Sugg Street targeted for improvements as state provides funds | News
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has notified the City of Madisonville that it is a recipient of $175,000 in federal transportation funds for its Sugg Street project. The funds are allocated under the Transportation Enhancement Act that supports transportation linked projects.
The grant funds are earmarked for increasing the safety of pedestrians and vehicles along Sugg Street. The project boundaries start from the intersection of Sugg Street and South Main and run west to the CSXT rail crossing.
Mayor David Jackson noted, “We are pleased that the Governor Beshear and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet looked favorably on our application and are willing to collaborate with us to address some safety concerns that had been expressed. At its completion, the project will reconstruct the sidewalks in this area, renovate the aging mural, and bury some of the existing overhead utilities.”
According to Daron Jordan, the City of Madisonville Community Development Director, these funds were limited in scope as to where they could be utilized.
“Under this federal reimbursement program, eligible projects had to fall into one or more of the 12 Federal Highway Administration categories. In addition the project had to have a transportation relationship with the highway system and must be available for public access and use. Since Highway 41 (Main Street) runs adjacent to the project area, the Sugg Street project met the limited conditions for the program. We look forward to working in partnership with KY Transportation Secretary Hancock, and his staff, in bringing this project to completion.”