Editorial: Finally, east-west route plans gain momentum

An east-west route across the county has been discussed for nearly a generation, and finally the pieces are beginning to fall into place.

With construction of Greenwood’s long-planned Worthsville Road expansion now scheduled, the city soon will shift its focus to the next phase of the route.

Design work will start this year on the western segment of the route, which will cut through Greenwood and eventually stretch across Johnson County and into Morgan and Shelby counties. Mayor Mark Myers said the next phase of the project will be a massive undertaking and will cost millions, but he said Greenwood has to figure out how to pay for it to keep the momentum going.

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