MADISONVILLE, Ky. — A ceremonial check was presented for $2.2 million from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), representing highway safety projects bordering two Hopkins County school campuses.
The funding will allow for the design and construction of turn lanes near James Madison Middle School and Pride Elementary School. The ceremonial check represents $200,000 for design and $2 million for construction of the projects.
At James Madison Middle School, new left- and right-turn lanes will be constructed from Kentucky Highway 254 into the south entrance of the campus. The addition of turn lanes will alleviate backups and allow through traffic to flow more smoothly, said school Principal Matt Melton.
At Pride Elementary, new turn lanes on Kentucky Highway 1581 will significantly improve afternoon traffic flow into and out of the school property. In addition, to improve pedestrian safety, sidewalks within the turn lane project will be replaced, sidewalk ramps will be upgraded to be compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act and crosswalks will be restriped.
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