Department of Highways, District 5
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award a $325,728 Highway Contract in Oldham County
Louisville, KY – (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Oldham County. A contract, totaling $325,728, has been approved by the cabinet.
“Our highway system is the driving force behind Kentucky’s economic prosperity and flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “This project is an example of our continuing work to provide a safe and reliable transportation system throughout the commonwealth.”
The contract was awarded for the resurfacing of three roadways. Ash Avenue (KY 362) will be resurfaced from KY 146 to the bridge over Floyds Fork Creek. Gum Street (KY 1694) will be resurfaced from KY 329 to US 42. Halls Hill Road (KY 1817) will be resurfaced fro the Darby Fork Bridge to Cedar Point Road. Ohio Valley Asphalt LLC was awarded the low bid for this contract.
Oldham County is one of eight counties in District 5. Approximately $3.6 million has been awarded for projects in District 5 during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $110 million worth of projects have recently been authorized.
“These maintenance, upgrades and new road projects reflect our commitment to the traveling public,” said acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Kentucky’s motorists can rest assured that they are driving on safe, reliable roads.”
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.