Transportation Cabinet Awards Contracts for Improvement Projects on Roads in District 9
JACKSON, KY – (July 11, 2005) – As part of Governor Ernie Fletcher and Acting Secretary Bill Nighbert’s vision of providing a safe and reliable transportation system to all Kentuckians, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded contracts totaling nearly $38 million for highway improvement projects in five counties in District 9 of the Department of Highways.
“These projects are part of the ongoing commitment by the Fletcher administration to provide a safe network of roads for Kentucky motorists,” said Katrina O. Bradley, chief district engineer for the Department of Highways, District 9. “We are pleased to make these improvements for the benefit of drivers in northeastern Kentucky.”
Contracts were awarded for the following projects, with a total cost of $37,831,012.83:
· 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.