asphalt 2016WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (10/12/19) — Two cities in Webster County received state highway funds this week to make several street repairs. 

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $193,424 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work and a culvert replacement in the cities of Sebree and Clay. 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,” 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.”

In Clay, $90,020 was awarded for bituminous resurfacing on various roads and a culvert replacement on Kentucky 109, KYTC Spokeswoman Keirsten Jaggers reported.

“I am very grateful for the funds being awarded to our town,” said Clay Mayor Jackie Edens. “I would like to thank Governor Bevin and the Transportation Cabinet for allocating this money to cities. Thank you for caring about our small community.”

In Sebree, $103,424 was awarded for resurfacing on 10 city streets.

“I would like to express my sincere thanks for the discretionary funds allocated to Sebree,” said Mayor Oscar O’Nan. “This funding will provide much needed street repairs that not only will help the appearance of our city, but most importantly will help ensure quality and safe roads for the citizens of our community. Thank you for recognizing the importance of our roads and making resurfacing a priority within your administration.”

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.

“This is great news for the people of Webster County,” said Sen. Robby Mills. “These resurfacing projects will certainly benefit this community, and I look forward to their completion. I’d like to thank the Governor for working with the General Assembly to ensure that our communities have funding for these road repairs.”

The upcoming work will upgrade road conditions on routes that provide access to more than 30 homes, KYTC reported.

“This investment in our infrastructure is tremendous news for Webster County, and shows that the needs of Western Kentucky are being prioritized in Frankfort,” said Rep. Jim Gooch. “I want to thank Gov. Bevin for prioritizing these important projects, and I commend our local officials who worked tirelessly to make them a reality.

KYTC is responsible for the culvert replacement on Kentucky 109. The cities are responsible for administering the additional work, and KYTC will reimburse the cities for the projects, officials said.

Resurfacing work in Sebree will address:

State Street (City Street 4011) – resurfacing 0.270 miles
West Jefferson Street (City Street 4055) – resurfacing 0.120 miles
Eakins Street (City Street 4003) and Bellview Road (City Street 4028) – resurfacing 0.760 miles
Barkley Street (City Street 4018) – resurfacing 0.090 miles
Trenton Avenue (City Street 4007) – resurfacing 0.080 miles
Dover Street (City Street 4006) – resurfacing 0.050 miles
Troy Drive (City Street 4004) – resurfacing 0.380 miles
Sherri Lane (City Street 4005) – resurfacing 0.380 miles
West Jefferson Street (City Street 4055) – resurfacing 0.090 miles

Resurfacing/culvert replacement in Clay will address:

First Street (City Street 2033) – resurfacing 0.426 miles
Grove Street (City Street 2009) – resurfacing 0.284 miles
College Street (City Street 2028) – resurfacing 0.587 miles
Culvert replacement on Nall Street / Kentucky 109

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