Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award More Than $104 Million in Highway Contracts-Repairs, upgrades and maintenance projects to begin soon
Frankfort, KY – (May 8, 2006) – More highway construction, maintenance and upgrade projects across Kentucky now have the green light. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has just approved additional contracts worth more than $104 million.
"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."
Examples of the new projects include:
· Resurface 6.34 miles of I-64 in Shelby County for the amount of $2,088,097.87
· Improvements to 4.53 miles of the Purchase Parkway in Graves County for the amount of $2,548,305.48
· First phase of the Pennyrile Parkway extension, 1.8 miles, in Christian County for the amount of $24,997,812.36
· Replace bridge and approaches on KY 330 in Grant County for the amount of $1,204,065.79
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.”
NOTE: A complete listing of projects awarded from the March letting is available online at http://transportation.ky.gov/Contract/Awards/. Individual press releases detailing specific projects will be released by Cabinet Public Information Officers at the district level.