Southwest Parkway Construction complete in industrial park

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.- “Nobody does it better than Bowling Green,” said Kentucky Secretary of Transportation Jim Gray.  

Bowling Green has done it again with the completion of the Southwest Parkway Construction in the South Central Kentucky Industrial Park. 

The $4.5 million project was a 5,500 foot long extension to Russellville Road to allow for better traffic flow and access to companies located within the park. 

Wednesday morning, a zoom call was held to celebrate the accomplishments, with Gov. Andy Beshear weighing in. 

“This is a major step forward for Bowling Green, Warren County, and the entire region’s economy. This long sought new corridor connecting Russellville Road to South Central Kentucky Industrial Park is exactly the type of forward looking project that we need right now,” Beshear said.

Currently the park houses over 4,500 jobs and the extension is expected to create an excess of 1,100 new jobs. 

The park is estimated to have an economic impact of over $12 billion over the next decade. 

This is from indirect spending from workers spending money in the community. 

“So a project like the South Parkway connector puts the entire region and Kentucky in a position to spring forward, not limp forward, once we come out of this,” said Beshear. 

Bowling Green continues to receive recognition for its economic growth. 

“Bowling Green has a reputation across our whole entire country,” said Gray.