Department of Highways, District 5
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award a $528,788 Highway Contract in Franklin County
Louisville, KY – (October 28, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Franklin County. A contract, totaling $528,788, has been approved by the cabinet.
"Here in Kentucky we have embraced a philosophy that relies on a solid transportation system as the underpinning for flourishing commerce," said Governor Ernie Fletcher. "Highway projects such as these are a shining example of our commitment to those principles."
The contract was awarded for the resurfacing of Bald Knob Road (US 421) from Clifty Drive to KY 12. H.G. Mays Corporation was awarded the low bid for this contract in the amount of $528,788.
Franklin County is one of eight counties in District 5. Approximately $2.3 million has been awarded for projects in District 5 during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $60 million worth of projects have recently been authorized which brings the total amount of contracts awarded this year to more than $600 million.
"We want Kentuckians and visitors alike to know that whenever you drive and wherever you drive in this Commonwealth, you can count on safe, dependable roads," said Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. "As we evaluate projects, safety, reliability and economic development are at the top of the list."
Locally, work is expected to begin in the spring of 2006 and the anticipated completion date is July 2006. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.