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Conway wants speed limit lowered on Versailles Road

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Recent wrecks have killed three, injured others

By Ben Carlson

If Judge-Executive John Wayne Conway gets his way, the speed limit along the stretch of Versailles Road where Marie Garmon was fatally injured will soon be reduced.
Conway confirmed Monday that he has already started the process of getting the speed limit on Versailles Road reduced to 45 mph, and hopes to have that limit extended all the way to the Kentucky River.
“This is a result of the wreck that killed Marie Garmon and others who have been killed on that road,” Conway said. “I want the speed limit to be reduced. They’re driving too fast through there.”
Currently, the speed limit increases to 55 mph just after Hilltop Drive.
Conway said he has already contacted state Department of Transportation officials.
“A sign crew came to look at it last Thursday and are putting together a long-range plan for possible turning lanes and widening that road,” Conway said.
In the meantime, he said he wants the speed reduced through the subdivisions at Hunter Ridge and Starhill, along with congested area signs.
“These speeds will be enforced,” Conway said.
Garmon, 43, died last Wednesday from injuries she sustained Sept. 7 when a dump truck hit her mini-van head-on near Starhill Way.
Two women died last November in a two-car crash just east of where Garmon’s vehicle was struck.
Another woman was injured when her vehicle was rear-ended by another in June.