Part of I-69 project bid rejected by state

Plans to work on I-69 along the Pennyrile Parkway in Kentucky stopped Thursday, because of a bidding discrepancy.

Westate Construction, the current and only contractor for a project to improve the parkway to interstate standards, bid over $1 million more than the state estimated.

The project stretches 37 miles through Henderson, Webster, and Hopkins County.

Since the bid was rejected,  the project now has to go back out for another round of bidding.

Keith Todd with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says this rejection is part of the process to make sure the state gets their moneys worth.

Todd says, "this is part of our routine course of doing business of you know checking bids, trying to get the lowest bidder, and get the most work done for the least amount of taxpayer money."

New bids should be expected within the coming month.

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