County supports state application for Ky. 80/461 funds

Category : News | Published : Thu Jul 19 2018 | Read : 251

County supports state application for Ky. 80/461 funds

Pulaski County Fiscal Court is throwing its support behind efforts to fund a proposed interchange at the East Ky. 80 and Ky. 461 intersection.

Meeting in regular session Tuesday morning, the court approved a resolution in support of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s application for $25 million in federal grant funding for the project. If approved, it would add to $22 million state legislators included in the six-year highway plan that goes into effect July 1.

“There is an opportunity now that…will allow us to have the ‘Cadillac version’ of that interchange,” Pulaski County Judge-Executive Steve Kelley said, adding that the additional funding would also allow for a diamond-shaped exchange at the Valley Oak industrial complex and four lanes on Ky. 461 “all the way up almost to the Buck Creek bridge.”

Read the full story here : Commonwealth Journal