By Nolan Miles
P3 Kentucky Staff Writer
Kentucky is among many other states across the nation in dire need of infrastructure investment. The Kentucky Chamber of Commerce understands that, which is why infrastructure investment was included in the Chamber’s Four Pillars of Prosperity Plan in 2015.
“Kentucky, a state within a day’s drive of 65% of the population, has affordable energy, five major interstate highways, a growing logistics industry, new manufacturing, agricultural development and many other opportunities,” David Adkisson, president and CEO of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce said. “However, to further capitalize on our strengths and support the growth we’ve already experienced, we must invest in our transportation infrastructure.”
While Kentucky continues to experience record breaking economic investment, the Chambers relies on the Four Pillars for Prosperity to “capitalize on the state’s strategic advantages.”
“We cannot afford to miss an opportunity during the 2018 session of the General Assembly to make sustainable changes to our road fund formula,” writes Adkisson. “Kentucky faces a billion-dollar backlog of resurfacing projects, $500 million in annual need for new projects and maintenance of existing infrastructure, and 1,200 projects prioritized by the state for investment for either safety or economic reasons.
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