Work to build a new road making up part of an east-west corridor through the county has been delayed for a year while the county changes the route to better handle future traffic.
The proposed road will create a connection between Worthsville and Clark School roads, which is already a popular cut-through between interstates 65 and 74 near Shelbyville. Currently drivers have to make multiple turns down county roads and go through an S-curve to get between the two roads.
Traffic is expected to increase when an I-65 exit is opened at Worthsville Road in late 2015, and the new $3.6 million connector road was supposed to be built next year, too. But the county is changing where the road connects on the east end, which will make a straighter road and also create a new intersection that could be the starting point for a final leg of the route leading to Shelby County.