Last week we reported that the Kentucky House of Representatives passed their version of the 2-year road plan, which did not include the completion of KY 92 between McCreary and Whitley Counties.
At that time Senator Max Wise, whose District includes McCreary and Senate President Robert Stivers, who serves Whitley County, assured constituents that they would fight to keep the long-standing project alive.
On Tuesday the Senate released their version of the road plan, which included many projects the Democrat-led House had omitted, including KY 92.
The Senate plan calls for $33,300,000 included for construction on the McCreary side – from 1,450 feet west of KY 592 to just past the county line, and $23,800,000 for the work on the Whitley County side – from the county line to 1,000 feet east of Old Jellico Creek.
The biennial plan calls for a total of $4.64 billion in road projects over the next two years, about $100 million more than the plan passed by the House last week.
The full Senate was scheduled to vote on the bill Wednesday.
Once passed, the bill will be sent back to the House for their approval. If the House does not approve the bill, it will be sent to a conference committee where the two legislative bodies will attempt to work out a compromise.