Beshear awards more than $500 thousand to Russell County for paving projects

Governor Andy Beshear announced on Monday that Russell County was one of 10 counties to receive reimbursement for needed paving projects.

Beshear announced that Russell County received a grant amounting to more than $539 thousand for pavement resurfacing totaling 7.24 miles on nine different roads in the county. The resurfacing projects that are being reimbursed are listed below.

Resurface Withers Rd 0.166 $16,600.00
Resurface Puncheon Camp Rd  1.473 $74,700.00
Resurface Ray Mann Rd Sect. 1 0.785 $53,950.00
Resurface Riverview Dr 0.597 $62,250.00
Resurface Little Indian Dr 1.020 $95,450.00
Resurface Kauffman Rd 0.382 $39,425.00
Resurface Phelps Acres  0.980 $66,400.00
Resurface Selby Branch Rd 1.292 $85,075.00
Resurface HemlocK Dr 0.545 $45,650.00
Total Length of Paving: 7.24 miles   Total Cost: $539,500.00

The projects were submitted for funding consideration from local officials. In each case, KYTC district engineers assessed road conditions to determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact and traffic volumes, according to a release from the Governor’s office.

“One way we make a better Kentucky is by empowering our local governments to improve and maintain the local traffic routes their citizens use every day,” Gov. Beshear said. “Smoother pavement, repaired road beds, improved drainage – simple things by themselves but highly important to the people who use them every day.”


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