The City of Flemingsburg is a small rural city nestled in the North Eastern hills of Kentucky surrounded by rolling farm land and hillsides boasting of orange, red, yellow and green. The area has become home to many Amish and Mennonite families because of the rich and fertile land. Flemingsburg takes pride in our beautiful city with brick paved sidewalks and acorn shaped lamps. It is reminiscent of times gone by and a simpler way of life. We also take pride in our citizens who will welcome you with a smile.
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City of Flemingsburg awarded $83,970 in discretionary funds for roadway improvements
Resurfacing, sidewalk repairs on six city streets
Flemingsburg, Ky. (Oct. 19, 2019) - While visiting Flemingsburg on Saturday, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $83,970 in discretionary funds has been awarded to the city for resurfacing and sidewalk repairs. The investment supports Govern Matt Bevin's commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.
"The Bevin Administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention," said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. "This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have a large impact in communities."
Flemingsburg Mayor Bobby Money identified these roads as being among the most critical in the city.
"I would like to say we are very appreciative of the Governor allocating this funding," said Mayor Money. "This is more than our annual municipal road aid, so it is a great plus for us. It allows us to do some roads and sidewalks that need repairs but we just do not have the money in our budget."
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 work will resurface four streets and improve sidewalks on two streets, benefiting more than 60 homes and businesses in the city.
"I'm really pleased to see that these roads will be repaved and that the sidewalks will get needed repair," said Rep. John Sims. "I've been proud to work with local and state officials to make sure these and other projects are funded, because the need is there. This is good news for our community."
The Flemingsburg City Council is responsible for administering the project, and KYTC will reimburse the city for the work.
Work will address:
-Pumphrey Avenue (City Street 1025)-resurfacing, from milepoints 0 to 0.89
-Weddle Street (City Street 1024)-resurfacing, from milepoints 0 to 0.073
-Lake Terrace Drive (City Street 1018)-resurfacing, from milepoints 0 to 0.055
-Ridgecrest Drive (City Street 1117)-resurfacing, from milepoints 0 to 0.072
-East Water Street (KY 32X)-sidewalk repairs
-Ingram Avenue (City Street 1047)-sidewalk repairs