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City of Sturgis awarded $80,150 in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements

City of Sturgis awarded $80,150 in discretionary funds for critical pavement improvements

Bill Stephens

November 4th, 2019

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Resurfacing repairs to be made to eight roadways

MADISONVILLE, Ky. (Nov. 4, 2019) – During Friday’s visit to Sturgis, a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid official announced $80,150 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on eight city streets. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The investment supports Gov. Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

Sturgis Mayor Doug Rodgers identified these roads as being among the most critical in the city.  

“We are extremely thankful for the Governor’s discretionary fund award and for this opportunity to improve the condition of our city streets,” said Mayor Rodgers. “Our resources are very limited so these additional funds are critical and much-appreciated.”

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.

The upcoming road improvements will benefit 11 businesses and more than 130 homes.

The Sturgis City Council is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the city for the projects.

·       King Street (City Street 2008) — resurfacing 0.5 miles

·       Third Street (City Street 2023) — resurfacing 0.35 miles

·       Tenth Street (City Street 2033) — resurfacing 0.5 miles

·       Ninth Street (City Street 2034) — resurfacing .4 miles

·       Monroe Street (City Street 2014) — resurfacing 0.4 miles

·       Pike Street (City Street 2030) — resurfacing 0.4 miles

·       Washington Street (City Street 2046) — resurfacing 0.4 miles

·       12thStreet (City Street 2011) — resurfacing 0.5 miles

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