Department of Highways, District 7
GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER & TRANSPORTATION CABINET AWARD $377,130

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 05, 2006  
Contact Information:  David B. Thacker
Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District Seven
859-246-2355
davidb.thacker@ky.gov
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

GOVERNOR ERNIE FLETCHER & TRANSPORTATION CABINET AWARD $377,130

TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY 

Money used for road improvements  

 

LEXINTON, KY (May 5, 2006) — Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced today that $377,130 in road improvement funds have been awarded to Montgomery 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 outside the Montgomery County Courthouse Monday, May 8, 2006 at 10:00am. “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 makes lives better for everyone in the community.”

 

House Bill 267, passed recently by the General Assembly, authorizes $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. 

 

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