road stripeHENDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (10/8/19) — During a visit to Corydon this week, Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $54,990 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on Clark, Fifth, Sixth and Vayden streets.

“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.”

Mayor Ted Self identified these roads as being among the most critical in the city.

“On behalf of the city of Corydon and the city council, I wish to thank Gov. Bevin and the Transportation Cabinet for including the city of Corydon with the use of discretionary funds for street paving,” the mayor stated. 

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.

“I’m pleased to see that our region has received funding for these much-needed road projects,” Sen. Robby Mills said. “I look forward to their completion knowing the community will benefit greatly from upgraded roadways.”

“I’m really pleased to see these projects get funding, because the need is there,” said Rep. Rob Wiederstein. “I know others and I look forward to the day this work is complete. Everyone in the community benefits when our roads are safer.”

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

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