Department of Highways, District 5
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award a $297,347 Highway Contract in Bullitt County
Louisville, KY – (September 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Bullitt County. A contract, totaling $297,347, has been approved by the cabinet.
"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."
The contract was awarded for the resurfacing of four roadways. Waterford Road (KY 660) will be resurfaced from the Bullitt/Jefferson County line to KY 1319. Martin Hill Road (KY 1417) will be resurfaced from KY 44 to KY 1526. Brooks Hill Road (KY 1526) will be resurfaced from Holsclaw Hill Road to KY 1020. Flatlick-Greenbriar Road (KY 2706) will be resurfaced from US 31E and extending west 1.34 miles. Mago Construction Company, LLC was awarded the low bid for this contract in the amount of $297,347.
Bullitt County is one of eight counties in District 5. Approximately $912,000 has been awarded for projects in District 5 during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $91 million worth of projects have recently been authorized which brings the total amount of contracts awarded this year to more than $521 million.
"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."
Locally, work is expected to begin in the near future and the anticipated completion date is November 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.