• Woodford Sun Staff Report

Bypass not in state 2-year road plan

Money for the controversial new northern bypass, referred to as the Northwest Mobility Corridor, was not included in the state’s biennial highway construction plan passed by the General Assembly last week. According to the plan placed on the Legislative Research Commission’s website (www.lrc.ky.gov/record/16RS/Budget/HB129/SCS1.pdf), the following highway projects were approved for Woodford County for fiscal years 2016, 2017, and 2018: • Weisenberger Mill bridge, reconstruct bridge, $1.38 million, FY 2016; • Downtown Versailles, study traffic flow issues, $100,000, FY 2017; • Troy Pike, from Troy (Ky. 1267) to Pinckard Pike (Ky. 169), reconstruct, $3 million, FY 2018; • Lexington Road (U.S. 60) at Woodford Feed, east to Marsailles Road, congestion management, $1.35 million, FY 2016, $750,000, FY 2018. Total outlays for the budget period are $2.73 million for 2016, $100,000 for 2017, and $3.75 million for 2018.

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