Department of Highways, District 7
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $1,424,179.65 in Highway Contracts in Fayette 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 $1,424,179.65 in Highway Contracts in Fayette County

 

LEXINGTON, KY – (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Fayette County.  Two contracts, totaling $1,424,179.65, 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 Fayette County include:

  • Resurfacing of Georgetown Road (US 25) from 0.069 miles north of I-75 (MP 19.100) to the Scott County Line (MP 22.286).  Georgetown Road (US 25) from Newtown Pike (MP 15.133) to New Circle Road (MP 16.247).  L-M Asphalt Partners, LTD has been awarded the $690,149.25 contract.  Completion is scheduled for October 15, 2005.
  • Resurfacing of Richmond Road (US 25) from KY 418 (MP 8.244) to Eagle Creek Drive (MP 9.462).  Russell Cave Road (KY 353) from Winburn Drive/Radcliffe Road (MP 1.183) to Greenwich Road/KY 1878 (MP 6.746).  L-M Asphalt Partner, LTD has been awarded the $734,030.40 contract.  Completion is scheduled for October 15, 2005.

Fayette 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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