Russell County receiving more than $112,000 in state funds for road projects

Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced more than $11.8 million in discretionary transportation funding to help dozens of local governments make street and road repairs and improvements for the betterment of their communities.

The funding from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) will support 177 projects that include resurfacing, patching and sealing, storm drain work, slip repair and in one case, a connector road for economic development.

Among those 177 projects are three in Russell County. Those include:

  • A resurfacing of 1.322 miles on Cooper Creek Spur
  • A resurfacing of 0.444 mile on C Wooldridge Road
  • A resurfacing of 0.38 mile on Abbey Drive

The state awarded the county $112,750 for the three projects.

All the projects were submitted to the KYTC Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration. They were evaluated by staff in each of the 12 Department of Highways districts, who considered such factors as safety, traffic volume and economic impact.

In each case, the county fiscal court or city council approved for funding is responsible for administering the work and will be reimbursed by KYTC.

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