Department of Highways, District 5
Governor & Transportation Cabinet Award a $344,950 Highway Contract in Henry County
Louisville, KY – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Henry County. A contract, totaling $344,950, has been approved by the cabinet.
“This project reflects my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Henry County are able to get to their work, schools or other destinations with confidence that our state’s roads are in the best condition possible,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.
Lake Jericho Road (KY 153) will be resurfaced from KY 1861 to KY 146. Also, Hillspring Road (KY 1359) will be resurfaced from KY 22 to KY 241. Ohio Valley Asphalt, LLC was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $344,950.
The contract awarded to Henry County is contained in one of the largest lettings ever in the Transportation Cabinet. Henry County is one of 8 counties in District 5. Approximately $6.2 million has been awarded for projects in District 5. Statewide, more than $167 million worth of projects have been authorized.
“These new projects will help to repair and upgrade our aging highway infrastructure and provide safer roads that will further economic development and enhance safe travel for Kentuckians,” said acting Secretary Bill Nighbert.
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.