City of Sandy Hook awarded $214,965 in discretionary funds for roadway improvements

Oct 25, 2019

Credit KY Forward

While visiting Sandy Hook on Friday, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $214,965 in discretionary funds has been awarded to the city for resurfacing and state highway improvements.

“This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have a large impact in communities,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas.

Sandy Hook Mayor Robby Adkins identified these roads as being among the most critical in the city.

“I and my council would like to personally thank Governor Bevin and the Transportation Cabinet for the funding for Sandy Hook,” said Mayor Adkins.

The upcoming work includes $64,965 for resurfacing six city streets, benefiting nearly 20 homes and 11 businesses in the city. In addition, $150,000 in discretionary funds has been allocated for phase two design on a KY 7 improvement project in the city by the schools, which will include turn lane enhancements.

“I believe that a strong network of roads and bridges is the foundation for a community’s success, which is why I have been proud to support infrastructure projects like this over the years,” said Rep. Rocky Adkins. “The good people of Sandy Hook and I look forward to these projects being completed. It will make our drives both smoother and safer.”

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.

The Sandy Hook City Council is responsible for administering the project, and KYTC will reimburse the city for the work.

(provided by Kentucky Department of Highways District 9)