Department of Highways, District 7
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Announces Funding to Resurface Parkers Mill Road

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, February 15, 2006  
Contact Information:  David B. Thacker
Public Information Officer
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
District Seven

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Announces Funding to Resurface Parkers Mill Road

Project Expected to cost approximately $150,000


LEXINGTON, KY (February 15, 2006)-- As part of Governor Ernie Fletcher’s vision to provide a safe and reliable transportation system that leads to economic prosperity, Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert announced today that crews will soon be at work resurfacing Parkers Mill Road in Fayette County.  Work on the project, which is expected to cost around $150,000 should begin in the spring.


"The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is committed to ensuring prosperity and safety as we move full speed ahead to address transportation issues in every part of our great state," said Secretary Nighbert. "The Governor has also 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."


This project will consist of resurfacing Parkers Mill Road from US 60 (Versailles Road) to just west of Bowmans Mill Road.  This project does not include the 4/10 of a mile recently reconstructed by Bluegrass Airport.


“I applaud the cabinet for recognizing this need and taking action to improve the situation,” said Rep. Joe Barrows (D-Versailles).  “This is one project that will improve safety for the people who drive that road everyday and it will provide for easier access to the Bluegrass Airport vicinity.” 


The Parkers Mill Road resurfacing project is expected to be let to contract in a few months.  Motorists can expect delays in this area as traffic will be reduced to one lane at various times while work is on-going.  The project should take about 6 – 8 weeks to complete. 


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