GOVERNOR FLETCHER & TRANSPORTATION CABINET AWARD MORE THAN $23 MILLION IN HIGHWAY CONTRACTS Repairs, upgrades and maintenance projects to begin soon
Frankfort, KY – (March 27, 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 $23 million.
“Kentucky’s intricate highway system makes up the fabric of our economy,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “These highway projects are given considerable thought because each is equally important.”
Examples of the new projects include:
- Replace bridge over Bull Run Creek on KY 1742 in Casey County for the amount of $294,000.00
- Resurface approximately nine miles of I-64 in Jefferson County for the amount of $9,831,353.65
- Replace bridge over Gibson Creek on KY 58 in Marshall County for the amount of $1,410,006.36
“We want Kentuckians and visitors alike to know that whenever you drive and wherever you drive in this commonwealth, you can count on safe, dependable roads,” said Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “As we evaluate projects, safety, reliability and economic development are at the top of the list.”
NOTE: A complete listing of projects awarded from the February 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.