City of Millersburg awarded funds for drainage improvements
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – During Monday’s Millersburg City Council meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Rural and Municipal Aid announced $115,000 in discretionary funds for drainage repair on Vimont Street.
“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,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas.
Mayor Lee Hopkins identified this route as being among the most critical in the city.
“We appreciate the Cabinet selecting us for this action by the administration,” said Mayor Hopkins. “We are very pleased to receive the much-needed funding boost. Our Millersburg government has done well in the past to keep the streets in good repair with limited resources but this award will allow us to free up our city funds normally used for street projects towards other pressing needs that might take several years to set money aside before starting.”
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.
Repair work will address:
• Vimont Street (City Street 2035) – drainage repair 0.27 miles