Department of Highways, District 6
Construction to Begin Monday, July 18, 2005 on the I-75 Widening Project
Covington, Kentucky – (July 15, 2005) – As part of Governor Ernie Fletcher’s recent announcement of 167 million authorized in highway contracts statewide, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District Six announces that the I-75 widening project will begin Monday, July 18, 2005.
“The widening of I-75 is another example of our commitment to improving safety on our highways while making the necessary improvements that will increase the potential of future economic development opportunities and preserve the quality of life not only for the citizens of Grant County but for all motorists that travel this interstate,” said acting Secretary Bill Nighbert.
The project will add a new north and southbound lane between just south of KY 36 (153.3 mile-marker) and just south of KY 22 (157.7 mile-marker) for a total of 4.4 miles.
Eaton Asphalt Paving Company, Inc. from Covington, Kentucky was awarded the project with their successful bid of $22,489,980.27 million.
Beginning Monday, July 18 – 22, 2005, night work during weeknights will begin from 7:00 pm to 7:00 am on I-75 northbound and beginning Monday, July 25 – 29 and August 1 – 5, 2005 from 8:00 pm until 7:00 am on I-75 southbound. During the next three weeks, construction crews will be milling, repaving shoulders, and setting up barrier walls to shift traffic onto before beginning construction on the new north and southbound lanes. The speed limit will be reduced to 55 mph during the length of the project. A “Double Fine” construction sign will be in place during the night work hours. Motorists are urged to use caution in work areas, and to be alert for flaggers, workers, and equipment and other items of concern in work zones. Motorists are asked to pay careful attention to warning signs alerting them of the roadwork and obey work zone speed limits.
Maintenance and construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies, and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates your patience during the construction process. Our mission is to provide a safe, efficient, environmentally sound and fiscally responsible transportation system that promotes economic growth and enhances the quality of life in Kentucky.
The project anticipates being completed in the fall of 2007.