We have a lot of large housing projects being built locally, both apartments and single-family homes. Some of them are planning 50 to 100 or more units.
I don't understand why the developers are not required to pay for road improvements on the public roads that they tie into. Since their development will add 100 to 200 or more vehicles to the daily traffic, why are they not required to pay a fee to upgrade those access roads?
Many states require that builders do this. Since Warren County and Bowling Green have a lot of narrow, two-lane roads, adding additional regular traffic will simply overload the existing roads.
This would impact the traffic of those already living in the area, as well as any emergency services that might be needed. Just imagine trying to get an ambulance through on Matlock Road between 5 and 6 p.m. on a work day.
I am not against development, but I do believe that if the builders are going to make a hefty profit, they should include upgrading road access on all public roads connected to their development.