Department of Highways, District 7
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $39,978.75 Highway Contract in Montgomery 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 $39,978.75 Highway Contract in Montgomery County

 

            LEXINGTON, KY – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Montgomery County.  One contract, totaling $39,978.75, has been approved by the cabinet in the recent June letting.

 

            “This project reflects my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Montgomery 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 $39,978.75 project provides for the resurfacing of KY 713 in Mt. Sterling.  The project has been awarded to the Walker Company of Mt. Sterling, Kentucky.

 

            The contract awarded to Montgomery County is contained in one of the largest lettings ever by the Transportation Cabinet.  Montgomery 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.

 

            Locally, work is expected to begin in the near future and the anticipated completion date is October 30, 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

 

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