Department of Highways, District 6
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $792,496.07 in Highway Contracts for Owen County
Covington, Kentucky – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Owen County. Two contracts, totaling $792,496.07, have been approved by the cabinet.
“These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Owen 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 resurfacing various routes in Owen County. Routes being resurfaced are: New Columbus Road (KY 607) from KY 2018 extending northeasterly to Glass Lane for a distance of 1.36 miles, Old New Liberty Road (KY 978) from US 127 extending northwesterly to Twin Creek Bridge for a distance of 4.32 miles, Squiresville Road (KY1982) from KY 355 extending easterly to Dotson Road for a distance of 2.27 miles and from Squiresville Road (KY 1982) from Dotson Road extending southeasterly to KY 22 for a distance of 4.73 miles. Mago Construction Company, LLC of Bardstown, Kentucky was awarded the low bid contract of $422,035.97.
The second project is also resurfacing several routes in Owen County. These routes being resurfaced are: Craig-Miles Road (KY 36) from KY 227 extending east to US 127 for a distance of 3.42 mile, Swope-Natlee Road (KY 2018) from KY 607 extending north to KY 1883 for a distance of 1.86 miles, Worthville Road (KY 227) from Bethel Ridge Road extending north to Eagle Creek Bridge for a distance of 3.27 miles. Thermoplastic Pavement Striping will also be installed on .10 mile of this intersection. Ohio Valley Asphalt, LLC of Paris, Kentucky was awarded the low bid contract of $370,460.10.
The contracts awarded to Owen County are contained in one of the largest lettings ever in the transportation cabinet. Owen 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.