Department of Highways, District 6
KY 165 in Robertson County to Be Improved
$9.1 million dollar construction project to make road safer for travel
Covington, Kentucky – (December 6, 2006) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) announce that the construction project to improve KY 165, including replacement of a bridge over Johnson Creek is ready to begin.
“The improvements to KY 165 will provide a much safer route for drivers,” said Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Governor Fletcher mandates that our road projects improve safety and lead to jobs. This project is yet another example of the Governor taking action to enhance the quality of life for Kentuckians.”
Hinkle Contracting Corporation of Paris, Kentucky will be performing this work. They were the successful bidder with the low bid of $9.1 million.
This construction project will improve the characteristics of the road by straightening out two sections of KY 165. One area of concentration will be from US 68 near the Fleming County line to KY 1029. The other section affected will be from KY 617 to KY 1476. A new bridge and approaches will be constructed over Johnson Creek.
Tom Schomaker, Executive Director for District 6 said, “The project will realign and widen sections of KY 165, making it a much safer road to travel.”
Hinkle Construction is currently mobilizing equipment on both sections of the project. In the upcoming weeks, crews will be installing culverts and excavating operations will be ongoing.
Traffic will be maintained at all times. Motorists should watch for traffic control and flagging operations.
The construction project is anticipated to be complete in June, 2008.