City of Lancaster awarded $167,100 in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements
Resurfacing repairs to be made to one and a half miles of roadways
LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 4, 2019) – During last week’s Lancaster City Council meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Gray Tomblyn II announced $167,100 in discretionary funds for resurfacing work on Danville Street. 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.
“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 a large impact in communities.”
Mayor Marshall Norton identified this road as being among the most critical in the city.
“Commissioner Tomblyn from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet brought great news to the city of Lancaster today,” said Mayor Marshall. “Many citizens have voiced their frustration over the condition of the road. The citizens of Lancaster are truly thankful to the Transportation Cabinet and the present state administration for this great gesture of concern.”
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.
“I’m glad to see that the Cabinet and Governor have made the road work we need in Lancaster a priority,” said Rep. R. Travis Brenda. “Our local officials have done a great job of working with the state to bring this money into our area. This will go a long way toward making the streets smoother and safer for drivers.”
The Transportation Cabinet is responsible for administering the work.
Resurfacing work will address:
· Danville Street (Kentucky Road 52) — resurfacing 1.03 miles