Lincoln Co. Fiscal Court awarded $140K in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements

Published 12:51 pm Thursday, July 11, 2019

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SOMERSET — During the June 25 Lincoln County Fiscal Court meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $140,556 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on four roads in Lincoln County.

Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The investment supports Governor Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

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“The Bevin Administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have large impacts to communities.”

The resurfacing work will address the following roads:

* Rebecca Lane (County Road 1427) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 0.41
* Robin Drive (County Road 1380C) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 0.46
* Young Drive (County Road 1380B) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 0.45
* Create left turn lane on U.S. 150 onto Wilderness Trail

Lincoln County Judge-Executive Jim Adams identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county. The roads provide access to more than 100 homes.

“On behalf of Lincoln County Fiscal Court, I thank the Governor, Transportation Cabinet and the Office of Rural and Municipal Aid for their financial assistance for repaving county roads and an entrance lane onto Wilderness Trail from U.S. 150,” said Adams. “The improved conditions of these roads will enhance the safety of our citizens.”

Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by 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.

“Through increased safety and roadway improvements, these resurfacing projects are directly impacting Kentuckians,” said Sen. Rick Girdler. “This discretionary funding supports high quality infrastructure for Lincoln County and the Commonwealth.”

The Lincoln County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work on the three county roads, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects. KYTC is responsible for the left turn lane on U.S. 150 onto Wilderness Trail.