Before the contemplated date of expenditure of state derived tax revenues on a road or bridge by the city, the city shall give notice in the manner required by KRS Chapter 424 of a public hearing to take the sense of the public with regard to road and bridge matters within the city.  The hearing shall be held not less than seven (7) nor more than twenty-one (21) days after the first publication of the notice and before beginning work on any project covered by this subchapter.
(KRS 174.100 (1))