Ballard County Fiscal Court awarded $196,160 in discretionary funds for resurfacing on various county roads
Repairs will enhance safety for businesses, growing residential areas
PADUCAH, Ky. (March 4, 2019) - 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 $196,160 in discretionary funds have been awarded to the Ballard County Fiscal Court for vital resurfacing work on Kevil Road, Wildlife Lodge Road, Dennis Lane and Pace Lane. 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."
Ballard County Judge-Executive Todd Cooper identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county, and said that due to the growth of rural residences, agribusiness, tourism, and general citizen safety, these projects are necessary.
"I want to thank Governor Bevin for his assistance in making several Ballard County roads safer," said Judge-Executive Cooper. "Governor Bevin and his amazing staff, including the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet leadership, are very progressive in assisting local governments in making our transportation system as safe as possible for those travelers who use our roads and to promote economic development."
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 funding is critically important for Ballard County's ability to improve and maintain our rural roads," said Rep. Steven Rudy. "I'm proud to see these funds directed to Ballard County, which will improve safety and transportation access for our citizens."
The Ballard County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.
Resurfacing work will address:
- Kevil Road (County Road 1042) from milepoint 0.000 to milepoint 1.660
- Wildlife Lodge Road (County Road 1327) from milepoint 0.000 to milepoint 0.644
- Dennis Lane (County Road 1006) from milepoint 0.000 to milepoint 0.258
- Pace Lane (County Road 1039) from milepoint 0.000 to milepoint 0.600