SAFER ROADS FOR FAYETTE COUNTY New Projects Announced for Spurr and Greendale Roads
LEXINGTON, KY - (October 30, 2006) – Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) today announced $810,000 in funding for important safety-related road projects in Fayette County. Transportation Cabinet officials visited Linlee Elementary School this morning for a ceremonial check presentation.
“This funding represents Governor Fletcher’s commitment to investing in our transportation infrastructure, to ensure that all Kentuckians drive on safe and reliable roads everyday,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert. “We have recognized very dangerous conditions on both Spurr Road and Greendale Road. We’re taking action to make these roads safer.”
Secretary Nighbert presented ceremonial checks for projects on each road. The funding will be used in the following manner:
-$386,000 for safety improvements, including drainage projects and railroad crossing signal upgrades on Greendale Rd. (KY 1978)
-$424,000 for safety improvements, including drainage projects and railroad crossing signal upgrades on Spurr Rd. (KY1977)
“This day represents a budding partnership between local government and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet,” said Councilman Jacques Wigginton, who represents the 2nd District in Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG). “Public safety is at the heart of what government is all about, and the projects announced here today are intended to save lives and prevent injuries. There is no better use for taxpayer dollars.”
“The surrounding communities are growing at a remarkable pace,” said Commissioner of Highways Marc Williams. “Both Spurr Rd. and Greendale Rd. also have a lot of school bus traffic. With the designation of this funding, we are taking action to make both roads safer routes to Linlee Elementary School.”
During the past two years, local governments have received more state funding for county and city road systems than at any other time in the history of the Commonwealth.