City of Middlesboro awarded $125,000 for pothole work


MIDDLESBORO, Ky. (WTVQ)- Changes are coming to 15th Street in Middlesboro.

The Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has awarded the city $125,000 to use on resurfacing the street, including fixing potholes, cracks, raveling, and base failures.

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According to KYTC, City of Middlesboro Mayor Rick Nelson picked 15th Street as part of the road infrastructure in his city that needs the most work.

In addition to resurfacing work, the money will also go toward replacing a drain, which the state found necessary because more trucks are using the road.

The City of Middlesboro will do the work and the state will reimburse the city.

The work will take place on 15th Street (County Street 2110 from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 1.094 and 15th Street (County Street 2110) from milepoint 0.300 to milepoint 0.370.

The work has not yet been scheduled.


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