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.