The Kentucky Senate approved its version of the two-year road plan Thursday that maintains projects in Christian, Todd and Trigg counties that were included in the House plan and inserts a new project for Christian County.
One million dollars is added in fiscal year 2020 for early phases of constructing a new connector road from Pembroke Road near the industrial parks to KY 115 south of Pembroke. It would give truckers a quicker route to Interstate 24 and Senator Whitney Westerfield of Hopkinsville says it was a priority of local officials.
There’s also money to resurface KY 115 from Pembroke Road to Carneal Lane in Oak Grove.
There is $250,000 in fiscal year 2019 and $1 million in fiscal year 2020 for design phases of reconstruction of the Pennyrile Parkway-Martin Luther King, Jr. Bypass interchange.
Commitment to reconstructing that interchange was a condition of the Parkway being designated as Interstate 169.
The top priority in Todd County is $1.2 million in fiscal year 2019 for widening three miles of US 79 heading north from the state line and Westerfield says that’s especially important with Novelis to construct a major manufacturing facility in Guthrie.
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will also address deficiencies in bridges on Rattlesnake Road and Roger Q Mill Road in Todd County.
The largest project in Trigg County is addressing deficiencies in the KY 139 bridge over Burge Creek.
The road plan is now back in the hands of the House for consideration.
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Hear local lawmakers discuss several topics on our weekly legislative update program Sunday morning at 9 on Lite Rock 98.7 and online at lite987whop.com.