Department of Highways, District 7
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award a $558,906.40 Highway Contract in Bourbon County

Press Release Date:  Thursday, September 29, 2005  
Contact Information:  David B. Thacker
Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District Seven

Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award a $558,906.40 Highway Contract in Bourbon County



            LEXINGTON, KY – (September 29, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Bourbon County.  One (1) contract, totaling $558,906.40, has been approved by the cabinet.


            “We want Kentuckians and visitors alike to know that WHENEVER you drive and WHEREVER you drive in this Commonwealth, you can count on safe, dependable roads,” said Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “As we evaluate projects, safety, reliability and economic development are at the top of the list.”   


            The contract, awarded to Hinkle Contracting Corporation, consists of  the following project:


·        Resurfacing of Paris Bypass (US 27) including Thermoplastic Markings and Traffic Loops


            Bourbon County is one of 12 counties in District 7. Approximately $5.5 million has been awarded for projects in District 7 during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $91 million worth of projects have recently been authorized which brings the total amount of contracts awarded this year to more than $521 million.


            “Here in Kentucky we have embraced a philosophy that relies on a solid transportation system as the underpinning for flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “Highway projects such as these are a shining example of our commitment to those principles.”


            Locally, work is expected to begin in the near future and the anticipated completion date is June 1, 2006. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.