Speed Planning For Highlands Interchange

Ohio County commissioners still are in the process of firming up plans to finance a new Interstate 70 interchange at The Highlands. At the same time, county officials are working with the state Division of Highways to finalize plans for construction of the interchange.

Planning for such projects can move at school-zone speed, delaying them for months or even years.

In this case, especially since the burden of funding the project is being lifted from state shoulders, DOH offcials should make every effort to expedite planning for the interchange.