State Road Plan approved by House budget committee
FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ)- A two-year state Road Plan recently approved by the House budget committee would authorize the use of more than $2.4 billion for bridges, repaving, and other road and highway projects throughout the state until 2020.
More than $545 million would be used to repair or replace structurally-inadequate bridges in 103 Kentucky counties and around $365 million will be authorized for road resurfacing and paving that are currently underfunded.
According to Transportation Chair Rep. Sal Santoro, R-Florence, who is co-sponsoring House Bill 202, there is a $1 billion resurfacing backlog.
The Road Plan would focus on state and regional needs to support economic development.
The state Transportation Cabinet budget, found in HB 201, will supply funds for the two-year Road Plan.
Legislation on the Road Plan approved Tuesday will also includ funding for airport and railroad improvements, as well as Cabinet operations.
The Road Plan as well as the two other measures will now go to the full House for its consideration.