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Highway 44...Unlikely to get total makeover

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At issue... Cost to acquire right-of-way makes such a project very difficult. Local officials state looking at alternative routes may be best option for county to seek.

By Thomas Barr

 MOUNT WASHINGTON - Those holding out hope that they would live long enough to see Highway 44 widened to five lanes may want to put their dreams elsewhere.

While the improvements along Highway 44 from Shepherdsville to Mount Washington have long been on the state's six-year road plan, a pair of local legislators have basically thrown in the towel.

The reason - money.


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