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Repainting of Twin Bridges to be funded with money from gasoline tax

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Over the weekend, Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced there was a problem with the paint when the bridges were painted in 2007.

Kentucky Transportation officials tell 14 News that all of their bridge maintenance projects like re-painting the Twin Bridges are funded through tax dollars.

KTC public information officer Keith Todd says money for projects like this one comes from a gasoline tax. He says, in Kentucky, 18.5 cents from each gallon of gasoline purchased goes into that maintenance fund.  

Some drivers 14 News talked with on Monday, remember the traffic inconveniences caused by bridge re-painting back in '07 and aren't looking forward to spending tax dollars on it again so soon.

"I hate to have to redo something like that quick, but it's understandable that things happen. I hate to have to spend the money for it but that's just how it is," says driver Walt Busby. 

"Not excited about it, but got to do what you got to do, I guess," driver Harold Noll says.

Todd says the Twin Bridges are now on a list, along with other Kentucky bridges in need of maintenance.  

He says one or both of the bridges will most likely be painted in the next five to ten years.

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