Beshear Calls For No-Frills Road Construction

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Gov. Steve Beshear is calling for an end to wasteful spending on road projects.
The governor said Monday that the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has adopted a no-frills approach to building roads and bridges in the state. That means some roads that may have been scheduled to be widened to four lanes could be limited to two lanes.
Beshear said Kentuckians deserve to know their tax dollars are
being spent prudently. He said "we must choose wisely when deciding where and how to invest our limited transportation dollars."
The governor said highway construction costs are escalating while tax revenues remain stagnant. He said that is why it is important to approach road construction on a practical basis.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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  • by mountain man on Aug 5, 2008 at 08:42 AM
    This is fresh thinking Governor.The alternative of using concrete will make the bids more competitive.It seems in the past where we needed to spend money they would skimp on projects, mostly in eastern Ky. because we did not have the vote base.We need people in our district offices that think for themselves and not any special group.In the past when the engineers headed our regions there seem to be close ties with the contractors.Let's not go down that road again.
  • by Zatoichi Location: Richmond on Aug 5, 2008 at 03:43 AM
    Oh no, no bike lanes! How Green Was My Valley?
  • by steve on Aug 4, 2008 at 04:31 PM
    Oh what a fine fine gov.


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