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State Seal Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways District 7
Highway District concludes very good year for construction work in 2004.
Press Release Date:  January 27, 2005




CONTACT: David B. Thacker

Information Officer

District Seven



Highway District concludes very good year for construction work in 2004.

LEXINGTON, KY (January 27, 2005)—With the conclusion of 2004 a large number of roadway improvement projects were completed or started in the 12 counties comprising the Department of Highways, District Seven. The scope of these projects ranged from multi-million dollar new construction to bridge replacements and scheduled resurfacing. Approximately $120M in payouts and new roadwork saw its way into the local economy last year, an impressive feat with no state budget or federal reauthorization.

"Without a state or federal budget, this represents a tremendous investment into the highway network in our area," said Chief District Engineer, Amos Hubbard, Jr. "Governor Ernie Fletcher and Secretary Maxwell C. Bailey enthusiastically support our continued efforts to keep projects on track and moving forward. This administration is committed to continuing to provide services to the residents of the Commonwealth and this past year’s work is proof of that commitment."

Pending federal reauthorization and approval of a state budget would help the Cabinet to improve these numbers in the coming year. "Preservation of our transportation system is the number one goal for the Transportation Cabinet. We are committed to improving our efficiency and accountability to the taxpayers of this Commonwealth as we work to use the resources provided to us to keep people and goods moving safely in Kentucky," said Secretary Maxwell Bailey.

Among the major construction projects completed during 2004 are the following:

  • I-64 widening to six lanes between milepoints 89-93 (Section 3, Clark County): $20,636,242.58
  • US 127/Bluegrass Parkway Interchange Reconstruction (Woodford County): $8,160,132.47
  • US 25/421, Richmond Road, Widening from Eagle Creek Drive to New Circle Road (Fayette County): $6,094,489.22

Construction projects (Including Paving and Rehabilitation Project) let to contract during 2004 include the following:

Anderson County – Total of all projects listed: $942,693.00

  • Bloomfield-Lawrenceburg Road (US 62): Bridge Replacement over fork of Fox Creek
  • Fox Creek Road (US 62) 3.33 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Tyrone Road (KY 1510) 1.73 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Van Buren-Pleasant Grove Road (KY 1579) 1.62 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing

Bourbon County – Total of all projects listed: $797,794.00

  • Lexington Road (US 27) 0.19 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Main Street ( US 68X) 1.11 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • College Road (KY 3365) Bridge Replacement over Scotts Creek
  • Paris-Ruddles Mill Road (KY 1940) 4.86 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing

Boyle County – Total of all projects listed: $397,574.00

  • Shakertown Road (KY 33) 4.1 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Perryville Road (US 150) at US 127 Bypass, Intersection Pavement Repair
  • Gentry Lane (KY 1915) 1.88 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Hogue Hollow Road (KY 3365) 2.34 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing

Clark County – Total of all projects listed: $27,941,201.00

  • French Avenue-Muddy Creek Road (KY 1923) 2.21 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Muddy Creek Road (KY 974) 1.39 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • McClure Road (KY 3370) 1.2 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • I-64/KY 1958 (Van Meter Road) Interchange Reconstruction and Widening

Fayette County – Total of all projects listed: $11,911,193.00

  • Bryan Station Road (KY 1970), Bridge Replacement over North Elkhorn Creek
  • Old Frankfort Pike (KY 1681), Bridge Replacement at Steeles Run Road
  • West Main Street-Leestown Road (US 421), Bridge Replacement over CNO&TP Railroad
  • Waveland State Historic Park, Parking lot resurfacing
  • Forbes Road (KY 1723) 1.03 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Rice Road (KY 1969) 2.65 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Main Street/Newtown Pike (US 25) 1.70 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Newtown Pike (KY 922) 3.20 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing

Garrard County – Total of all projects listed: $489,081.00

  • Danville Street (KY 52) 5.082 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Lancaster-Buckeye Road (KY 39) 2.71 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Sugar Creek Road (KY 1355) 2.18 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Bourne-Stone Road (KY 1971) 2.58 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing

Jessamine County – Total of all projects listed: $1,185,909.00

  • Tates Creek Road/Union Mill Road/Richmond Avenue, 10.4 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • North Main Street, 1.67 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Mt. Lebanon Road (KY 1541) 3.95 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Catnip Hill Road (KY 3375) 0.84 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing

Madison County – Total of all projects listed: $1,218,446.00

  • Berea-Richmond Road (US 25) 6.012 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Richmond-Irvine Road (KY 52) 1.818 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • White Hall State Historic Park, Parking lot resurfacing
  • Paint Lick-Berea Road (KY 21) 0.082 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Charlie Norris Road (KY 374) 1.45 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Harris-Scott-Stivers Memorial Highway (KY 1295) 4.53 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Scaffold Cane Road (KY 1617) 2.18 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing

Mercer County – Total for all projects listed: $1,519,943.00

  • Old Fort Harrod State Park, Parking lot resurfacing
  • Perryville-Harrodsburg Road (US 68) Bridge Replacement over Dry Creek
  • Vanarsdell Road (KY 1988) Bridge Replacement over the Salt River
  • Quirks Run Road (KY 1822) 0.73 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Russell Branch Road (KY 1941) 3.1 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Brewer Mill Road (KY 1941) 3.2 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Clay Lick Road (KY 1987) 2.08 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing

Montgomery County – Total for all projects listed: $308,163.00

  • Bunker Hill Road (KY 537) 0.68 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Hinkston Creek Road (KY 1991) 5.50 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Jeffersonville-Lower Spencer Road (KY 213) Bridge Deck Replacement over Slate Creek

Scott County – Total for all projects listed: $680,998.00

  • North Broadway (US 25) 1.03 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing & Drainage Replacement
  • Newtown Pike (KY 922) 2.68 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Ironworks Road (KY 1973) 3.56 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing

Woodford County – Total for all projects listed: $222,004.00

  • Lawrenceburg Road/Rose Hill Avenue (US 62) 1.346 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Steele Branch Road (KY 1685) 3.7 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing
  • Pisgah Pike (KY 1967) 4.6 miles, Asphalt Resurfacing

The information contained in this release represents projects awarded during the 2004 calendar year and select major completed construction projects. The totals do not include routine maintenance, ongoing construction projects, or allocations made to county fiscal courts.

District Seven, headquartered in Lexington, serves Anderson, Bourbon, Boyle, Clark, Fayette, Garrard, Jessamine, Madison, Mercer, Montgomery, Scott, and Woodford counties in Central Kentucky.





Last updated: Thursday, January 27, 2005