Department of Highways, District 6
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $598,443 in Highway Contracts in Grant County
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $598,443 in Highway Contracts in
Covington, Kentucky– (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Grant County. Two contracts, totaling $598,443.80 have been approved by the cabinet.
“Our highway system is the driving force behind Kentucky’s economic prosperity and flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “These projects are an example of our continuing work to provide a safe and reliable transportation system throughout the commonwealth.”
These contracts involve two different asphalt resurfacing projects. One project will resurface various routes in Grant County. Barrett Paving Materials Inc., of Cincinnati, Ohio was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $364,392.80.
The other contract will resurface KY 22 (Taft Highway) from the Owen County line extending north to KY 36. Eaton Asphalt paving Co., Inc., of Covington, Kentucky was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $234,051.00.
Grant County is one of eleven counties in District Six. Approximately $12,262,333.59 million has been awarded for projects in District Six during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $110 million worth of projects have 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, asphalt resurfacing work is expected to begin in the near future and should be completed by the end of the year. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.