Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Announce Community Enhancement Project for Magoffin County

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 30, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

FRANKFORT, KY – (June 30, 2006) – With an emphasis on healthy lifestyles and quality historic preservation, Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced the approval today of more than $11.9 million for transportation-related projects in 46 communities. A $287,000 pedestrian bridge and walkway project for Ramey Park in Salyersville is among those to receive funding.

"I am committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of Salyersville, Magoffin County and all Kentuckians," Governor Fletcher said. "These Transportation Enhancement projects help me fulfill that commitment. By choosing quality projects that promote healthy living, like bike and pedestrian facilities, along with projects that improve the state’s scenic beauty, the environment and preserve our history, we are moving Kentucky communities forward."

The Magoffin County award commits $2875,000 to building a pedestrian bridge linking the downtown area of Salyersville to Ramey Park.

Today’s announcements mark the awarding of projects chosen for funding through the federal government’s Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century program. Kentucky’s share of federal funds is administered by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

"The Transportation Enhancement program provides us with the opportunity to undertake unique and creative transportation-related projects in local communities," said Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert.

"I would like to thank Governor Fletcher and his administration for working with me to improve the Ramey Park pedestrian bridge," said State Sen. Robert Stivers, R-Manchester, whose district includes Magoffin County. "I appreciate all of the help we have received and hope to continue our strong working relationship as we move our community forward."

Communities and organizations across the state submitted more than $100 million in requests for Transportation Enhancement projects. Complete information on the program is available online at