Department of Highways, District 6
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $599,896 in Highway Contracts in Gallatin County
Covington, Kentucky – (May 8, 2006) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Gallatin County. A contract, totaling $599,896.00, has been approved by the cabinet.
"Kentuckians deserve to travel on safe, smooth highways,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “These projects reflect my administration's commitment to ensuring that drivers in Kentucky are able to get to work, school and other destinations with the confidence that our state's roads are in the best condition possible. Our vision is to provide a safe and reliable transportation network that leads to new economic opportunities. These projects show how this administration is fulfilling this vision."
A sight improvement project will take place on KY 35 (Sparta-Warsaw Road) in which a left turn lane at the intersection of KY 35 and KY 1130 (Craig’s Creek Road) will be constructed. Horne and Tramel Construction Company was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $599,896.
Gallatin County is one of eleven counties in District 6. Approximately $1.8 million has been awarded for projects in District 6 during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $104 million worth of projects have recently been authorized.
Secretary Bill Nighbert said, “Through the leadership of Governor Fletcher, 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 all Kentuckians.”
Locally, work is expected to begin in the near future and the anticipated completion date late summer 2006. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.