Department of Highways, District 3
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $1,226,287 in Highway Contracts in Barren County

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, July 12, 2005  
Contact Information:  Contact: Keirsten Jaggers
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District 3 – Bowling Green
(270) 746-7898
Miranda Thacker
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Office of Public Affairs
(502) 564-3419

Glasgow, KY – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Barren County.  Three contracts, totaling $1,226,287 have been approved by the cabinet.

"These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Barren County are able to get to their work, schools or other destinations with confidence that our state’s roads are in the best condition possible,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.

The first contract provides for resurfacing on various routes in Barren County. Glass Paving, Inc. of Glasgow was awarded the low-bid contract for $765,651.80. The second contract is for resurfacing on KY 90 and KY 252. Glass Paving, Inc. of Glasgow was awarded the low-bid contract for $371,760.50. The third contract also involves resurfacing and will upgrade the Mammoth Cave Road (KY 255) from US 31W north to the Mammoth Cave Parkway. Glass Paving, Inc. of Glasgow was awarded the low-bid contract for $88,875.10.

The contracts awarded to Barren County are contained in on of the largest lettings ever in the transportation cabinet.  Barren County is one of ten counties in District 3. Approximately $3,904,381 has been awarded for projects in District 3. Statewide, more than $167 million worth of projects have been authorized.

“These new projects will help to repair and upgrade our aging highway infrastructure and provide safer roads that will further economic development and enhance safe travel for Kentuckians,” said acting Secretary Bill Nighbert.

Locally, work is expected to begin in the near future and the anticipated completion dates for each are November 30, 2005 for the first one and October 31, 2005 for the last two. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.