Coleman Announces Funding for Traffic Safety Improvements Near Three Warren County Schools

May 12, 2021

Left to right: Cumberland Trace Elementary School Principal Wes Cottongim, Bristow Elementary School Principal Chris Stunson, WCPS Superintendent Rob Clayton, Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman, Warren East High School Principal Jonathan Vincent, and State Rep. Patti Minter.
Credit Lisa Autry

Warren County has been awarded state funding for three highway projects that will improve safety around schools.  

Lt. Gov. Jacqueline Coleman visited Bristow Elementary School on Wednesday with a ceremonial check in the amount of $880,000. 

“In order to have the type of state we want, we have to honor and invest in our schools," Coleman said. "I’m a former teacher and I know kids’ well-being, their education and their safety, go hand in hand and they are inseparable.”

One of the projects will eliminate left-hand turns against traffic on U.S. 31W in front of Bristow Elementary.  Traffic exiting the school will be able to more safely cross the busy, four-lane highway. 

Another project will create an additional left-turn lane at the new Cumberland Trace Elementary School.  Funding will allow dual left turn lanes at the intersection of KY 2158 and KY 234.

The final project will construct a sidewalk and ramps on the campus of Warren East High School and Middle School. The sidewalk will lead students from the front entrance to a pedestrian crosswalk at the intersection of U.S. 31W and KY 526, which many students cross to get to stores across from the schools.