OLD BRIDGE 300HENDERSON, KY (1/24/12) – A narrow bridge crossing Green River in Spottsville will be replaced according to the governor’s new road plan. The governor’s road plan calls for over $250 million to be spent on roadways in the Northwest Kentucky area over the next six years.

Spottsville is located in Henderson County about two miles from the Daviess County border. The bridge connects the Henderson area along U.S. Highway 60 eastward toward Owensboro and would cost around $21 million dollars to replace.
 
Governor Steve Beshear’s efforts to improve state roads are more than just recommendations. Beshear sees the improvements as necessary and he is the first governor to request a complete replacement of the Spottsville Bridge.
 
Replacing the bridge will prove costly. However, according to the Beshear’s recommendations over half of the tri-county funding will go towards widening U.S. Highway 60 westward to Morganfield in Union County. The expansion includes building bypasses around Corydon and Waverly. The project will cost around $140 million and construction would begin in 2016.
 
The governor’s recommendations are subject to review and approval by the 2012 Kentucky General Assembly. Under Kentucky law, governors are to send highway plans every two years for approval by the legislature.
 
Henderson Senator Dorsey Ridley is skeptical about the bridge replacement project, saying that we will have to wait and see whether the project will be funded by the legislature.
 
Ben Adams
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