HARRODSBURG - Stuart Goodpaster of the state Transportation Cabinet's District 7 office the made his first visit to brief Mercer County Fiscal Tuesday and went away with a list of questions and suggestions about road improvements from the court.
An engineer, Goodpaster has taken the place of Willie Whittamore, who was a familiar face to court members. He was accompanied by engineer Vicki Perkins Griggs. The state has 79 miles of roadway in the Rural Secondary Road Program in Mercer County.
Mercer County is apportioned $560,696 this year; $263,900 is expected to be used on the roads for maintenance and traffic. The judge-executive's office receives $3,862 to administer the program. That leaves $293,954 for improvement projects.
The state recommends resurfacing:
* Russel Branch Road from Dixville Road to Deep Creek Road at a cost of about $86,032.
* Brewers Mill Road from Ky. 152 to Ky. 1989 at a cost of about $99,363.