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Rural stretch of interstate to be widened

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – One of Kentucky's deadliest highway crashes cemented the legislature's resolve to widen a rural stretch of Interstate 65.

The spotlight was focused on the dangers of the heavily traveled route after 11 people were killed in a single crash, just one of a long line of heart wrenching tragedies that have occurred in recent years.

A transportation budget passed during special session set aside $100 million over the next two years to widen I-65 to six lanes in portions of Barren, Hardin and Hart counties.

A new road construction plan calls for about $80 million more to continue the work over the next four years.

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