Department of Highways, District 6
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $501,254.24 in Highway Contracts for Carroll and Gallatin Counties
Covington, Kentucky – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Carroll and Gallatin Counties. Three contracts, totaling $501,254.24, have been approved by the cabinet.
“These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Carroll and Gallatin Counties are able to get to their work, schools or other destinations with confidence that our state’s roads are in the best condition possible,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.
In Carroll County, the I-75 Bridge over the Kentucky will be receiving some bridge repairs. Overlay, Inc from Mitchellsburg, Kentucky was awarded the low bid contract of $40,048.00.
Another project involves various routes in both Carroll and Gallatin Counties for asphalt resurfacing which include Worthville Road (KY 467) from KY 35/KY 47 in Sanders extending east to the Carroll-Gallatin Line for a distance of .61 miles, and from Worthville Road (KY 467) from the Carroll County line extending east to US 127 Main Street in Glencoe for a distance of 7.67 miles. Ohio Valley Asphalt LLC from Paris, Kentucky was awarded the low bid contract of $273,267.00.
In Gallatin County various routes are scheduled for asphalt resurfacing. They include Walnut Valley Road (KY 184) from 2.5 miles north of the Carroll County line extending northerly to US 42 for a distance of 3.72 miles, and on Boone Road (KY 465) from 2.2 miles northeast of KY 35 extending northerly to KY 455 for a distance of 1.70 miles. Ohio Valley Asphalt LLC from Paris, Kentucky was awarded the low bid contract of $187,939.24.
The contracts awarded to Carroll and Gallatin Counties are contained in one of the largest lettings ever in the transportation cabinet. Carroll and Gallatin Counties are two of eleven counties in District Six. Approximately $53,200,076.61 has been awarded for projects in District Six. Statewide, more than $167 million worth of projects have been authorized.
“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 Kentuckians,” said acting Secretary Bill Nighbert.
Locally, the I-75 Bridge repair project over the Kentucky River is expected to begin in the near future and is anticipated to be complete by fall of 2005. The asphalt resurfacing projects will be complete by fall of 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.