Department of Highways, District 6
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $22,648,271.96 in Highway Contracts to Grant County
Covington, Kentucky – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Grant County. Two contracts, totaling $22,648,271.96, have been approved by the cabinet.
“These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Grant County 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.
One project is the widening of I-75 by adding a lane both north and southbound from the 153.3 mile-marker (south of KY 36) to the 157.7 mile-marker (south of KY 22), totaling 4.4 miles of new roadway in each direction.
Eaton Asphalt Paving Company, Inc. of Covington, Kentucky was awarded the low bid contract for $22,489,980.27.
The second contract is for resurfacing 2.6 mile of KY 36 (Stewartsville Road) from KY 1995 extending east to a half mile east of Clarks Road. Also, resurfacing of one mile on KY 3025 (School Road) from US 25 extending north to Barnes Pike. Thermoplastic Pavement Intersection Markings will be installed on this section of roadway.
Bluegrass Paving, Inc. of Florence, Kentucky was awarded the low bid contract for $158,291.69.
The contracts awarded to Grant County are contained in one of the largest lettings ever in the transportation cabinet. Grant County is one 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 project is expected to begin in the near future and anticipates two construction seasons to complete. The asphalt resurfacing projects will be completed by fall of 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.