Department of Highways, District 11
Construction progressing on US 25W project in Williamsburg Improvements are on schedule for this project

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, July 18, 2007  
Contact Information:  SANDY RUDDER

MANCHESTER, KY. (July 18, 2007) -  Earth is moving at a furious pace in Williamsburg on US 25W near the downtown area as crews are blasting to remove a rock cliff.  The area from Main Street to Locklin Drive has been closed to traffic since June 4. 

This portion of the contract requiring the closure of US 25W was allowed 61 days for completion.  Elmo Greer & Sons, LLC, was awarded the $7.8 M bid in 2005.  $5,000 a day liquidated damages could be assessed against the company if this phase of the contract isn’t completed on time, therefore, efforts are being made to meet or exceed the deadline.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates the public’s patience as work progresses.  Detours are in place for motorists to travel while this section of roadway is closed for removal of the rock cliff near Highland Park.  Major excavation and removal of debris is scheduled to be completed by August 4.

Construction on this project, located between the Williamsburg exits began in March 2006 and motorists can expect to see a major improvement upon completion.