Graves County is slated to receive $925,000 under the state road budget passed by the House of Representatives Wednesday, according to Rep. Richard Heath.
The road plan will now move to the Senate for consideration.
“I am extremely pleased to share this news and glad that we were able to get these projects into the road budget. Every dollar we spend on roads and infrastructure is an investment in our communities,” Heath, R-Mayfield, said.
Projects in the community include widening portions of Ky. 303 and repairing deficiencies of Martin Road Bridge over Branch-Obion Creek.
“Safe, reliable transportation is critical to public safety and quality of life. Our roads and bridges make it possible to move goods and people, as well as provide access to health care, education, and entertainment,” Heath said. “Roads bring communities together.”
The road plan only include projects set for completion in fiscal year 2021 and 2022. However, other projects will receive consideration in the coming years.
“For fiscal year 2023 and 2024, Graves County is expected to receive $20.9 million for completion of the I-69 Wingo Exit,” Heath said. “While we weren’t able to get this funding included in the current road plan, it should receive consideration in the next road plan.”
Kentucky state road funds are raised through the motor fuels tax (commonly called the gas tax), motor vehicle usage tax, vehicle and boat registration, motor vehicle operator’s licenses, tolls, and interest.