Department of Highways, District 3
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $521,253 in Highway Contracts in Simpson 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

Franklin, KY – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Simpson County.  Two contracts, totaling $521,253 have been approved by the cabinet.

“These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Simpson 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 Simpson County. Scotty’s Contracting and Stone LLC of Bowling Green was awarded the low-bid contract for $374,456.79. The second contract is also for resurfacing on the Franklin Bypass (KY 1008) from US 31W extending east to .073 miles west of KY 3498. Scotty’s Contracting and Stone LLC of Bowling Green was awarded the low-bid award for 146,796.42.

The contracts awarded to Simpson County are contained in one of the largest lettings ever in the transportation cabinet.  Simpson 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 both projects are November 30, 2005 and October 15, 2005, respectively. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.