KYTC - District 4 Department of Highways - ELIZABETHTOWN
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $20,865,513.09 in Highway Contracts in Hardin County

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 26, 2005  
Contact Information:  Becky Judson
Department of Highways
District 4
(270) 766-5066



            Elizabethtown, KY – (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Hardin County.  Two contracts, totaling $20,865,513.09, have 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.”


            Approximately five miles of I-65 in Hardin County will be repaved. Gohmann Asphalt and Construction, Inc. was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $20,741,000.


            A second contract was awarded to resurface Vine Grove Road (KY 144) from KY 313 extending north to US 31W, approximately two miles.  Scotty’s Contracting and Stone, LLC was awarded the low bid for this contract in the amount of $124,513.09.


            Hardin County is one of 11 counties in District 4. Approximately $28 million has been awarded for projects in District 4 during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $110 million worth of projects have recently been authorized. 


            “These maintenance and upgrade 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 on both projects in the near future. The I-65 project is expected to be complete in 300 calendar days and the anticipated completion date for the KY 144 project is fall of 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.