Elizabethtown Highway District
Construction continues on KY 933 project in Meade County
ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (June 1, 2010) — Construction is under way on a $4.4 million new route and realignment for KY 933 in Meade County to improve highway safety and access to local industry.
“When I look at this project, I see potential,” Gov. Steve Beshear said. “Our economy depends on reliable transportation. With rail, nearby air service, the potential of the mighty Ohio River, and now a new, modern roadway, the opportunity for local industry and economic development to flourish in Meade County is strong.”
Work on a new section of the road began in March. Construction will impact the existing roadway beginning in June.
The 2.4-mile project includes a new stretch that will tie the existing KY 933 from Buttermilk Falls Road southwest to KY 448 near Berryman Road. The project is designed to ease truck access to area industrial sites, including Buttermilk Falls Industrial Park. The road would also provide access to a river port under development.
The project is funded by state bonds approved by the Legislature. “This bond funding has allowed several important projects to move forward,” Acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “The KY 933 project, like many others across Kentucky, is an investment in our future.”
Beginning Sunday, June 6, KY 933 will be closed to through traffic for 30 days because of construction. Motorists can detour via KY 448 to the west and KY 1638 to the east.
Kelsey Construction LLC is the prime contractor. Engineers expect to complete the project by late summer 2011.