Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Ernie Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $350,000 to Estill County
IRVINE, KY (May 5, 2006)—Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced today that road improvement funds totaling $350,000 have been awarded to Estill County. The money will be used for various road projects.
"Kentucky’s intricate highway system makes up the fabric of our economy," said Governor Ernie Fletcher. "This funding helps fulfill my administration’s commitment to improving economic opportunities and the quality of life for our citizens. Our vision is to provide a safe and reliable transportation network throughout the entire commonwealth. These highway projects are given considerable thought because each is important."
Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert will be presenting a ceremonial check to local officials in a ceremony at the Estill County Industrial Park on Monday, May 8, at 1 p.m.
"I want to commend the governor and members of the legislature for their leadership on this issue," stated Secretary Nighbert. "The improvements we make to our local transportation system make lives better for everyone in the community."
House Bill 267, passed recently by the General Assembly, authorized $150 million in funding to be spent on improving existing county and city roads. The funding can also be used to pay to replace aging bridges.