Governor paves way for Kentucky road projects - Tri-State News, Weather & Sports

Governor paves way for Kentucky road projects

Governor Steve Beshear Wednesday announced that asphalt rehabilitation projects totaling more than $64 million have been awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as the spring construction season continues.

"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.

"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.

For a list of all the projects involved click here.

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