Department of Highways, District 3
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $256,000 Highway Contract in Edmonson County

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 26, 2005  
Contact Information:  Keirsten Jaggers
Public Information Officer
District 3
(270) 746-7898 or (270) 202-0446



            BROWNSVILLE, KY– (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Edmonson County. A contract, totaling $256,967.70 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 $256,967.70 for improvements to KY 187 and KY 70. The intersection of Roundhill-Brownsville Road (KY 187) and KY 70 will have the grade reduced in order to improve the site distance. “KY 70 is one of the major east-west corridors for Edmonson County. This project will definitely improve the safety for those traveling through that intersection,” said Edmonson County Judge Executive N.E. Reed.


            Edmonson 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 1, 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.