Department of Highways, District 11
US 25 Resurfacing Project Complete between Corbin and London

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, August 02, 2005  
Contact Information:  SANDY RUDDER
606) 598-2145

Acting Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert, along with other state and local dignitaries gathered in Laurel County today to celebrate the resurfacing, with turn lane enhancements, of US 25 between Corbin and London.  This $2.1 million, nine mile section of highway was celebrated by a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting.  

“Kentuckians deserve to travel on safe, smooth highways,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Kentucky are able to get to work, school or other destinations with the confidence that our state’s roads are in the best condition possible.”

This project began as a $1 million resurfacing project.   As a result of the economic development along this corridor, turn lane enhancements were also included resulting in a total funding amount of $2,061,433.  Turn lanes were constructed at Lily near the Patterson Chip Company and Fariston Road, just north of Hunter Hills Elementary as well as added acceleration/deceleration lanes at the School, the entrance to Sweet Hollow Road, the intersection with KY 1189 near London and Cor-Lon Way Subdivision.  In addition, two-way left turn lanes were constructed from MP 1(near Gilbert Tire) to KY 3431(Greeting Card Road) and from Robinson Creek Road, including Echo Valley Road, to Lily School Road.
Business development along this corridor, which serves as an alternate route for motorists using I-75, has increased tremendously.  As a result of the development, US 25 between Corbin and London is an extremely heavily traveled stretch of roadway.  Throughout the nine mile section are 238 entrances; 103 commercial, 114 residential and 21 intersections. 

Acting Secretary Bill Nighbert stressed the importance of this project to the motorists using this route on a daily basis.   “This project with the additional turn lanes provide a safe merge into and exit from the mainline of traffic,” said acting Secretary Nighbert.   “These type projects repair and upgrade our aging highway infrastructure and enhance safe travel for all Kentuckians.”


                                                     Fact Sheet

FD05 063 0025 000-010
PCN 04-0096
US 25 (The London-Corbin Road)

• FD05 Funding Original Contract Amount        $ 1,021,438.65

• Maintenance Funding for Sweet Hollow Left and Right Turning Lanes  $ 152,517.62

• Maintenance Funding for Fariston Left Turn Lanes and two-way Left Turns $ 166,073.31
• For Businesses Down to Court Road

• Maintenance Funding for Hunter Hills Right Turn Lane and Acceleration $ 20,150.03
• Lane

• FD05 Funding for Hunter Hills Right Turn Lane and Acceleration Lane  $ 13,057.82

• FD04 Funding for two-way Left Turns from M.P. 1.004 to KY 3431 to include  $ 93,531.15
all businesses in that area

• FD04 Funding for Left Turn at Patterson Chip and Left Turn into Old  $ 53,984.80
• Highway 25 at M.P. 4.240

• FD04 Funding for Left Turn at KY 1189 at M.P. 6.953   $ 57,927.00

• FD52 Funding for Left Turns at Robinson Creek Road, Echo Valley  $ 332,121.30
• Road and Lily School Road and two-way Left Turns throughout from
• M.P. 3.275 to M.P. 4.140

• FD05 Funding for Surface at Left Turn Lanes added by Maintenance  $ 37,084.15
• At Sweet Hollow Road and Fariston Road

• FD04 Funding for Left Turn Lane at Cor-Lon Way     $ 113,548.10

• Total Amount of Monies Spent On This Project    $ 2,061,433.93

ADT(Average Daily Traffic) from the Intersection of US 25E/US 25W/US 25 to KY 1223 is approximately  15,100  vehicles.

ADT in 1969 (before I-75) was 11,500 vehicles.

At present there is 30% more traffic on US 25 than before I-75 was built.