Department of Highways, District 7
KY 169, Tates Creek Road, Highway Improvement Project is scheduled to begin following the Memorial Day Holiday

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



KY 169, Tates Creek Road, Highway Improvement Project is scheduled to begin following the Memorial Day Holiday


LEXINGTON, KY (May 15, 2006) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert announce that work to widen and improve KY 169, Tates Creek Road, in Madison County, is scheduled to begin Wednesday, May 31, 2006.


“Our highway system is the driving force behind Kentucky’s economic prosperity and flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “This project is an example of the success we can have working together in the spirit of cooperation.  This project also underscores my administration’s commitment to providing a safe and reliable transportation system throughout the commonwealth.”


The project involves the widening of approximately 2.4 miles of Tates Creek Road, from West Main Street to just west of Goggins Lane, to a three lane section of highway.  Upon completion the new roadway will consist of one lane in each direction as well as a bi-directional center turn lane.  In addition, portions of the existing Tates Creek stream will be relocated and reforested to accommodate the widen roadway with 465 native trees and shrubs being replanted.


“This project exemplifies the improvements that the Governor and I want to make in our transportation network,” said Secretary Nighbert.  “This improved section of Tates Creek Road will provide the citizens of Madison County with safer, improved access and highlights the Cabinet’s goal regarding the improvement of our highway infrastructure while protecting and enhancing our natural environments.”


The $9.5 million project was awarded to the Allen Company, of Winchester, and has an anticipated completion date of July 1, 2008.  With the completion of this project, the 5200 vehicles per day traveling this route can expect decreased congestion entering and leaving Richmond as well as a marked improvement in sight distance and safety along the route.