Department of Highways, District 8
GOVERNOR FLETCHER, TRANSPORTATION CABINET ANNOUNCE $124,000 IN FUNDING FOR HIGHWAY PROJECT IN ROCKCASTLE COUNTY

Press Release Date:  Thursday, October 20, 2005  
Revision Date:  Friday, October 21, 2005 
Contact Information:  STEPHANIE DAFFRON
INFORMATION OFFICER
DISTRICT 8
(606) 677-4017
Stephanie.Daffronns@ky.gov
 


GOVERNOR FLETCHER, TRANSPORTATION CABINET ANNOUNCE $124,000 IN FUNDING FOR HIGHWAY PROJECT IN ROCKCASTLE COUNTY

 

SOMERSET, KY – (October 20, 2005) -- Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have authorized the release of funds for a highway improvement project in Rockcastle County.

 

Funding in the amount of $124,000 has been released for the bridge replacement at Copper Creek on Copper Creek Road (CR 1359) at the Garrard County line in Rockcastle County.  This is for concrete, steel reinforcement, and pre-cast beams set in place, with the county being responsible for the work.

 

“This is part of Governor Ernie Fletcher’s vision to provide a safe and reliable transportation system in Kentucky,” said acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “The Fletcher administration is committed to improving safety on our vital roads that connect counties and cities. We are pleased to begin working on this improvement for the benefit of drivers in Rockcastle County who use this route.”

 

 

Construction is expected to begin in early November, 2005 and the anticipated completion date is January of 2006.  Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

 

 

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