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Summer road work: Transportation Cabinet awards nearly $8 million in highway improvements

Jul 4, 2018

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This summer’s not only bringing high heat, but also nearly $8 million in new blacktop and other state highway repairs to northeast Kentucky.

In May and June, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded 18 contracts for road and bridge work in Bath, Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Fleming, Greenup, Lewis, Mason, Nicholas and Rowan counties totaling $7,628,196.55.

And, with that work, motorists will see an increase in work zones over the next few months of summer. The Transportation Cabinet reminds motorists to drive safely wherever road work is taking place, and remember that both drivers and workers are at risk.

Please remember to buckle up, slow down – many construction zones will have reduced speed limits – put down the phone and reduce distractions, keep a safe traveling distance between vehicles to ensure proper braking, and obey all warning signs and flaggers.

Work zones coming soon to northeast Kentucky counties include:

Boyd-Greenup Counties

Ten bridges (on KY 3, US 23, KY 1, KY 2, KY 7, KY 10, KY 803), cleaning, joint repair and other work, $672,840 contract to AAD Contracting Inc.

Boyd County

KY 180, paving from KY 3 to just past I-64, $718,718 contract to Mountain Enterprises Inc.

US 23-12th Street bridge repairs in Ashland, $988,948 contract to Delong Concrete LLC

KY 5, paving from KY 716 (Summit Road) to US 23 at Bellefonte, $633,059.50 contract to Mountain Enterprises Inc.

KY 757 (Whites Creek), patching from 3 miles south of Bear Creek to US 23; KY 773 (Bolts Fork), paving from Fanning Cemetery Road to Arnett Lane; 966 (Trace Road), paving from near Riva Ridge to South Big Run Road, $363,185.40 contract to Mountain Enterprises Inc.

Carter County

KY 182 (Grahn Road) from KY 985 to US 60; KY 1024 (Flat Fork) from Parker Lane to KY 1662; KY 3295 (Rattlesnake Ridge) from KY 182 to KY 7; KY 3298 (Three Pine) from KY 182 to Bryant Loop Road, paving, $711,192.50 contract to Mountain Enterprises Inc.

Fleming County

KY 156 (Poplar Plains Road) in Fleming County, preventive maintenance (scrub seal) from KY 11 to Farris Road, $151,902 contract to H.G. Mays Corporation

KY 1895 (Maxey Flats), paving between Harris Lane and KY 32; and KY 1722 (Colfax), paving from Spurlock Road to KY 111 at Grange City, $420,471 contract to H.G. Mays Corporation

KY 367 (Nepton Road) from KY 170 to the Mason County line; and KY 888 (Buffalo Trace Road), from KY 367 to Mason County line, preventive maintenance (cape seal), $243,989 contract to H.G. Mays Corporation

Helena Road and Stockyard Road (KY 559 and KY 2508) paving in Flemingsburg, $94,482 contract to H.G. Mays Corporation

KY 32 (Elizaville Road), paving from Elizaville to Cassidy Pike, $255,125 contract to H.G. Mays Corporation

KY 32 (Morehead Road/Flemingsburg Bypass), paving from KY 11-Mt. Sterling Avenue to KY 32X, $357,766 contract to H.G. Mays Corporation

KY 111, paving from the Bath County line to Fox Creek, $51,408 contract to H.G. Mays Corporation

Greenup County

KY 503, patching from Boyd County line to KY 207; KY 784, paving from KY 10 to KY 3308, $472,995.15 contract to Mountain Enterprises Inc.

Lewis County

KY 57, slide repair near Sycamore Creek Road; KY 989 (Salt Lick), paving and slide repair from Pine Valley Road to north of Runyon Hollow, $619,950 contract to Hinkle Environmental Services LLC

Mason County

KY 2515 (Clarks Run Road), paving from US 68X to end of state maintenance, $144,653 contract to H.G. Mays Corporation

KY 1235 (Dover-Minerva Road) from KY 435 to KY 8; KY 560 from the Fleming County line to US 68; and KY 1448 (Stone Lick) from North Knoweshaw Road to KY 9, paving, $449,730 contract to H.G. Mays Corporation

Nicholas County

KY 3316 (Upper Jackstown) from KY 13 to Upper Concord Road; KY 57 from Lower Sharpsburg Road to KY 36, paving, $277,782 contract to H.G. Mays Corporation

Paving and repair projects will be scheduled, and are expected to be completed within the current construction season – summer or fall 2018 through spring 2019. Motorists are reminded to drive safely through all work zones by slowing down, obeying signs and flaggers, and reducing distractions.

(provided by Kentucky Dept. of Highways)