WEBSTER COUNTY, Ky. (4/15/13) - Governor Steve Beshear announced at the end of last week that asphalt rehabilitation projects totaling more than $64 million had been awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) as the spring construction season gets underway. $264,864 of that money will be coming to repair roads here in Webster County.
“Our highway system supports virtually everything we do in Kentucky in terms of economic development, commerce, jobs, education and recreation,” Gov. Beshear said. “It represents an incalculable investment, and good stewardship requires that we keep it well-maintained.”
The latest distribution, involving 66 contracts for roadways in 45 counties, is the second round of asphalt projects awarded this spring. The Cabinet awarded more than $27 million in contracts in April.
The Webster County portion will include two sections of roadway. One is a 0.4-mile section of Main Street (KY 56) in Sebree, from Short Street to KY 370 and a 2-mile section of Dixon-Clay Road (KY 132) from KY 493 to KY 109 in Clay.
“Providing safe and efficient travel routes through the Commonwealth is our main priority,” Kentucky Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock said. “Improving and maintaining our roadways through asphalt rehabilitation is just one of the ways we work toward this goal.”
The awarded projects span the Commonwealth, from Pike County in the east to Ballard County in the west. They range in cost from $15.27 million for improvement of the Martha Layne Collins Blue Grass Parkway in Anderson and Washington counties to $73,000 for improvement of Moren Road (KY 1769) in Laurel County.
The job bid in Webster County was awarded to Road Builders LLC, a Greenville based company. Work is scheduled to be completed by November 15, 2013.
J-E News Editor
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