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State to install barriers along I-65

Barriers will be placed in the median along a 13-mile stretch of Interstate 65 in Hart, LaRue and Hardin counties, Gov. Steve Beshear announced Monday.

The need for the barriers was underscored in March by a crossover crash that killed 11 people near Munfordville, according to a news release from the governor's office.

The barriers will be placed between the 67 mile marker, north of Munfordville, and the 80 mile marker in Hardin County.

The state says it has about 6 miles of temporary concrete barriers available that can be put in place by the end of the year. Temporary concrete or cable barriers will be installed for the remaining seven miles early next year.

The change will mean all of I-65 in Hart and LaRue counties will be protected by barriers.

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