The Governor’s Office has announced CMAQ funding awards for several projects throughout the state.
These projects are:
- City of Covington– $3.9 million for construction of a portion of 1,250-foot bicycle and pedestrian path along the river; construction of a bulkhead and grading; upper walk/bikeway along the base of the flood levee and at the base of Greenup Street, connecting to city sidewalks. Also, a connection under the Roebling Bridge, connection of the Madison Avenue overlook and fishing pier, and lighting.
- City of Dayton– $530,387 for construction of approximately 1 mile of bicycle and pedestrian path, including a ramp over the floodwall. Trail will run west to east from near O’Fallon Avenue to near Berry Street.
- Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky (TANK) – $976,000 toward purchase of two hybrid electric/diesel transit buses.
- Kentuckiana Air Education (KAIRE) program– $480,000. This program, through the Louisville Jefferson County Metro Government Air Pollution Control District, educates the public about the health effects of poor air quality, raises awareness of ozone season, and encourages behavior that will help local air quality.
- UPS CNG Trucks and Fueling Station– $4,823,960. This public-private partnership between Louisville Metro Government and UPS will assist in the UPS transition from diesel-gasoline vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles at the UPS facility in Louisville. Funding will be used to help pay for CNG trucks and construction of a CNG fueling station.
- City of Jeffersontown– $1,056,000. Funding is for construction of a paved bicycle-pedestrian path parallel to Watterson Trail between Stonybrook Drive and Mulberry Row Way, a distance of 0.83 miles. The city proposed it as part of a system that would afford those who use it an alternative to motor vehicles.
Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government
- Brighton Rail Trail Bridge Phase IV: $2,182,302-Design and construction of a bridge and trail connections across Man o’War between Helmsdale Place and Pink Pigeon Parkway.
- Fiber Optic Cable: $424,000-Installation of fiber optic cable at Clays Mill Road from Twain Ridge Road to Keithshire Way and at Man o’War Boulevard from US 27 to Ft. Harrods Drive.
- Turn Lanes at Manchester and Forbes: $714,296-Widening of east and westbound approaches of Manchester Street at the South Forbes Road intersection to provide dedicated left turn lanes from Manchester Street to northbound and southbound Forbes Road.
- Squires Road Sidewalk: $165,093-Construction a new sidewalk on the north side of the 200 block of Squires Road.
- KY Horse Park Legacy Trail Extension: $2,513,609-Construction of a 1.8-mile extension of the Legacy Trail shared use path located along the southern and western property boundaries of the Kentucky Horse Park. This project is being constructed by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet on behalf of LFUCG and the Kentucky Horse Park.
- West Hickman Trail: $760,710-Construction of a shared use trail within Veterans Park. This will be an extension of an existing trail within the park that connects to an elementary school.
- Fourth Street Corridor Enhancements: $1,040,000-Construction of new sidewalks, drainage improvements, wayfinding and signage, street and pedestrian lighting along 4th street between Jefferson and Upper Streets, and intersection traffic calming at Fourth and Jefferson, Fourth and Broadway and Fourth and Upper Streets.
- Town Branch Commons: Midland Section-$3,200,000-Construction of bicycle and pedestrian facilities which will connect to other similar improvements in downtown on Main and Vine Streets. This section will eventually connect Town Branch Trail to Legacy Trail through downtown.