“It takes a big man to admit when he is wrong.” How many times have we heard that saying? I don’t want to leave myself open for good-natured teasing about my size, but I find that I must admit it. I was wrong.
When the new U.S. 68 construction was well under way, I whined and moaned about the dimwitted planners who did not include a solution to the “Y” intersection in the improvements. I predicted long queues of traffic where the lanes merged, an increase in accidents, and general mayhem for the traveling public.
None of that materialized. Could it be? Could engineers and planners actually know more than I? Alas, apparently I must admit that they do.
More than once I’ve noted, with great enthusiasm, the vast improvement in safety and efficiency that the four-lane road has enabled. The drive to Lexington from Wilmore is now a pleasure, no longer consisting of white-knuckled turns and horrified wonder at those drivers who sped and passed other vehicles in spite of solid yellow lines.