Frankfort, KY—Representative Dennis Keene (D-Wilder) has secured $4 million in funds for projects in the House transportation budget that was passed earlier this week. “These transportation funds are critical to our cities as they work to fund important infrastructure projects in the next two years,” said Rep. Keene. “Even though the gasoline tax revenue is down due to lower prices, we still are able to significantly fund these projects.” The Senate will pass its own version of the transportation budget and both chambers will work out details in a conference committee.
Projects secured by Rep. Keene in the House transportation budget include:
- $.5 million each for repaving and road projects in Dayton, Highland Heights and Southgate
- $1 million for repaving and road projects in Newport
- $1.5 for design and engineering of a traffic roundabout at the entrance to the City of Dayton; alleviating the need for a traffic light and increasing traffic flow along the roadways
Representative Dennis Keene serves as Vice Chairman on the Budget Subcommittee on Transportation. He regularly works with leaders of the cities in his district to learn about their transportation priorities and to secure the funding for these projects.
Representative Dennis Keene has served the citizens of the 67th District since 2005 and is the chairman of the House Licensing and Occupations Committee, Vice Chairman of Economic Development, Vice Chairman on the Budget Subcommittee on Transportation and a member of the Banking & Insurance Committee. Keene is a small business owner and an economic development advisor for EGC Construction. For more information, visit: www.DennisKeene.com.