Funding approved for Warren County road projects

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Secretary Greg Thomas announced Friday morning Governor Matt Bevin approved more than $820,000 for three road paving projects in Warren County.

The money will be used to pave Blue Level Providence Road, Old Greenhill Road, and Hayes-Smiths Grove Road.

Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures.

"These are three major roads that are in dire need of resurfacing," said Warren County Judge Executive, Mike Buchanon. "Right now they're in good enough shape to run on, but once you have them go through two or three seasons of excessive rain or freezing or thawing, they start to fall apart."

In total, the projects include 4 miles of paving.

The roads to be renewed provide access to more than 100 homes and several local farms in the area.

The Warren County Fiscal Court is continuing its effort to provide quality infrastructure at the Kentucky Transpark.

During Friday's fiscal court meeting officials awarded more than $50,000 to be used to for site development and they say potential businesses are already interested.

"Everyone would like to start their project tomorrow and if you have property that is ready, shovel ready and ready to go, you are much more likely to keep the attention of prospects and get on the short list," said Buchanon.

Buchanon said the paving project will be added to this year's summer paving list and will be done sometime late summer.

The Warren County Fiscal Court also approved to use rural road secondary funds to do more paving projects throughout the county.

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