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Magoffin awarded $345,080 for road improvements

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From HB ELKINS
KYTC - Dist. 10

JACKSON, Ky. — During a visit to Magoffin County on Wednesday, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $345,080 in discretionary funds for Magoffin County for resurfacing work on six county roads. The investment supports Gov. Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the commonwealth.

“The Bevin administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “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.”

County Judge-Executive Matthew Wireman identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.

“The Magoffin County Fiscal Court and I are very appreciative for the commonwealth's consideration and approval of our discretionary funding application,” said Judge-Executive Wireman. “Our citizens are sure to be extremely grateful when they see the forthcoming repairs on some of our most deteriorated county roads.”

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.

“This is great news, as road improvements improve the county’s infrastructure and support growth in Magoffin County,” said Sen. Brandon Smith. “These resurfacing projects will have a noticeable impact in the community, and I look forward to their completion. I would like to thank Gov. Bevin for his help in appropriating these funds.”

The funding award will allow the county to resurface roads serving more than 130 homes in Magoffin County. 

“I’m certainly pleased to see these projects funded, and know other drivers will be glad as well,” said Rep. John Blanton. “Everyone benefits from smoother and safer roads.” 

The Magoffin County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the projects. 

Resurfacing work will address:
•    Long Creek Road (County Road 1127) – 1.06 miles
•    Short Fork Road (County Road 1103) – 0.67 miles
•    Caudill Hollow Road (County Road 1037) – 0.67 miles
•    Left Fork Johnson Road (County Road 1256) – 0.92 miles
•    Lowell Wheeler Road (County Road 1067C) – 0.23 miles
•    Meredith Branch Road (County Road 1117) – 0.54 miles

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