BUILD Grant Will Be Used For Improvements On KY 536 Corridor In Kenton Co.

The road will be realigned and widened to four lanes.

(Kenton County, Ky.) – Much needed capacity and safety improvements will be made to roads in rural communities of Kenton County.

Governor Andy Beshear announced Tuesday that $38.1 million in federal discretionary transportation grants have been awarded in Logan, Todd and Kenton counties, along with the City of Corbin.

Kenton County will receive $9.6 million towards improvements of 1.5 miles of the KY 536 corridor between U.S. 25 in Boone County and KY 1303 in Kenton County.

The west end of the project connects to the KY 536 interchange at I-71/I-75. KY 536 will be realigned and widened to four lanes from two, with a raised median.

The project will also improve entrances to nearby businesses.

The BUILD grant will cover 80 percent of the $12.05 million total cost. KYTC will provide $2.1 million in state funds, while Kenton County has committed $200,000 and the City of Independence $50,000 as local matches.

“I’m very appreciative of KYTC’s support for Kenton County’s BUILD grant application,” Judge-Executive Kris Knochelmann said. “The Transportation Cabinet has been a strong supporter of this project, which will benefit the cities of Independence and Taylor Mill, as well as other cities across Boone, Campbell and Kenton counties that need better east-west transportation options. The reconstruction of KY 536 will be transformative for Northern Kentucky, and the active engagement of KYTC has been integral to this effort.”

A start date for the project was not announced. 

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