One of the goals of the “road diet” for Bardstown’s Third Street was to slow the traffic and thus avoid collisions.
According to the state, there have been fewer crashes, and traffic is slower.
That’s the problem, say those who don’t like it.
“Yes, it’s slowed people down, that’s for sure,” said Lisa Edelen, owner of Merle Norman Cosmetics.
Reducing four lanes to one in each direction and a designated middle turning lane has caused bottlenecks, she said.