LANCASTER - Gov. Paul Patton will be among a plethora of officials attending a ribbon cutting of the new section of Ky. 52 east of Lancaster Tuesday.
The ceremony will take place at 2 p.m. at the intersection of Ky. 52 and Ky. 1295 in the vicinity of Hyattsville Baptist Church, according to David Thacker, a spokesman with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Along with Patton, Transportation Secretary James Codell and state Rep. Lonnie Napier, R-Lancaster, will give remarks. State Senators Ed Worley, D-Richmond, and Tom Buford, R-Nicholasville, Rep. Harry Moberly, D-Richmond, Garrard County Judge-Executive E.J. Hasty and Lancaster Mayor Billy Moss have been invited.
The new road, which has been open to traffic for several months, contains 12-foot driving lanes and 10-foot shoulders. It is much straighter than the previous road which had a number of sharp curves. Thacker said the second phase of the project, a two-mile section in the vicinity of Paint Lick Elementary School, should be completed next spring.