Department of Highways, District 11
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $908,938 in Highway Contracts for Laurel County

Press Release Date:  Monday, June 12, 2006  
Contact Information:  SANDY RUDDER
(606) 598-2145

Manchester, KY – (June 12, 2006) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Laurel County.   Two contracts totaling $908,938 have been approved by the cabinet.

“For Kentucky to sustain a robust economy, we must continue to support and strengthen a solid transportation infrastructure,” said Kentucky Governor Ernie Fletcher. “These projects are indicative of the kind of improvements we must continue to make in our transportation network. The fiscal health of the Commonwealth and the overall quality of life for all Kentuckians depend on this kind of progress.”

A contract was awarded for the resurfacing of KY 363 (Whitley Street) from KY 192 (MP 9.654) extending north to KY 2391 (MP 10.875), a distance of 1.22 miles and KY 363 (Keavy Road) from KY 552 north (MP 3.478) extending north to Maple Grove/Wyan Road (MP 6.748), a distance of 3.27 miles.  KY 490 (London-Mt. Vernon Road) from KY 1376 (MP 2.161) extending north to KY 578 (MP 5.963), a distance of 3.80 miles.   Elmo Greer and Sons LLC, London, KY was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $594,111.98.

A second contract for the resurfacing of US 25 (London-Mount Vernon Road) from  KY 490(MP 16.379) extending northerly to south end of I-75 overpass (MP 19.333), a distance of 2.95 miles.  Elmo Greer and Sons LLC, London, KY was also awarded the low bid for this contract in the amount of $314,826.77.

Laurel County is one of 8 counties in Highway District 11, which includes Bell, Clay, Harlan, Jackson, Knox, Leslie and Whitley.   Approximately $2,098,082 has been awarded for projects in District 11 during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $94 million worth of projects have recently been authorized.

“These projects further Governor Ernie Fletcher’s commitments to providing the commonwealth with safe, dependable roads that lead to new jobs,” said Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Through these projects, we are moving the state forward and providing greater opportunities for everyone who calls Kentucky home.”

Locally, work is expected to begin in the near future and the anticipated completion date will be November 30, 2006.  Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.