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Bell County awarded $582,000 in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements

From The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet -

Bell County awarded $582,000 in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements

87th Dist Rep Adam Bowling, Comm Gray Tomblyn II, and Bell Co JE Albey Brock

Resurfacing and patching repairs to be made to 72 county roads

On Thursday October 31, 2019 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $582,000 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on 13 miles of roadway during his visit to Bell County.

 

Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. This $582,000 investment supports Gov. Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

 

KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas said: “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. This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have large impacts to communities.”

 

Bell County Judge-Executive Al “Albey” Brock identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county and said “I want to thank Rep. Adam Bowling and Commissioner Tomblyn for their hard work and efforts in helping make this badly needed funding opportunity happen, but most importantly, I want to express my gratitude and thanks to Gov. Bevin. By choosing to award these funds to Bell County, Gov. Bevin is proving yet again that he truly understands the needs of local governments and the people of southeastern Kentucky.”

 

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.

 

“Roads are a tremendous commodity in our district, and I appreciate the Governor appropriating these funds in Eastern Kentucky for the safety of our citizens,” said Sen. Brandon Smith.

 

The funding will allow for 13 miles of roadway improvements to 72 county roads that provide access to 476 homes and 10 businesses.

 

Representative Bowling said: “I’m very thankful to Gov. Bevin for recognizing the need to improve our rural infrastructure, and appreciate this investment in Bell County’s roads. I also want to thank the Bell County Fiscal Court and Judge Brock for their work in highlighting these projects. This resurfacing will make our county roads smoother and safer, and is just the sort of investment that state government should be making with our citizen’s tax dollars.”

 

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

 

Resurfacing work will address:

· Roark Hill Road (1012D) – Bit. Patch 0.085 miles

· Old School Road (1020B) – Bit. Patch 0.123 miles

· Hall Hollow Road (1021S) – Bit. Patch 0.032 miles

· Sizemore Lawson Road (CR 1025K) – Bit. Resurface 0.047 miles

· Mudlick Branch Road (CR 1030) – Bit. Resurface 0.515 miles

· Cow Fork Road (CR 1032) – Bit. Patch 0.189 miles

· Mill Creek Road (CR 1043) – Bit. Patch 0.189 miles

· Peach Blossom Road (1045A) – Bit. Patch 0.378 miles

· Main Hollow Road (CR 1046) – Bit. Resurface 0.180 miles

· Jones Hollow Road (CR 1052) – Bit. Resurface 0.173 miles

· Harbell Road (CR 1102) – Bit. Resurface 0.189 miles

· Mink Lane (1103L) – Bit. Resurface 0.171 miles

· Whipporwill Lane (1103M) – Bit. Resurface 0.100 miles

· Wilder & Evans Road (1103V) – Bit. Resurface 0.100 miles

· Capps Hill Road (1103Y) – Bit. Resurface 0.100 miles

· Access Road (1103B5) – Bit. Resurface 0.056 miles

· Bill Branch Road (1106) – Bit. Resurface 0.360 miles

· Blacksnake Branch Road (1125) – Bit. Patch 0.068 miles

· Hensley Settlement Road (1127) – Bit. Patch 0.023 miles

· Onkst Drive (1120) – Bit. Resurface 0.014 miles

· Upper Christy Road (1140B) – Bit. Patch 0.200 miles

· Cannon Creek Lake Hill (1142) – Bit. Patch 0.284 miles

· George Tuttle Road (1143) – Bit. Patch 0.378 miles

· Swallow Lane Spur (CR 1145F) – Bit. Resurface 0.147 miles

· Rocky Face Road (CR 1145M) – Bit. Resurface 0.111 miles

· Joe Bev Road (CR 1145N) – Bit. Resurface 0.156 miles

· Spring Hollow Road (CR 1145P) – Bit. Resurface 0.063 miles

· Phipps Elliott Mountain (CR 1149A) – Bit. Patch 0.095 miles

· Carroll Branch Road (CR 1149G) – Bit. Patch 0.038 miles

· Big Buck Lane (CR 1154H) – Bit. Resurface 0.607 miles

· Campbell Road (CR 1164)-- Bit Resurface 0.088 miles

· Jesse Nese Road (1165) – Bit. Resurface 0.100 miles

· Samuel Harris Road (1168) – Bit. Resurface 0.080 miles

· Bill Miracle Road (1169) – Bit. Resurface 0.109 miles

· Little Gap Hill Road (CR 1183) – Bit. Resurface 0.120 miles

· Abby Lane (CR 1205A) – Bit. Patch 0.142 miles

· Lickfork Road (CR 1205A5) – Bit Resurface 0.265 miles

· Maxwell Lane (CR 1205Q) -- Bit. Resurface 0.104 miles

· Harville Road (1205R) – Bit. Resurface 0.284 miles

· Old Ridge Road (1205Z) – Bit. Resurface 0.400 miles

· Guy Lane (CR 1216D) – Bit. Resurface 0.033 miles

· Honeycutt Lane (CR 1216D1) -- Bit. Resurface 0.033 miles

· Patterson Road (CR 1216E) -- Bit. Resurface 0.144 miles

· Guy Lane Right Fork Road (CR 1216F) – Bit. Resurface 0.071 miles

· Guy Lane Left Fork Road (CR 1216G) – Bit. Resurface 0.036 miles

· Riley Partin Road (1232H) – Bit. Resurface 0.051 miles

· Cecil Partin Lane (1232S) – Bit. Resurface 0.047 miles

· Daughtery Road (CR 1234) – Bit. Resurface 0.196 miles

· Old Mill Road (CR 1240F) – Bit. Resurface 0.130 miles

· Henderson Church Road (1240H) – Bit. Resurface 0.385 miles

· Centers Branch (1256) – Bit. Resurface 0.886 miles

· Hettie Fuson Road (1279) – Bit. Resurface 0.078 miles

· Bays Hill Road (1282) – Bit. Resurface 0.075 miles

· Winkler Road (CR 1301J) – Bit. Resurface 0.284 miles

· Brock Hollow Road (1307G) – Bit. Resurface 0.492 miles

· Taylor Hill Road (1309E) – Bit. Patch 0.664 miles

· Wagoner Lane (1312E) – Bit. Resurface 0.155 miles

· Long Branch Road (CR 1322) – Bit. Patch 0.019 miles

· Jackson Hill Road (CR 1336M) – Bit. Resurface 0.085 miles

· Magnut Hollow Road (1340) – Bit. Patch 0.947 miles

· Carter Branch Road (CR 1341) – Bit. Resurface 0.568 miles

· Jackson Drive (CR 1351) Bit. Patch 0.057 miles

· White MTN Road (1357) – Bit. Patch 0.757 miles

· Evelyn Goodin Lane (1386) – Bit. Resurface 0.085 miles

· H&B Partin Lane (1437) – Bit. Resurface 0.272 miles

· Sharps Woods Road (CR 1466) – Bit. Patch 0.208 miles

· Jax Maizley Lane (CR 1489) -- Bit. Resurface 0.047 miles

· Hammontree Heights (1535) – Bit. Resurface 0.114 miles

· Wilder Lane (1539) – Bit. Resurface 0.018 miles

· Hatfield Lane (1715) Bit. Patch 0.018 miles

· Gusty Partin Road (1716) -- Bit. Resurface 0.069 miles

· Jordan Branch Road (1718) – Bit. Resurface 0.104 miles

 

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