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BELOW IS UP-TO-DATE INFORMATION TO SHARE WITH YOUR LEGISLATORS ON TRANSPORTATION NEEDS IN KENTUCKY
Estimates provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC)
We must act now to fix Kentucky’s transportation systems. If we do nothing, the amount of money needed for roads and bridges will keep increasing, traffic will get worse, and our roads will continue to decline in safety. Investing in infrastructure is an investment in our economy.
HOW MUCH IS NEEDED FOR ROADS AND BRIDGES?
$1.057 billion per year is needed by counties, cities and state governments to modernize and maintain Kentucky’s roads and bridges
- State transportation needs (KYTC) = $900 million/year
- County road funding needs = $82 million/year
- City road funding needs = $72 million/year
HOW MUCH IS NEEDED FOR OTHER TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS?
$35 million per year is needed to modernize and maintain Kentucky’s other forms of transportation including aviation, transit, rail and riverports
- Used to pay state match on federal funding and to pay for operational needs
HOW MUCH IS NEEDED FOR MEGA PROJECTS?
$1.062 billion is needed to pay for one-time mega projects across the Commonwealth
- Brent/Spence I-75 Project $143 million ($1.7 billion total cost)
- I-69 Corridor/Henderson Bridge Project $476 million ($876 million total cost)
- Mountain Parkway Expansion $343 million
- US 460 Corridor Completion $100 million
*Not included: Northern Kentucky Outer Loop $2.2 billion