The order is a formal step to enable the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) to seek emergency funds from the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) in the cabinet’s ongoing work to restore traffic across Kentucky Lake, said a press release by KyTC District One Public Information Officer Keith Todd.
“We continue to explore every possible avenue in our efforts to restore traffic to this vital highway in western Kentucky,” said Beshear. “My executive order is one more step toward that objective. By working with our partners at FHWA, we hope to speed the process as much as possible.”
The executive order calls the bridge “a vital link across this waterway,” and states that the bridge being out has taken its toll on commerce and vital medical, educational and other services throughout the area.
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