KYTC - District 4 Department of Highways - ELIZABETHTOWN
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award a $6,156,130.50 Highway Contract in Nelson 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 Nelson County.  A contract, totaling $6,156,130.50, 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.  “This project is an example of our continuing work to provide a safe and reliable transportation system throughout the commonwealth.”


            US 31E will be reconstructed from KY 245 to north of Murrays Run Road, approximately 1.7 miles. Mago Construction Company, LLC of Bardstown, KY was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $6,156,130.50.


            Nelson 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. 


            “This upgrade project reflects 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 be completed in 250 working days. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.