NKY Transportation Projects Receive Grant
Several projects in northern Kentucky have received federal grant from the Ohio-Kentucky-Indiana Regional Council of Governments (OKI), the chairman of the board of directors and the Clermont County commissioner announced Thursday (Oh .), David Painter.
The organization announced a grant of $ 53.8 million for 26 transportation projects in the region.
“Unanimously, the OKI board has delivered an almost $ 54 million infrastructure package that will improve a number of areas in our eight-county region,” said Painter. “Today’s prices represent a major investment in our multimodal transport network. These projects will improve the mobility and safety of drivers, transit users, cyclists and pedestrians. And, they will increase the quality of life for our citizens. “
Kentucky’s plans include the purchase of four full-size hybrid-electric fixed-route replacement buses; road improvements in Highland Heights, near NKU; and the construction of a 2.4 mile segment of the CVG Multi-Use Trail.
Also in northern Kentucky, funding will support improving sidewalks near Bellevue and Edgewood schools.
“Never have these investments been so critical to our economy, our security and our future,” said Mark Policinski, CEO of OKI. “They are an investment in both people and projects in our region. As global competition continues to challenge us, our infrastructure needs to be dramatically improved.
“These improvements range from basic to advanced level; but, they all aim to make the work of the region more fruitful and its quality of life healthier. OKI continues to work hand in hand with communities in the region to identify solutions to their needs and achieve their dreams.
NKY projects awarded with funding:
Fairfield Avenue sidewalk improvements, $ 616,541 (20% local transfer)
Safe Routes to School, $ 288,493 (20% local connection)
CVG Trail East / KY 236 (Donaldson Rd.), $ 1.1 million (50% local match)
CVG Trail North (multi-use trail), $ 1.3 million (50% local match)
Caywood Ele./Turkeyfoot Middle / Tichenor Middle Safe Routes to School, $ 324,482 (20% local connection)
Ky. 1829 / Industrial Rd. To Foundation Drive capacity upgrade, $ 1.1 million (20% local match)
Sunset Dr. Road Improvements, $ 1.3 million (20% local connection)
Replacement of four fixed-route diesel buses, $ 2.2 million (20% local connection)
Photo: Avenue Fairfield in Bellevue (RCN file)