Department of Highways, District 5
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $615,188 in Highway Contracts in Jefferson County
Louisville, KY – (September 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Jefferson County. Two contracts, totaling $615,188, have 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 culvert will be replaced on Johnson Road (KY 1531) at the tributary of Floyds Fork. Walter Martin Excavating was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $86,942.
Landscaping will be installed on the Watterson Expressway (I-264) at the interchange with Virginia Avenue and Dumesnil Street. F. D. Jacobi Sodding Service, Inc. was awarded the low bid for this contract in the amount of $528,246.
Jefferson 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 June 2006. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.