On Friday, Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin announced $348,672 in discretionary funds for the Ohio County Fiscal for 5.5 miles of resurfacing work on three county roadways.
Funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will finance resurfacing repairs to address existing cracks, potholes, rutting, crumbling shoulders, and base failures.
“Our Administration remains committed to prioritizing transportation projects that enhance safety and economic opportunity in communities across the Commonwealth,” said Gov. Bevin. “These funds will enable much-needed repairs to local roads, improving safety and mobility for nearly 60 homes and businesses that rely on them daily.”
“This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and demonstrates the importance of collaborating with local governments to identify projects that positively impact communities,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas.
Ohio County Judge-Executive David Johnston called the announcement great news for the county.
“We have 720 miles of county roads to maintain, and with a county population of only 23,800, our road funds are always challenged. A huge thanks to Governor Bevin for being mindful and considerate of rural counties, especially Ohio County,” he said.
The work will take place on the following roads:
- Weedman Loop (County Road 1163) from mile point 0 to mile point 1.46
- New Cut Road (CR 1148) from mile point 3.01 to mile point 5.74
- Arnold Leach Road (CR 1458) from mile point .21 to mile point 1.48