Butler County Fiscal Court awarded $312,086 in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (June 10, 2019) – During Monday’s Butler County Fiscal Court meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $312,086 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Caney Fork Road and Love Brooklyn Road. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The significant investment supports Governor Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.
“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 a large impact in communities.”
Butler County Judge-Executive Tim Flener identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.
“Butler County Fiscal Court wants to thank Governor Bevin for his help in securing Discretionary Funds for the Butler County Road System,“ said Judge-Executive Flener. “Governor Bevin, along with Gray Tomblyn and KYTC field representative Mark Welch have worked diligently to secure needed funds for Butler County. Their continued support of local government in Butler County and its citizens does not go unnoticed. Butler County looks forward to working with them on future projects.”
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.
“Ensuring safe, efficient routes to work and school bolsters economic development and ensures residents have access to critical services,” said Sen. C.B. Embry. “I would like to thank Governor Bevin for approving additional funding to maintain these roads for the citizens of Butler County.”
Caney Fork Road is utilized by a volunteer fire department station, a church, 15 local families and the farming community. Love Brooklyn Road is a connector road between KY 340 and KY 411. The roadway is also part of the Butler County School System bus route, is utilized by a volunteer fire department station and serves nearly 15 residences.
“Resurfacing our roads is critical to providing safe transportation for our citizens, farmers and business owners, and I’m thrilled to see this investment in our rural infrastructure in Butler County,” said Rep. Steve Sheldon. “I want to thank Governor Bevin for utilizing this money to assist with our infrastructure needs.”
The Butler County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects.
Resurfacing work will address:
· Caney Fork Road (County Road 1271) from milepoint 0 to milepoint 3.4
· Love Brooklyn Road (County Road 1044 from milepoint 0 to milepoint 3.6