Boyle County Fiscal Court awarded $589,678 for Roads

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Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, District 7

Boyle County Fiscal Court awarded $589,678 in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements
Resurfacing repairs to be made to more than 8 miles of roadway

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 4, 2019) – During Friday’s Boyle County Fiscal Court meeting, Governor Matt Bevin announced $589,678 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on seven roads. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The significant investment supports Governor Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

“We are pleased today to announce the investment of discretionary road funding for Boyle County,” said Gov. Bevin. “Our Transportation Cabinet has worked closely with local officials to identify priority projects that will significantly enhance safety, access, and economic opportunity for community residents.”

Boyle County Judge-Executive Howard P. Hunt III identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.

“I wish to thank Governor Bevin, Commissioner Gray Tomblyn, Field Rep Nick Van Over, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and Kentucky Highway District 7 for dramatically enhancing our county road system,” said Judge-Executive Hunt III. “This road paving will improve road safety for all citizens and increase accessibility for residential, business, and agriculture traffic.”

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.

The funding allows for nearly 8.5 miles of pavement resurfacing work on seven county roads that are experiencing increased traffic volume, provide access to more than 80 homes and businesses, and serve as school bus routes.

“This is great news for Boyle County,” said Sen. Rick Girdler. “These resurfacing projects make a noticeable impact on our community while promoting high quality infrastructure. Thank you to those involved for prioritizing local improvements across the Commonwealth.”

The Department of Rural and Municipal Aid is currently working to compile an agreement between the Cabinet and the County.

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

Resurfacing work will address:

Crawford Hollow Road (County Road 1218) – 1.315 miles
Bull Lane (County Road 1321) – 1.867 miles
Watkins Lane (County Road 1328) – 0.482 miles
Hays Lane (County Road 1308) – 0.504 miles
Salt River Road (County Road 1003) – 1.567 miles
Webster Road (County Road 1002) – 1.7 miles
Irvine Road (County Road 1100) – 1.0 miles