The City of Lebanon Junction in Bullitt County has been awarded $157,500.00 in funding from the Kentucky Department for Local Government for a Community Development Block Grant Public Facilities Program water infrastructure project. The City of Lebanon Junction will match the $157,500.00 to cover the total cost of $315,000.00 for the project.
On Thursday, October 24th the Commissioner for the Department for Local Government, Sandra Dunahoo, and other DLG staff visited the City of Lebanon Junction for a special grant award announcement ceremony. The Mayor of Lebanon Junction, Larry Dangerfield, accepted the award and gave a speech on the overall positive impact the water project will have for the community. Matt Curtis with Bluegrass Engineers, the engineer for the project, also spoke at the ceremony and gave a description of the scope of work for the project and how it will improve water quality and pressure for Lebanon Junction’s residents.
The project will improve water quality for the city by removing two problematic dead-end lines that had to be flushed regularly in order to keep residuals down and to keep water flowing and free from sitting static for longer periods of time. Opening these dead-end lines will also increase water flow rates to one of the most isolated areas of the system which currently does not have an adequate emergency connection. The project will also include a new 8-inch water main that will be extended approximately 5,000 linear feet along Preston Highway and will introduce two additional loops within the distribution system which will greatly improve flow capacity while also providing more stable, reliable water pressure levels for Lebanon Junction’s existing customers.
KIPDA’s Community and Economic Development Division staff were happy to assist with the Community Development Block Grant application on behalf of Lebanon Junction and will be involved moving forward with administrative duties when construction begins on the water project. Congratulations Lebanon Junction!