Bridges, Local Streets and Roads
Kentucky's local road, highway and bridge network includes a total of 80,000 miles of roadway.
An extensive road network of major highways, interstates, rural secondary roads, county roads, municipal roads, and nearly 14,000 bridges connects Kentucky’s citizens to a variety of life enhancing opportunities including education, employment, health care, social services, and retail facilities.
The road network also provides opportunities for Kentucky’s industrial, agricultural, and commercial entities who use the transportation network to move freight in a timely and efficient manner. Need facts about freight, location, etc.
Kentucky’s local road, highway, and bridge network must be continually improved, enhanced, and maintained. Funding for maintenance, improvements, and enhancements is derived primarily from fees collected from users of the road and highway network.
In order to ensure that adequate revenues are available to enhance, maintain, and improve Kentucky’s roads and bridges, KBT urges the General Assembly to restore the Road Fund revenues lost since 2015, adjust revenues to offset the loss of toll credits and implement a user fee system for low consumption vehicles in order to provide a sustainable funding stream for the future and to fund the additional needed projects identified by the legislature and needs identified by counties and cities. Further, KBT encourages annual increases in order to provide a durable revenue source for the future.