Gov. Beshear Announces Funding to City of Manchester for Much-Needed Road Repair

Governor's Office - 05/23/2022

Gov. Beshear Announces Funding to City of Manchester for Much-Needed Road Repair
Work will eliminate potential hazard on road serving sanitation works, private homes

MANCHESTER, Ky. (May 23, 2022) – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear announced funding to the City of Manchester for much-needed repair to a road that is the site of 24 residences and the local sanitation department.

Lovers Leap Road branches off U.S. Highway 421 and runs along Goose Creek. Though only a one-lane road, it is important to many Kentuckians in the community.

“Two dozen households, in addition to the vitally important sanitation department, depend on this road,” Gov. Beshear said. “This funding will provide visible improvement and better safety in Manchester, which is exactly what families deserve.”

Gov. Beshear approved the city’s request for $29,090 to repair a shoulder break on the creek side of the roadway. The work entails removal of slide material and installation of channel lining to armor the shoulder. A section of 18-inch pipe also must be replaced.

Manchester Mayor James Ed Garrison said, “The City Council and myself would like to formally thank Gov. Beshear and staff for the allocation of funds in the amount of $29,090 for the Lovers Leap Project.”

The award is funded through the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet. Because improvement of transportation infrastructure is one of his administration’s highest priorities, Gov. Beshear asked engineers at KYTC to look at roadways across the commonwealth and determine those in the greatest need for upgrades and repairs. Gov. Beshear to date has approved more than $41.8 million in discretionary road funding for local projects.

“The Transportation Cabinet’s mission is to provide an efficient and modern transportation infrastructure for Kentuckians, and that mission isn’t limited to interstates and parkways,” Gov. Beshear said. “It extends also to small local streets and roads, like Lovers Leap Road, which are vitally important to the people who use them.”