Georgetown will receive major improvements
GEORGETOWN, Ky. (WTVQ/PRESS RELEASE) – The state has announced more than $2 million for various projects in Scott County, such as the Legacy Trail extension, streetscape and overpass project in Georgetown and the construction of a wading pool in Veterans Park. in Sadieville.
According to the state, the trail will include a trailhead and park-and-ride lot located at the western end of Jodphur Lane, where the road turns east. The trailhead will include five parking spaces, including a handicapped accessible (ADA) space, available exclusively to Legacy Trail users. An additional 210 parking spaces, six of which will be ADA spaces, will be available in the park for visitors from dusk until dark.
Funding will also be used for additional amenities, to help improve sidewalk accessibility, restrooms adjacent to the multi-purpose track, bike rack and repair station, landscaping, a stone with trail marker, limestone wall and seating area. The trailhead will serve as a park-and-ride facility for trail users.
According to the state, the trailhead will allow trail users to take longer trips while still having access to necessary facilities, such as restrooms, running water and a bike repair station. The extension of the sanitary sewer will improve the possibilities for environmental protection in the recharge area of the Royal Spring aquifer.
The City of Georgetown began work on the Georgetown Streetscape Project in July 2016 after receiving a grant under the Transportation Alternatives program. Today’s award will help Georgetown complete the project for the benefit of its community.
The Town of Sadeville will use funds for the Veterans Park Splash Pad project to ensure there is a place for people to cool off in the summer, as the town currently lacks water recreation within 20 miles from the park. This project will further enhance the Veterans Park and provide a fun and safe summer activity for residents of Sadieville and surrounding communities.