Department of Highways, District 6
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award a $290,269.59 Highway Contract to Bracken County
Covington, Kentucky – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Bracken County. One contract, totaling $290,269.59, has been approved by the cabinet.
“These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Bracken 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.
The project involves various routes in Bracken County for asphalt resurfacing which include Sante Fe Road (KY 539) from the Robertson County line extending north easterly; Bridgeville Road (KY 875) from Vermillion Pike extending north easterly to KY 10; and Dutch Ridge Road (KY 2370) from KY 875 extending northerly to KY 9 (AA Highway) for a total of 9.1 miles.
H.G. Mays Corporation of Frankfort, Kentucky was awarded the low bid contract for $290,269.59.
The contracts awarded to Bracken County are contained in one of the largest lettings ever in the transportation cabinet. Bracken County is one of 11 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, work is expected to begin in the near future will be completed by fall of 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.