Department of Highways, District 3
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $152,000 Highway Contract in Simpson County

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




            FRANKLIN, KY– (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Simpson County. A contract, totaling $152,603.37 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 $152,603.37 for the construction of a turn lane on KY 100. The .24 mile turn lane will be installed on Franklin-Scottsville Road (KY 100) in front of the east industrial park near the intersection of KY 100 and I-65. “This project on KY 100 will improve the safety for those traveling through this area as well as those exiting/entering the industrial park,” stated Simpson County Judge Executive Jim Simpson.


            Simpson 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 of October 15, 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.