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County receives over $1.2 in Rural Secondary Program funds for roadways

by Chad Hobbs | Editor

Each year, the county receives money for state road projects through the Rural Secondary Program. All counties get a portion which comes from 22.2 percent of the motor fuel tax receipts Kentucky collects. Meade County has 122.463 miles of rural secondary roads.

Benjamin Warren with the Kentucky Department of Transportation stated that Meade County will receive $1,227,295 this year from that program. The first priority for this money will be an estimated $543,500 towards routine maintenance and traffic. Next, an estimated $206,853 will go towards resurfacing HWY 333 from mile point zero at the Breckinridge County line to mile point 2.0. HWY 1816 from HWY 144 to the end of state maintenance at mile point 4.848 will also be a priority with an estimated $473,067 needed to complete it.

Warren also stated that there are several ongoing projects, too. One is resurfacing HWY 313 from the Hardin County line to US 60 with a thin asphalt overlay. Another resurfacing project is going to take place on HWY 1600 from the Hardin County line to HWY 144. He said that the HWY 79 project from Brandenburg to Midway is wrapping up the development phase and moving utilities so that the project may begin.