yonts c 300FRANKFORT, Ky. (4/17/14) — Funding to widen and straighten two roads in Muhlenberg County near the West Kentucky/Wendell Ford Center exit and the Muhlenberg High School West Campus is included in the 2014-2016 state Road Plan approved by the Kentucky General Assembly on Tuesday, State Rep. Brent Yonts announced today.

“Hopefully, these improvements will lead to some economic development venues near where the roads converge at the West Kentucky/Wendell Ford Center,” Yonts, D-Greenville, said. “It will be a great improvement all the way around.”

The improvements are found in two separate projects: The first will widen KY 181 from Hwy. 601 to near the West Kentucky/Wendell Ford Center. The second will straighten Dean Road leading from the bypass to KY 181. The projects will take approximately four years each to complete, and each will cost several million dollars.

“These two roads are corridors that will serve a new multi-million-dollar central athletic complex sponsored by the Martin Foundation and the Muhlenberg County Board of Education via a near-century long lease agreement,” said Yonts. The Martin Foundation provides funding for various projects in Muhlenberg County—educational and otherwise—under the perpetual trust of Felix Martin, who bequeathed millions of dollars for the perpetual benefit of Muhlenberg County.

“The central athletic complex is a flagship item in the intensive park development plan being developed in the county,” said Yonts. “Widening of KY 181 and straightening of Dean Road will create ease of traffic as well as improve safety on these two roads, both which are extremely narrow.”

State-authorized funding for the KY 181 project is $4.8 million in the next biennium through fiscal year 2018. State-authorized funding for the Dean Road project is $2.75 million in the next biennium through fiscal year 2019.

Rep. Brent Yonts represents the 15th House District, which includes all of Muhlenberg County and portions of Hopkins and Christian counties.

SurfKY News
Information provided by Rebecca Hanchett

e-max.it: your social media marketing partner

LIKE SurfKY on Facebook - Click here to LIKE us now.

© Copyright 2015 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story on social media.

In Other News...

Kentucky Wesleyan Summer Explorations Deadline for Applications is May 22

OWENSBORO, Ky. (5/21/15) — The final day to submit applications for Summer Explorations at Kentucky Wesleyan College is… Read More

Accident with Injuries

HENDERSON, Ky. (5/21/15) — According to a Henderson Police Department report, on Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at approximately… Read More
1 DOW 18,262.08
-23.66 (-0.13%)    
2 S&P 2,130.06
-0.76 (-0.04%)    
3 NASDAQ 5,096.36
+5.56 (0.11%)    

Most Read This Week

May 15, 2015 10117

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 5221

Owensboro Health Proposes Building $15M Health…

by Doreen Dennis, SurfKY News
May 16, 2015 4951

Roses Coming Soon

by SurfKY News
May 18, 2015 3675

Madisonville Man Wanted for Attempted Murder in…

by SurfKY News
May 19, 2015 3619

Two Charged with Marijuana Possession after…

by SurfKY News

Most Read This Month

May 15, 2015 10117

New Madisonville Business In Full Operation Soon

by Tammy Holloway, SurfKY News
April 23, 2015 9543

Man Charged with Sodomy, Incest/Victim under 12

by SurfKY News

Stories Trending Now

May 21, 2015 2760

Police Charge Madisonville Man with Harassing…

by SurfKY News
May 22, 2015 1209

Madisonville Man Charged with First-Degree Rape

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 801

Hopkins County Sheriff's Reports Released

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 649

UPDATE: Suspect in Officer Involved Shooting…

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 587

Collision with Deer Results in Fatality on US 79

by Trooper S. C. Recke
May 20, 2015 554

Four Go to Hospital After Two-Vehicle Collision

by SurfKY News
May 21, 2015 527

EPA Rules Threaten Aluminum's Revival

by Jim Waters
May 21, 2015 465

Corrections Officers to Get Pay Raises to Retain…

by Jennifer Brislin