Department of Highways, District 7
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $229,873.95 in Highway Contracts in Jessamine County

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 11, 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 $229,873.95 in Highway Contracts in Jessamine County

 

            LEXINGTON, KY – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Jessamine County.  Two contracts, totaling $229,873.95, have been approved by the cabinet in the recent June letting.

 

            “These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Jessamine County are able to get to their work, schools or other destinations with confidence that our state’s roads are in the best condition possible,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.

 

            The two projects for Jessamine County include:

·        Resurfacing of KY 33, Versailles-Wilmore Road in Jessamine and Woodford County.  Lexington Quarry Company has been awarded the $99,316.85 contract.  Anticipated completion date: October 30, 2005.

·        Resurfacing of KY 29, Lexington Avenue, from Lowerey Lane to Epworth Avenue.  Lexington Quarry Company has been awarded the $130,557.10 contract.  Anticipated completion date: September 30, 2005.

 

            The contracts awarded to Jessamine County are contained in one of the largest lettings ever by the Transportation Cabinet.  Jessamine County is one of 12 counties in District Seven. Approximately $2.5 million has been awarded for projects in District Seven. Statewide, more than $167 million worth of projects have been authorized.

 

            “These new projects will help to repair and upgrade our aging highway infrastructure and provide safer roads that will further economic development and enhance safe travel for Kentuckians,” said acting Secretary Bill Nighbert.

 

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

 

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