Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award More Than $91 Million in Highway Contracts
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 $91 million.
“Here in Kentucky we have embraced a philosophy that relies on a solid transportation system as the underpinning for flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “Highway projects such as these are a shining example of our commitment to those principles.”
Examples of the new projects include:
- Widen a section of I-65 in Warren County for the amount of $31,431,407.13
- Resurface approximately six miles of William H. Natcher Parkway in Daviess County for the amount of $5,689,736.40
- Repair approximately 10 miles of I-24 in Christian and Trigg Counties for the amount of $5,021,446.72
- Spot improvements for the reconstruction of US 42 in Carroll County for the amount of $5,518,274.62
- New section of Turkeyfoot Road (KY 1303) from Autumn to West Richardson Road in Kenton County for the amount of $14,570,168.46
- Repair approximately 1.5 miles of I-75 in Fayette County for the amount of $1,915,151.50
- Resurface approximately eight miles of AA Highway (KY 10) in Greenup County for the amount of $1,435,487.85
- Improvements to approximately three miles of Whitesburg Road in Letcher County for the amount of $2,666,903.50
“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 Acting 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 August 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.