Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $1.2 Million in Highway Contracts in Six Counties in District 9
FLEMINGSBURG, KY - (Sept. 26, 2005) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in six counties within the Department of Highways District 9. Seven contracts, totaling more than $3.1 million, have been approved by the cabinet.
“Our highway system is the driving force behind Kentucky’s economic prosperity and flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “These projects are an example of our continuing work to provide a safe and reliable transportation system throughout the commonwealth.”
Contracts were awarded for the following projects in the following counties:
The contract calls for installation of guardrail along 0.33 miles of KY 576, Old Route 8, near South Ripley. N.H. Stone, Inc., Sharpsburg, was awarded the low-bid contract for $27,986.99. The project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.
Two resurfacing projects are planned. The first contract calls for resurfacing sections of six roads totaling 13.522 miles. The first section includes 0.08 miles of KY 854, Kilgore-Rush Road, between US 60 and the Boyd County line. The second section includes 4.41 miles of KY 955, Porter Creek Road, between KY 504 and the Jacobs Creek bridge. The third section includes 1.74 miles of KY 955, Porter Creek Road, between the Jacobs Fork bridge and KY 174. The fourth section includes 1.6 miles of KY 1025, Smokey Creek Road, between Randall Road and the Smokey Creek bridge. The fifth contract includes 3.43 miles of KY 1025, Smokey Creek-Erwin Road, beween the Smokey Creek bridge and KY 2. The sixth contract includes 2.26 miles of Rattlesnake Ridge Road, KY 3295, from milepoint 2.0 extending east to KY 7. Mountain Enterprises, Inc., Lexington, was awarded the low-bid contract for $602,223.25. The project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.
The second contract calls for resurfacing of 6.47 miles of KY 1, Willard-Grayson Road, between the Little Sandy River bridge at milepoint 4.173 and US 60. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the low-bid contract for $432,568.75. The project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15.
The contract calls for resurfacing 5.12 miles of KY 7, Sandy Hook-Grayson Road, between the end of the new construction at milepoint 13.754 and the Carter County line. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the low-bid contract for $295,432.55. The project is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 15.
The contract calls for paving and minor widening of the ramp from eastbound Interstate 64 to US 23 at Exit 191, similar improvements to US 23 between the ramp and KY 3, and paving and expanding the Park and Ride lot located at the intersection of US 23 and KY 3 near the I-64 interchange. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the low-bid contract for $80,738.75. The project is scheduled to be complete by Nov. 30.
The contract calls resurfacing 8.29 miles of KY 10, AA Highway, between KY 2058 and Slate Drive/Stone Coal Branch. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the low-bid contract for $1,435,487.85. The project is scheduled to be complete by Aug. 15, 2006.
The contract calls for resurfacing 4.61 miles of KY 32, Elizaville Road, between the west side of Blair Road and the east side of Cassidy Pike. H.G. Mays, Inc., Frankfort, was awarded the low-bid contract for $284,286.68. The project is scheduled to be complete by July 1, 2006.
Statewide, more than $91 million worth of projects have been authorized from the Aug. 26 bid opening. To date, more than $521 million worth of highway improvement contracts have been awarded this year.
“These maintenance, upgrades and new road projects reflect our commitment to the traveling public,” said acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Kentucky’s motorists can rest assured that they are driving on safe, reliable roads.”
Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Once work starts, motorists are urged to use caution in the work zones and are asked to “Drive Smart” when workers and equipment are present.