Department of Highways, District 7
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $1,386,522 in Highway Contracts in Bourbon County

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 26, 2005  
Contact Information:  David B. Thacker
Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District Seven
859-246-2355
davidb.thacker@ky.gov
 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $1,386,522 in Highway Contracts in Bourbon County

 

LEXINGTON, KY (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Bourbon County.  Two contracts, totaling $1,386,522, have been approved by the cabinet.

 

“Our highway system is the driving force behind Kentucky’s economic prosperity and flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “These projects are an example of our continuing work to provide a safe and reliable transportation system throughout the commonwealth.”

 

The two projects in Bourbon County include:

 

  • Resurfacing of Clintonville Road (KY 1678) from .25 miles south of Brookstone Drive (MP 7.8) to US 68X (MP 9.09).  Cane Ridge Road (KY 3364) from Stone Road (MP 7.228) to KY 537 (MP 9.367).  North Middletown-Cane Ridge Road (KY 3364) from US 460 (MP 4.739) to Stone Road (MP 7.228).  Hinkle Contracting Corporation has been awarded the $258,486.75 contract.  Completion is scheduled for November 30, 2005.

 

  • Replace bridge and approaches on Stony Point Road (KY 3364) at Strodes Creek and Stoner Creek.  Free Contracting, Inc. has been awarded the $1,128,035.25 contract.  Completion is scheduled for October 01, 2006.

 

Bourbon County is one of 12 counties in District 7. Approximately $4.5 million has been awarded for projects in District 7. Statewide, more than $110 million worth of projects have been authorized. 

 

“These maintenance, upgrades and new road projects reflect our commitment to the traveling public,” said acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Kentucky’s motorists can rest assured that they are driving on safe, reliable roads.”

 

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

 

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