MONEY MONEY CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ky. (8/29/19) — The city of Crofton received state funds this week that will aid in the repair of several vital roads.

During Tuesday’s Crofton City Council meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn Il announced $70,905 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Rabbit Ridge Road, North Anderson Street, Clara Street, Kelvin Drive, and West Mill Street.

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

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

Crofton Mayor Daniel F. Lacy identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.

“The city of Crofton is very appreciative for governor’s discretionary funds made available to address much needed repairs on our city streets,” Lacy stated. “Our existing funds are not enough to meet all of our needs, so these extra monies are greatly appreciated.”

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.

“Through increased safety and roadway improvements, these resurfacing projects are directly impacting Kentuckians,” said Sen. Whitney Westerfield. “These funds enable rural communities to maintain local roadways while promoting high-quality infrastructure. I look forward to seeing these improvements in Crofton.”

The roads set to be addressed provide access to more than 50 homes.

“I am always happy to see small, rural communities like Crofton receive this type of help as they have a more limited tax base than larger cities,” said Rep. Myron Dossett.

The Crofton City Council is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the city for the projects.

Resurfacing work will address:

Rabbit Ridge Road (City Street 4002) — resurfacing 1,370 feet
North Anderson Street (City Street 4009-B) — resurfacing 973 feet
Clara Street (City Street 4007) — resurfacing 635 feet
Kelvin Drive (City Street 4008) — resurfacing 1,055 feet
West Mill Street (City Street 4027) — resurfacing 575 feet

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