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Emergency road aid funds awarded to Boone County Fiscal Court for slide repair on Ryle Road

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The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet today announced that Boone County Fiscal Court will receive $165,000 in County Road Aid emergency funds. These funds will be used for a slide repair on Ryle Road (CR 1214), making it safer for cars, school buses and other vehicles that rely upon this highway.

Courtesy of Google Maps (Click to enlarge)

The slide is located just north of River Buff Road at the 1.3 mile-marker.

“The Bevin administration is committed to the Cabinet’s mission of providing a safe, reliable transportation network for all Kentuckians,” said Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas.  “These emergency funds will help local governments repair and restore damaged infrastructure throughout their communities.”

Each fiscal year all counties, incorporated cities, and unincorporated urban places are allocated county and municipal road aid. County Road Aid funding is based an established formula.

The funds are to be used for the construction, reconstruction, and maintenance of county roads and city streets. Counties and cities have two choices as to how to receive their funds. They can elect to receive a monthly check processed by the Kentucky Department for Local Government, or can participate in the ORSR Cooperative Programs.

Participants in the cooperative programs do not receive their road aid as a monthly check. Instead participants receive a portion of their funds three times a year. Typically the first check makes 60 percent of the total anticipated road aid available to the county or city. The second check makes an additional 30 to 35 percent available.

The third and final installment is the remaining balance based on the actual revenues tabulated after the end of the fiscal year.

Participants in the cooperative have 3 percent of their road aid funding withheld. This money is then placed in emergency funds. (Municipal Aid Co-op and County Road Aid Co-op each have their own respective emergency funds.) Participants in the cooperative are eligible to request emergency funding for projects. Non participants are not.

The Boone County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work.

KYTC District 6

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