Feb 19 2010
U.S. Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) announced today that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has released funding for widening of I-75 in Rockcastle County. Last year, Rogers secured this important funding as part of the 2009 DOT funding cycle. This $712,500 will help create 3 lanes northbound and southbound in order to improve safety and reduce congestion.
“Improving our roads is one of the most effective ways to bring new economic opportunities to our region,” Rogers said. “Interstate 75 is a main thoroughfare for Rockcastle County, Kentucky, and the nation. Not only will these dollars make travel safer and more enjoyable, these funds will open up economic development for the small businesses within Rockcastle County. Now, more than ever, it is critical that we provide more opportunities for transportation and job creation, as well as open up tourism to Renfro Valley and the beautiful Rockcastle River.”
This additional $712,500 will support ongoing work to widen the I-75 from four to six lanes, addressing important traffic congestion and safety issues along the Rockcastle County section of this important national corridor. Over the last seven years, Rogers has secured over $9 million toward this project.
As a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, Rogers works to secure funding for important initiatives in the fifth Congressional District.