MONEY MONEY MADISONVILLE, Ky. (10/9/19) — Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II today announced $334,630 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on 13 city streets in Madisonville.

“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,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “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.”

The repairs will improve the condition of the aging roads and increase the safety for motorists who travel the route to access schools and more than 400 homes and businesses, state highway officials said.

“We are grateful for this significant investment in transportation improvements that will fund projects throughout our city,” said Mayor Kevin Cotton. "These funds will go a long way to improve the street conditions in the city of Madisonville and the quality of life for our citizens. After all, well-maintained streets and roads provide us access to health care, education, and jobs.”

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.

“These road improvements are exciting news for Madisonville, and proof of the commitment of Gov. Bevin, the General Assembly, and our local officials have to improving our infrastructure,” Rep. Jim Gooch said. “I will continue working to ensure that we are making the investments necessary to properly maintain our roads and bridges.”

“I wish to thank Gov. Bevin and the Transportation Cabinet for funding local governments that have first-hand knowledge on the projects that are important to their communities,” said Rep. Myron Dossett. “Officials from Madisonville and Hopkins County government work hard to apply for funding like this that improves infrastructure and the quality of life for the citizens they represent.”

The City of Madisonville is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the city for the project.

The funding will resurface portions of the following roads:

· Valley Road (CS1178)
· Anne Road (CS 1213)
· North Church Street (CS 1050)
· North Madison Avenue (CS 1443)
· Richmond Drive (CS 1208)
· North Franklin (CS 1143)
· West Broadway (CS 1100)
· Hiawatha Drive (CS 1224)
· South Church Street (CS 1439)
· South/North Seminary (CS 1015)
· Choctaw Driver (CS 1094)
· Sugg Street (CS 1102)
· Berry Drive (CS 1209)

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