plan can be found here: http://transportation.ky.gov/…/Pa…/2017-Draft-STIP-Book.aspx.
Thanks for helping with this.

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If you haven't read the story in today’s Herald Leader about the race for county judge in Jessamine County, here's a link. No doubt at all where Bob Damron stands but George Dean does at least say he is waiting until the connector study is finished.
Keep writing letters and emails to any and all politicians.

Democrats voting in the primary for Jessamine County judge-executive must decide between Bob Damron, a representative for two decades, and George Dean, who has been on the county's fiscal court for more than 20 years.
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What practical good could $2.5 million do to benefit the people of Jessamine County? Is throwing it away to design a road we don't have the money to build the first thing that comes to your mind?
No? Then ler's do something about it. Like electing right-thinking people like Peter Brackney to the Nicholasville City Commission.

A major bridge replacement over Herrington Lake is just one of several projects included for the counties around Lexington in the state's six-year road plan. Replacing the Kennedy Mill Bridge between Mercer and Garrard counties is listed as a priority project. Construction is supposed to start in 20...
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Everyone's saying "no" to building new roads when the ones we have are falling apart!

A statewide survey shows Kentuckians want transportation officials to focus on maintaining and improving existing roads rather than new construction.
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Joel Pett, on the money as always.

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The electronic edition of the Garrard Central Record newspaper in Lancaster, Garrard County, Kentucky for September 19, 2013.
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'Voter suppression' just liberal phrase for honest voting
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"God ain't making any more land."
One of the many things Crystal Wilkinson said at the Off The Road! rally that really hit home. Once the few truly wild places that remain, like Marble Creek, are paved over at the whim of politicians, there won't be any more. Do we really want to tell our kids we stood by and let the wild places get swallowed up during our watch?

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Last night Barbara Kingsolver said: "I believe that anything you love can be saved. You just have to love it enough."

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A grassroots group that bills itself as 'the Disconnectors" demonstrated Thursday night that they know how to bring people together.
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Guy Mendes has spent much of the past four decades promoting and preserving the Central Kentucky watershed region known as Marble Creek.
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