Planned Transportation Spending
An examination of Kentucky's 2011-2014 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program reveals that new road capacity projects account for the largest chunk of proposed spending (43 percent). Road maintenance/minor widening projects follow, making up 17 percent of the spending. Bridge maintenance/replacement projects account for 15 percent and include the bridges over Lake Barkley and Kentucky Lake. Bridge capacity expansion projects, such as the Louisville Bridges project, make up 10 percent of the STIP. Safety projects account for 6 percent of the planned spending, and projects classified as “other” 4 percent. Bicycle/pedestrian projects are 3 percent, and transit projects comprise 2 percent of the planned expenditures. Road or bridge projects with bicycle/pedestrian components (such as adding sidewalks when reconstructing a roadway) account for less than 1 percent of the STIP. share
Proposed Spending, FY 2011-2014
|Project Type||Cost (Millions)|
|Road Maintenance/Minor Widening||$747.16|
|Road/Bridge Project with Bike/Ped Components||$1.12|
|New Road Capacity||$1,855.83|
|Bridge Capacity Expansion||$423.11|
* $59.19 million in projects classified as “Safety Priority” by the KYDOT are bridge maintenance/replacement or bicycle/pedestrian projects.
** Transit total does not includes $360,000 in ferry operating funds.