Department of Highways, District 7
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Announces a Smooth Ride Ahead for Richmond Road

Press Release Date:  Friday, September 30, 2005  
Contact Information:  David B. Thacker
Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District Seven



The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Announces a Smooth Ride Ahead for Richmond Road


LEXINGTON, KY (September 30, 2005)— As part of Governor Ernie Fletcher’s vision to provide a safe and reliable transportation system, acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert announces that the resurfacing of Richmond Road (US 25) from Eagle Creek Drive to KY 418 is scheduled to begin Tuesday, October 4, 2005


"The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is committed to ensuring the Commonwealth's prosperity and safe mobility by paving the way forward full speed ahead," said acting Secretary Nighbert. "The Governor has directed our cabinet to improve efficiency and maximize the value taxpayers get out of every dollar. We are using those guiding principals on projects both large and small."


The $341,678 project has been awarded to Central Kentucky Asphalt of Lexington, Kentucky.  All major work will occur between the hours of 6:00 p.m. – 6:00 a.m., Monday through Friday.  Resurfacing work will be allowed 24 hours a day on weekends.


The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet asks that motorists utilize caution when traveling through the work zone.  One lane in each direction will remain open at all times.  Appropriate signs, barrels and variable message boards will be use to alert motorists of any lane closures.


Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.