Estill County Awarded Large Sum for Pavement Improvements by Governor Bevin


During Wednesday’s Estill County Fiscal Court meeting, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) Department of Rural and Municipal Aid Commissioner Gray Tomblyn II announced $434,936 in discretionary funds for vital resurfacing work on portions of seven county-maintained roads. Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling, and base failures. The investment supports Gov. Matt Bevin’s commitment to prioritize transportation infrastructure projects and increase economic opportunity across the Commonwealth.

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“The Bevin administration continues to focus on taking care of what we have at both the state and local level to address critical infrastructure needs that improve safety and support job creation and retention,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “This funding builds upon existing transportation investments and allows the Cabinet to collaborate with local governments to identify projects that will have a large impact in communities.”

Estill County Judge-Executive Donnie Watson identified these roads as being among the most critical in the county.   

“We are so grateful for the discretionary funds Gov. Bevin has approved for Estill County,” said Judge-Executive Watson. “Many thanks to Gov. Matt Bevin, Secretary Greg Thomas, and Commissioner Gray Tomblyn for working with us at the local level to address our infrastructure needs. This funding will go a long way to improve our roads and make Estill County a better place to live and work.” 

Projects submitted to the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid for discretionary fund consideration were evaluated by the KYTC district staff to assess the condition of roads and determine the most critical needs based on factors such as safety, economic impact, and traffic volumes.

“I’m pleased to learn that Estill County has received funding for these resurfacing projects,” said Sen. Albert Robinson. “These improvements will certainly benefit this community with more dependable and safe roadways.”

The Estill County Fiscal Court is responsible for administering the work, and KYTC will reimburse the county for the resurfacing.

“I am really pleased to see the Cabinet move forward with repaving these roads in Estill County and look forward to the completion of the project,” said Rep. Cluster Howard. “This will ensure the routes are safer for the community.”

Resurfacing work will address portions of:

  • Lilly Ferry Road (CR 1317) from milepoint 0.86 to milepoint 2.58
  • Little Doe Creek Road (CR 1100) from milepoint 0.521 to milepoint 0.91
  • John Rawlings Road (CR 1300) from milepoint 0.00 to milepoint 0.486
  • Pitts Road (CR 1012) from milepoint 0.628 to milepoint 2.77
  • Woodland Estates (CR 1254) from milepoint 0.339 to milepoint 0.753
  • Little Rock Road (CR 1242) from milepoint 0.70 to milepoint 3.10
  • Racetrack Road (CR 1328) from milepoint 1.076 to milepoint 1.751