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Fleming County Fiscal Court awarded $133,000 in discretionary funds for pavement improvement

Oct 26, 2018

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

As part of Governor Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is pleased to announce $133,000 in discretionary funds have been awarded to the Fleming County Fiscal Court for vital resurfacing work on Anderson Branch Road. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, rutting, crumbling shoulders and base failures.

“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.”

Fleming County Judge-Executive Larry Foxworthy identified this road as being among the most critical in the county.

“On behalf of the citizens of Fleming County, we wish to thank Governor Bevin and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for funding this much needed project,” said Judge-Executive Foxworthy. “The recent award of additional discretionary funds to repair Anderson Branch Road in eastern Fleming County is crucial for improving accessibility and safety for all citizens. A small community like ours would not be able to expand and grow without the support of our state officials and our local District Nine office.”

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.

“This is fantastic news for Fleming County,” said Sen. Stephen West. “Having properly maintained roads is essential to the safety of our community, so I welcome this resurfacing project.”

“I am thankful that the governor is releasing these funds to help with infrastructure in Fleming County,” added Rep. John Sims.

The Fleming County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work and KYTC will reimburse the county for the project.

(provided by Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)