The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announced the latest round of discretionary funding that will send $11.8 million to cities and counties. A total of 13 cities will receive a combined $998,744 for street and road improvement projects. The money will fund projects such as resurfacing, patching and sealing, and storm drain work.
Cities spend more than $340 million each year to maintain and build streets. Since 2009, Kentucky cities have spent 62% more on city streets, but state and federal funding declined more than 4%.
On Thursday, the state announced these 13 cities will receive funds:
- $33,751 for the City of Bonnieville
- $90,116 for the City of Butler
- $10,695 for the City of Camargo
- $72,151 for the City of Campbellsburg
- $211,325 for the City of Cynthiana
- $43,050 for the City of Elkton
- $87,300 for the City of Hazard
- $53,625 for the City of Maysville
- $6,177 for the City of Mount Sterling
- $11,839 for the City of Prestonsburg
- $186,315 for the City of Scottsville
- $30,340 for the City of Versailles
- $162,060 for the City of Warsaw
Tuesday, July 7, KLC Director of Public Affairs Bryanna L. Carroll will testify before the Budget Review Subcommittee on Transportation about the need for increased transportation funding. You can watch the hearing on KET.