Department of Highways, District 3
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $434,000 Highway Contract in Metcalfe County

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



            EDMONTON, KY– (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Metcalfe County. A contract, totaling $434,160.16 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 Scotty’s Contracting and Stone LLC for resurfacing four roads. East Fork Road (KY 544) will be resurfaced from US 68 to mile point 3.526, a distance of 3.53 miles. Summer Shade-Wisdom Road (KY 640) will be resurfaced from KY 2387 to US 68, a distance of 2.51 miles. Sulphur Well-Center Road (KY 869) will be resurfaced from Pete Edwards Road to KY 314, a distance of 1.12 miles. Industrial Road (KY 3524) will be resurfaced from US 68 to KY 80, a distance of 1.30 miles.


            Metcalfe 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.