Imagine having to be somewhere by a particular time, and you're late because traffic is horrific. Traffic is backed up for miles due to the fact that one of the two lanes is shut down. You saw the sign a mile ago telling everyone to merge into the right lane, but everyone just keeps on driving. As you near the road closing, everyone is fleeing from the closed lane and trying to work their way into your lane. This causes traffic jams, many wrecks, and unnecessary expenses.

With construction taking place, the roadways will change everyday. They may change the route, they may close down certain lanes, and they may even completely close off a road. At times this can be inconvenient because all you're trying to do is get home, but then your road is closed off and you have to take the long way home.

This summer, I was on my way home one night when I witnessed an awful wreck in front of Kroger. They had taken the traffic lights down and a car pulled straight out in front of another resulting in a terrible accident.

Secondly, why do we need to widen our roads and change the flow of traffic when it's been the exact same for so many years? I've lived in Corbin my entire life and I've never thought that the roads needed redone. Every now and then the road needs to be re-blacktopped to seal the cracks.

Also the flow of traffic has never been a problem until now and I hope that when it's all said and done that it doesn't cause any more issues.

Corbin is a town with very little to do. As teenagers we're looking for stuff to do and the only option we really have is to go to the movies or go out to eat. Road work is not cheap so we're spending tons of money to widen and fix the roads when all we needed to do was re-blacktop the roads we already have and build something new for the community to do. We could have put anything else in for the community to have something to do.

In conclusion, we need to finish up the roadwork as soon as possible so that this mess comes to a halt. We've been dealing with this roadwork since the start of summer and I don't feel like there's a difference in the road yet. There's a lot of traffic, wrecks, and a whole lot of money going out for this project to take so long. I understand that roadwork is a necessity and it's inevitable but maybe they can space it out better and make it not so long.

Cameron Allen

Corbin

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