Gov. Beshear announces community investment in Campton

Project paves way for new sidewalks, downtown connectivity

CAMPTON, KY – March 15, 2010 – (RealEstateRama) — Gov. Steve Beshear today presented $641,000 in Transportation Enhancement (TE) funds to the city of Campton and Wolfe County Fiscal Court for construction of a pedway connecting a nursing home and residential housing complexes to the downtown area.

“The people of Campton will finally be able to walk safely from one side of town to the other, without having to dodge traffic in the busy downtown,” Gov. Beshear said. “Projects like this strengthen our local communities. They help tie us together as neighbors, like we were when I was growing up.”

Currently, no sidewalk exists to connect areas west of KY 15 to the downtown Campton area east of KY 15. Residents walk on the shoulder of old KY 15 and KY 191, where traffic counts range from 3,000 to 5,000 vehicles per day. The lack of sidewalks forces some parents to push baby strollers in the road, creating a danger for pedestrians and motorists. This project will construct or rebuild a total of 6,350 feet of sidewalks and will connect three low-income housing developments on the west side of KY 15 to the nursing home and downtown area on the east side of KY 15.

This funding will allow the completion of a project begun with TE funds in 2006.

Transportation Enhancements are transportation-related activities designed to strengthen the cultural, aesthetic, historic and environmental aspects of Kentucky’s transportation infrastructure. Federal funding is available to government agencies to provide support for transportation and community improvement projects. TE funding is administered by the Transportation Cabinet.

Information about TE is available at http://www.tea21.ky.gov

Contact:
Kerri Richardson
Jill Midkiff
502-564-2611

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