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As part of Governor Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) is pleased to announce $183,000 in discretionary funds have been awarded to the Casey County Fiscal Court for vital resurfacing work on several county roads. The county will receive reimbursement for repairs to correct cracks, potholes, joint separation and base failures. 


“The Bevin Administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have large impacts on communities.”


Casey County Judge-Executive Randy Dial identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.

 

“I would like to thank Governor Bevin and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet for the approval of these resurfacing requests through the Governor’s Discretionary Fund,” said Judge-Executive Dial. “These funds will help tremendously in our efforts to make our county roads safer for the traveling public.” 


Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by the KYTC district staff to assess the condition of roads and determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact, and traffic volumes.


“Providing the people of Casey County with adequate roadways is one of my top priorities, and I’m grateful for the support of the Governor in our efforts to improve the infrastructure of Casey County,” said Rep. Danny Elliot.

 

Sen. Jimmy Higdon also noted his appreciation of the resurfacing work.


“Thanks to the Governor and KYTC for approving our request for discretionary funding of resurfacing projects in Casey County,” said Sen. Higdon. “Maintaining and resurfacing county roads is vital to the residents of Casey County.”


The Casey County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.


Resurfacing work will address:

- South Fork Creek Road (County Road 1122) from milepoint 3.183 to milepoint 5.451

- Schoolhouse Road (County Road 1502) from milepoint 1.529 to milepoint 1.959

- Contown Road (County Road 1153) from milepoint 0 to milepoint 0.40