Department of Highways, District 3
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $427,000 Highway Contract in Butler County

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 26, 2005  
Contact Information:  Keirsten Jaggers
Public Information Officer
(270) 746-7898 or (270) 202-0446

MORGANTOWN, KY– (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Butler County. A contract, totaling $427,573.70 has been approved by the cabinet.


            “Our highway system is the driving force behind Kentucky’s economic prosperity and flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “These projects are an example of our continuing work to provide a safe and reliable transportation system throughout the commonwealth.”


            A contract was awarded to Qualified Paving LLC for $427,573.70 for the resurfacing of four roadways. Love Lee Decker Road (KY 411) will be resurfaced from KY 70 to Emery Road, a distance of 3.67 miles. Richeileu Road (KY 1038) will be resurfaced from the Logan County line to KY 1083, a distance of 1.70 miles. Dunbar-Leetown Road (KY 2267) will be resurfaced from KY 1153 to KY 70, a distance of 4.43 miles. Dexterville Gilstrap Cut Through Road (KY 2269) will be resurfaced from Indian Camp Creek Bridge to KY 2713, a distance of 2.27 miles.


            Butler County is one of 10 counties in District 3. Approximately $3,977,000 has been awarded for projects in District 3 during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $110 million worth of projects have recently been authorized. 


            “These maintenance, upgrades and new road projects reflect our commitment to the traveling public,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Kentucky’s motorists can rest assured that they are driving on safe, reliable roads.”


            Locally, work is expected to begin in the near future and the anticipated completion date is November 30, 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.