Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Executive Cabinet Secretary Robbie Rudolph, Transportation Officials Announce Funding for Kenton County

Press Release Date:  Monday, August 21, 2006  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker

Selena Curry

Money to be used for street improvement projects in 11 cities

FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Executive Cabinet Secretary, Robbie Rudolph, and officials from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) visited the Drees Pavilion in Covington today to announce that $1,785,000 in KYTC bond funds have been awarded to 11 cities within Kenton County. 

“Governor Fletcher is committed to making infrastructure improvements that increase safety and lead to new economic opportunities,” said Secretary Rudolph.  “Northern Kentucky is one of the fastest growing regions in the country.  This funding allows local governments to address a number of their needs as we work to build stronger communities across the commonwealth.” 

The bond funds for cities in Kenton County will be used in the following manner:

  • City of Covington – $250,000 for the Eastern Avenue Project
  • City of Elsmere – $473,000 for the Foundation Drive Project   
  • City of Edgewood – $125,000 for the resurfacing of various city streets
  • City of Lakeside Park – $254,000 for the resurfacing of West Lakeside Avenue
  • City of Ft. Wright – $75,000 for the resurfacing of various city streets
  • City of Crestview Hills – $50,000 for the resurfacing of various city streets
  • City of Taylor Mill – $100,000 for the resurfacing of Old Taylor Mill Road
  • City of Erlanger – $200,000 for the resurfacing of various city streets
  • City of Ft. Mitchell – $129,000 for the resurfacing of West Maple Drive
  • City of Crescent Springs – $75,000 for the resurfacing of Overlook Drive and Eubank Road
  • City of Villa Hills – $54,000 for the resurfacing of various city streets

"The Senate made a commitment last year to send more road dollars back to cities for repair and improvements to city streets,” said Sen. Damon Thayer (R-Georgetown).  “I'm pleased that Governor Fletcher and Secretary Nighbert have chosen these Northern Kentucky cities for funds to improve the safety of roads throughout our region."

“A solid transportation network is vital to supporting the kind of economic engine we have here in Northern Kentucky,” noted Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert. “These projects demonstrate Governor Fletcher’s commitment to the overall quality of life here in Kenton County and the entire region.”

In the past two years local governments have received more additional state funding for their local road systems than at any other time in the history of the commonwealth.