During a meeting of the Evarts City Council on Tuesday, council members were told confirmation has been received that KY 38, through the city, will be resurfaced before Oct. 15.
“Last year I told council Rep. Rick Nelson told me he was going to try and get KY 38 paved through the city — never happened,” said Mayor Eddie Manning. “To my understanding something happened and they went over budget on another project, but he did call me about two weeks ago and said it was paid for and the resurfacing will begin sometime between now and Oct. 15.”
Manning said KY 38 will be paved from curb to curb.
“I also asked him if we could get some paving done on KY 215 in the city, but he said from the railroad tracks to the water plant on KY 38 will be paved sometime between now and Oct. 15,” said Manning. “The roadway will have new stripes and it will look really nice. He also told me, unless the governor vetoes it, he has $10,000 set aside for special projects in the city for next year. The city can sure use these funds.”
Manning said the roadway will have to be milled because the road is “getting higher than the sidewalks.”
“Rick said he’d see what he can do about that,” said Manning.
In other council action, members agreed to name the new toddler park, recently constructed in the North Evarts area of the city, the Evarts Preschool Park. Council members asks the community to watch the area to make sure the park is being used for preschool children. Manning said the park is under 24/7 video surveillance.
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