Department of Highways, District 5
FLETCHER ADMINISTRATION AWARDS $1.6 MILLION IN ROAD IMPROVEMENTS AT KY 22 AND MURPHY LANE
Louisville, Ky. (July 14, 2005)– Motorists will start seeing road signs this week alerting them the long-awaited improvements will soon begin on KY 22 at Murphy Lane. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) has let a contract for work, which will add a traffic signal and turning lanes on KY 22 and Murphy Lane at this intersection. The project will also include improvements to correct sight distance problems at this location.
"The safety improvements this project will provide are another example of Governor Ernie Fletcher’s commitment of providing a safe and reliable transportation system," said Bill Nighbert, Acting Transportation Secretary. Funding for this $1.6 million construction project is from state funds.
The contract was awarded to Gohmann Asphalt & Construction of Clarksville, Indiana. "During construction, the contractor will maintain the current traffic pattern on KY 22 at Murphy Lane which is one lane of traffic in each direction," said Barry Sanders, Chief District Engineer for the Department of Highways Louisville District. Before the Jefferson County Public School year begins, Murphy Lane will be closed for a seven day period to facilitate culvert installation. Construction is scheduled for completion in October of 2005.