Citizens in the eastern Kentucky town hit hard by last spring’s tornado will see some major highway improvements. Governor Beshear announced Wednesday initial funding for a seven million dollar project to widen Main Street through West Liberty. Some of the money will also go to repair storm damaged streets and roads. The widening project involves a T shaped area of downtown. State Officials say some ten thousand vehicles per day travel the route, including large freight trucks.
Governor Beshear said ‘An extraordinary disaster requires an extraordinary response.’ He added, ‘We cannot wait until the legislature takes up a new Kentucky highway plan in 2014.