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City of Rochester awarded $41,661 in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements

Council member Sandy Priddy, Mark Welch, from the Transportation Cabinet, and Rochester Mayor Martha Roe

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2019) – During a Wednesday visit to Rochester, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid official announced $41,661 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Creamery Street. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The 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.”

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.

“I’m pleased to see that our district has received funding for these much-needed road projects,” said Senator C.B. Embry. “Nothing is more essential to a successful community than having safe roadways, and I look forward to the completion of these infrastructure upgrades.”

Creamery Street serves a combined 14 homes and businesses, as well as access to farmland.

“This announcement is terrific news for Rochester and Butler County, and I want to thank Governor Bevin for prioritizing the needs of our small towns with this investment in our roads,” said Rep. Steve Sheldon. “Good infrastructure is critical to safety and economic development, and I look forward to advocating for more improvements to our roads and bridges in the future.”  

The City of Rochester is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the city for the project.

Resurfacing work will address:

·         Creamery Street (City Street 2003) — resurfacing 0.48 miles

"We are very thankful for the state's investment in Rochester," said Martha Roe, Rochester Mayor.

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