Transportation Cabinet Awards $167.7 Million in Highway Contracts
A number of highway construction, maintenance and upgrade projects across Kentucky are now at the starting line. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded highway contracts worth $167,771,889.84 following the June letting.
"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 or 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:
- Repairs and upgrades to 6.45 miles of I-64 in Rowan County for the amount of $12,453,499
- Cleaning and painting the US 45 bridge over the Ohio River between Paducah and Brookport, IL for the amount of $7,560,000
- Paving approximately 8.4 miles of I-75 in Grant County for the amount of $22,489,980
- Paving approximately 12.03 miles of the Hal Rogers Parkway in Leslie County for the amount of $6,219,635
- Relocation of US 62 from Airport Road to State Street in Nelson County for the amount of $4,964,007
- Adding left turn lane and other improvements to KY 22 in Jefferson County for the amount of $1,608,000
- Reconstruct 1.32 miles of KY 61 in Adair County for the amount of $7,077,545.23
- Resurface three sections of KY 160 and a portion of KY 588 in Letcher County for the amount of $1,023,306
“We awarded projects from one of the largest lettings ever,” said acting Secretary Bill Nighbert. “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 June 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.