Department of Highways, District 11
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Announce Community Enhancement Project for the City of Manchester -Statewide $11.9 Million in Transportation Enhancement Funds Approved for Various Projects

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 30, 2006  
Contact Information:  Sandy Rudder
Public Information Officer

Manchester, 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 $12 million for transportation-related projects in 46 communities. The Manchester Downtown Streetscape project in Clay County, City of Manchester, is among the projects to receive funding.
“I am committed to improving the quality of life for the residents of Clay county and all  Kentuckians,” stated Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “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 following is a description of the project that has been selected:
Manchester Downtown Streetscape for the Town Square area, upgrade existing sidewalks, landscaping and other streetscape activities in the amount of $325,000.00.
Today’s announcements mark the awarding of projects chosen to be funded through the federal government’s Transportation Equity Act for the 21st Century, or Transportation Enhancement 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.
“This is a really good project that will tie in with the work of the Library Board, the city and the county to make our county much better,” said Senator Robert Stivers.  “It is amazing that the Governor is so in tune with the happenings of Clay County and Manchester, we appreciate his help and attention to our community.”
“The funds committed to this project demonstrate the Administration’s commitment to improving our local community’s sidewalks and downtown area,” said Representative Tim Couch.
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