Funds would expand east-west corridor in north Ky.

FORT MITCHELL, Ky. (AP) - A project to expand Kentucky Route 536 into a major east-west corridor through Boone, Kenton and Campbell counties could get $54 million in funding.

The General Assembly is scheduled to vote on a two-year road plan Thursday that includes the funding, The Kentucky Enquirer reports.

Kenton County Judge-executive Steve Arlinghaus said northern Kentucky needs a route going east and west as an alternate to Interstate 275 that fills up with commuter traffic.

The project would widen Ky. 536 from two lanes to five lanes and extend the highway in Campbell County between U.S. 27 and AA Highway.

The $54 million would go to purchase land in the right-of-way and design for the road. State Sen. John Schickel said investment in northern Kentucky would benefit the whole state.

Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer,

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