Bowling Green opens its new roundabout at University Drive and the 31W Bypass
For months, crews with heavy construction equipment have been busily converting a busy Bowling Green intersection from one controlled by traffic lights to a roundabout.
“It’s been a little chaos, but we’ve managed,” said Betty Kirby who lives in the neighborhood.
“But this whole week, we haven’t gotten any U.S. Mail and I really didn’t think that was necessary to stop the mail. We got here, so I don’t know why they didn’t bring the mail. I guess it’ll get here next week,” she said.
Kirby says the roundabout should help relieve congestion in the intersection as long as drivers “watch what they’re doing – which they don’t a lot of times.”
The roundabout at the intersection of University Boulevard, the 31-W Bypass and Loving Way was officially unveiled Friday morning with a ribbon- cutting ceremony. Warren County Judge-Executive Mike Buchanon was among the state, county and city officials who attended.
“I think this is an extraordinary advantage to moving traffic safely and continuously through this tremendously active roadway. This intersection is very important to getting people to and from work and home safely,” said Buchanon.
Refugees would be allowed to remain in Kentucky high schools past their 21st birthday under a measure that has cleared the Kentucky House of Representatives. House Bill 183 is sponsored by Bowling Green Democrat Jody Richards, who says the proposal is intended to help refugees who have come to the United States to escape persecution in other countries.