PDT Staff Writer
SOUTH SHORE, Ky. — Kentucky highway maintenance crews have been doing their best for months to help motorists get by at two Ky. 7 landslides. Now at last some state and federal road funds -- $3.4 million in fact -- are available through 2110 to fix the slide areas as well as replace a bridge in the area and to replace a bridge on Laurel.
The projects were included in the state road plan passed by the Kentucky General Assembly in March, said state Rep. Tanya Pullin, a South Shore Democrat who represents all of Greenup County in her district.
“These projects will create construction jobs for our area as well as improve roads we drive on every day,” Pullin said.
“Construction on the bridge replacements is scheduled to begin this summer. Design and preparation for reconstruction of the roadway in the slide areas should also begin this summer.”
She said $930,000 has been allocated for construction on the bridge projects on Ky. 7.
Another $1.6 million that was budgeted for the two road construction projects at the sites of the landslides will be spent on design, right-of-way acquisition, utility work and construction.
The bridge project on Laurel received $830,000 for design, right-of-way, utilities and construction.
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