Department of Highways, District 7
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $793,533.14 in Highway Contracts in Mercer 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 $793,533.14 in Highway Contracts in Mercer County

 

            LEXINGTON, KY – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Mercer County.  Two contracts, totaling $793,533.14, have been approved by the cabinet in the recent June letting.

 

            “These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Mercer 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 Mercer County include:

·        Replacing the bridge and approaches on KY 1989 (Harrodsburg-Cornishville Road) at Town Branch 0.7 miles west of US 27.  Apex Contracting, Inc. has been awarded the $612,796.15 contract.  Anticipated completion date: July 1, 2006.

·        Resurfacing of US 127 from 0.4 miles north of Mundys Landing Road extending north to KY 1160.  Mago Construction Company has been awarded the $180,736.99 contract.  Anticipated completion date: October 15, 2005.

 

            The contracts awarded to Mercer County are contained in one of the largest lettings ever by the Transportation Cabinet.  Mercer 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.