PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A check for $367,650 from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC), representing discretionary funding for badly needed resurfacing on two roads in the northern part of Pike County was presented to the county.
The routes are County Road 1360Q4 (Right Fork of Brushy Creek) and CR 1395Q4 (Rockhouse Fork of Big Creek). The two project areas will cover seven miles, combined. The funding is administered by the KYTC Department of Rural and Municipal Aid.
Pike County’s application to the cabinet for discretionary funding said the need is particularly great on Right Fork of Brushy Creek Road, which has 126 residents and two businesses. Though greatly deteriorated, the road is their primary connector to Kentucky Route 881, one of the main arterials in northern Pike County.
Of the total funding, $281,250 is to pay for resurfacing 5.1 miles of Right Fork of Brushy Creek Road. The remainder, $86,400, is for resurfacing 1.9 miles of Rockhouse Fork of Big Creek Road.
In addition to supporting transportation projects, the Governor also discussed economic prosperity across the commonwealth and in the Pike County region. Since taking office, Gov. Beshear has announced more than $5 million in planned economic investment near Pike County that has created good jobs and opportunities.
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