To the editor,
Your June 20 editorial titled “Bypass is part of road to greater good” might have been better titled “Bypass gets us I-75 connector.”
Since it says “…while the bypass is not a direct connector to Interstate 75, it is one step — a major one — in the process,” your editorial supports the growing suspicion that the bypass isn’t really needed and that it is really being proposed to provide a link to a connection to I-75.
The undisputed fact that the bypass around the western side of Nicholasville provides a sufficient alternative to U.S. 27 through Nicholasville should make the just curious suspicious of the eastern-bypass proposal by itself. But your editorial’s emphasis on the I-75 connector suggests that the real purpose of the eastern bypass is to get the I-75 connector.
There’s more to Jessamine County than Nicholasville, and those of us who live in the country like it the way it is. We also strongly object to the near half-billion-dollar expense of building a bypass that isn’t needed and the I-75 connector it’s intended to make possible.