District 9

Press Release Date:  Friday, May 19, 2006  
Contact Information:  Mark A. Brown

FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. – (May 19, 2006) -- The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to improve the highway network in Lewis County.  A $1,461,992 contract has been approved by the cabinet to resurface a section of the AA Highway.

"Kentuckians deserve to travel on safe, smooth highways,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “These projects reflect my administration's commitment to ensuring that drivers in Kentucky are able to get to work, school and other destinations with the confidence that our state's roads are in the best condition possible. Our vision is to provide a safe and reliable transportation network that leads to new economic opportunities.  These projects show how this administration is fulfilling this vision."

The contract includes asphalt resurfacing on the AA Highway from approximately a mile west of KY 3311, extending to the Greenup County line. 

Secretary Bill Nighbert said, “Through the leadership of Governor Fletcher, 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 all Kentuckians.”

Lewis County is one of 10 counties in Highway District 9, which also includes Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Mason, Nicholas, and Rowan Counties.  Approximately $4.9 million has been awarded for projects across the district during the latest round of contract approvals.  Statewide, more than $104 million worth of projects have recently been authorized.

Work is expected to begin in the near future, with completion expected this summer. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.  The low-bid contract was awarded to Mountain Enterprises Inc., of Lexington.