FRANKFORT, Ky. – Several area roads will receive some much needed funding for improvements through a $5 million transportation investment project that Gov. Andy Beshear announced this week.
Nearly 60 miles of roadway will be resurfaced, repaired or built with the funding.
“Better roads make for a better Kentucky,” Beshear said in a written statement. “This infusion of funding will improve the safety of routes Kentuckians rely on daily to stay connected within their communities. It also will fund new roadways to improve access and mobility.”
Locally, $235,200 has been set aside for resurfacing Apple Grove Road in Metcalfe County: $16,450 will be used to resurface Beauchamp Street in Edmonton: $389,691 will be used to resurface North Industrial Drive in Morgantown and $4,978 and $7,343 will be used to resurface East Pine Street and North Third Street respectively in Scottsville.
The funding will be administered by the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid within the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.
Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by the KYTC district staff to assess the condition of roads and determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact and traffic volumes.