Pulaski County granted $25 million to improve road safety

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PULASKI COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - The U.S. Department of Transportation is giving Pulaski County $25 million as part of its Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) program.

Pulaski County officials said the funding will be used to improve safety conditions at the intersection of KY 80 and KY 461. Specifically, it will be used to construct a grade-separated intersection and expand KY 461 to four lanes.

This is expected to help visitors to Lake Cumberland and allow for more economic development.

“The Lake Cumberland region is one of Kentucky’s most treasured destinations, and I was proud to work with Pulaski County to deliver these critical resources to promote traffic safety and encourage economic development,” said Senator McConnell. “I look forward to the new opportunities for growth in this region, and I am glad to work with Congressman Rogers to help continue bringing resources to Kentucky.”

“The safety and transportation improvements resulting from this road project will have a regional impact, saving lives at a dangerous intersection that is heavily traveled, providing better access to a high-tech regional industrial park, and paving the way for future development of the northern bypass,” said Congressman Hal Rogers. “I commend the local leaders who diligently advocated for a road project of this magnitude. It is a great example of successful local, state and federal partnerships for economic development. As always, it is a pleasure for Senator McConnell and I to collaborate with the good people of southern and eastern Kentucky to make this region a better place to live.”

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