Editorial: Altering east-west corridor right move

One section of an east-west corridor through the county is being altered so that it won’t run past Clark Elementary School.

The proposed road will create a connection between Worthsville and Clark School roads, which is already a popular route between Interstate 65 and Interstate 74 near Shelbyville. Currently drivers have to make multiple turns and go through an S-curve to get from one to the other.

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 route and create a new intersection that could be the starting point for a final leg leading to Shelby County.

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