Governor Fletcher and Transportation Cabinet Award nearly $38 Million in Highway Contracts in District 9
FLEMINGSBURG, KY - (July 11, 2005) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in northeastern Kentucky. Six contracts for road construction, totaling $37,831,012.83, have been approved by the cabinet.
“These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Kentucky are able to get to their workplaces, schools or other destinations with confidence that our state’s roads are in the best condition possible,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.
Contracts were awarded for the following projects:
· Rowan County, pavement rehabilitation on Interstate 64 from milepoint 141.5 to milepoint 147.9, a distance of 6.45 miles. This project also includes guardrail installation between milepoint 141.5 and milepoint 146.1. Hinkle Contracting Corp., Paris, was awarded the low-bid contract for $12,453,499. The work will be completed by June 30, 2006.
· Lewis County, resurfacing on KY 8C, KY 8-KY 10 Connector Road, from KY 10 to KY 8, a distance of 0.13 miles. Mountain Enterprises, Lexington, was awarded the low-bid contract for $60,553.30. The work will be completed by Oct. 1.
· Boyd and Greenup counties, resurfacing on KY 5, Princess-Bellefonte Road. This project includes paving on 4.01 miles in Boyd County from KY 716 to US 23, and paving on 0.79 miles on a small portion that extends into Greenup County. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the low-bid contract for $365,459.55. The work will be completed by Sept. 15.
· Carter County, resurfacing of 4.76 miles on two state roads. Included are 2.95 miles of KY 1444, Mayhew Flats Road, between KY 7 and KY 773; and 1.81 miles of KY 1512, Glancy Fork Road, between KY 773 and Williams Creek Road. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the low-bid contract for $180,056.37. The work will be done by Oct. 1.
· Carter County, pavement rehabilitation on I-64 from milepoint 171.258 to milepoint 180,725, a distance of 9.47 miles. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the low-bid contract for $24,490,686.56. The work will be completed by Sept. 30, 2006.
· Boyd County, resurfacing of 2.38 miles of KY 168, Blackburn Avenue in Ashland, between US 60 and US 23. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the low-bid contract for $280,758.05.
The district includes Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties.
These contracts are contained in one of the largest lettings ever in the Transportation Cabinet. 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.