District 9
Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Announce a $12.5 Million Rehabilitation Project Continues on I-64

Press Release Date:  Friday, March 31, 2006  
Contact Information:  Mark A. Brown
Public Information Officer

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. – (March 31, 2006) -- Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet are working to improve the commonwealth’s highway network in Rowan County.  With the warmer spring time weather, construction activities have resumed on a $12.5 million rehabilitation project on I-64.  Crews are working to provide a smoother and safer driving surface.

“This is part of Governor Fletcher’s vision to provide a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentuckians,” said Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert. “This improvement will help ensure better, safer traveling for all drivers who use this major road that serves northeastern Kentucky and also links our nation’s East Coast to the Midwest.”

The outside lanes of I-64 remain closed in both directions between mile markers 141 and 148 while work continues. 

Motorists are asked to “Drive Smart” and be alert for flaggers, workers and equipment in the work zone.  The posted speed limit is 55 mph throughout the project and double fines are in effect.  Motorists should pay attention to traffic control devices such as cones, barrels, or barriers they might encounter.  There may be delays in the work area, so drivers should plan their trips accordingly.