Department of Highways, District 8
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet announce funding for highway project in Cumberland and Metcalfe Counties

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 10, 2005  
Contact Information:  STEPHANIE DAFFRON
(606) 677-4017

SOMERSET, KY – (June 10, 2005) -- Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have authorized the release of funds for a highway improvement project in Cumberland and Metcalfe Counties.

Funding in the amount of $250,000 has been released to resume work on the pre- design scoping study for proposed spot improvements on KY 90 (Glasgow-Burkesville Road) between Beaumont and Burkesville.

“This is part of Governor Ernie Fletcher’s vision to provide a safe and reliable transportation system in Kentucky,” said acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “The Fletcher administration is committed to improving safety along the KY 90 corridor between Beaumont and Burkesville. We are pleased to continue working to identify problem sections along this roadway, and finding solutions to those problems that will benefit all drivers who use this important regional route.”

There are four phases of funding road construction projects in Kentucky -- design, utility relocation, right of way acquisition and construction. Each of the first three phases must be completed before actual construction work can begin on an improvement project.

“Before motorists ever start seeing bulldozers moving ground on a construction project, much work is required to make that project happen,” Nighbert said. “The design phase is the least visible part of that process, but it means that a project is on the way to completion.”