SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (May 11, 2007) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) are making additional funding available to improve the highway infrastructure in Magoffin County. This morning, Governor Fletcher’s chief of staff, Stan Cave, presented more than $700,000 to local officials during a ceremony at the Administrative Court Building in Salyersville.
“This is an example of how Governor Fletcher’s vision to build roads to opportunities extends to every person in the commonwealth,” said Cave. “New bridges and safe, smooth driving surfaces are essential qualities that improve the overall integrity of the highway network and help to improve the quality of life and economic health of this region.”
Cave presented a ceremonial check totaling $291,181 that will be used for resurfacing KY 404 from the intersection of KY 7 to the Floyd County line. A ceremonial check for $400,000 in road bond funding was also presented. The money will be used to resurface various county roads in Magoffin County.
"One of the Fletcher administration's goals has been to make highway improvements that emphasize safety and economic development to benefit communities such as Salyersville and Magoffin County. Resurfacing, bridge replacement and guardrail projects have been done locally in support of that goal,” said Sen. Robert Stivers (R-Manchester). “I appreciate Governor Fletcher's commitment to improving the highway system in Magoffin County and am grateful to the Transportation Cabinet for their efforts."
Cave also presented a ceremonial check for $63,360 for guardrail installation along portions of KY 2019 in the Wonnie community and KY 867 near the community of Royalton.
“Governor Fletcher has built strong working relationships with local leaders and members of the General Assembly to help meet the needs of cities and counties across the commonwealth,” concluded Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert. “These investments will help lay the foundation for a brighter future for this community for generations to come.”