With Ashland Community and Technical College poised to move some of
its technical programs to a new campus being built in the park, the
road will also open up the region for higher education, said John
McGlone, a spokesman for the college.
"It's going to open the park and the new campus to a group of people
who never would have benefited before," he said. "There are three
businesses thriving and a college campus nearing completion and the
road isn't even open yet."
"It's going to turn out to be one of the most important public works
programs in Northeast Kentucky," predicted Jim Purgerson, president of
the Ashland Alliance.
This will indeed be an asset to the region. I was never a fan of
trying to take KY 1 from Greenup over to Grayson, and I always hated
taking US 23 through downtown Ashland.
I would like to see KY 67 and I-64 signed as Truck US 23 to take
through truck traffic out of downtown Ashland. I would not be
surprised if the Ashland City Council doesn't ban thru trucks now that
there is an alternative.