New asphalt coming to Daviess County | Transportation
Governor Steve Beshear today announced that asphalt rehabilitation projects totaling more than $64 million have been awarded by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet as the spring construction season continues.
- A 3.15-mile section of Sorgho-Owensboro Road (KY 56) from KY 815 to KY 456. Yager Materials LLC was awarded the contract for $456,869.
- A 0.8-mile section of Frederica Street (U.S. 431) from just north of Theater Way to KY 2831. Yager Materials LLC was awarded the contract for $475,132.
- Two sections of roadway including a 4.2-mile section of Thurston-Ensor Road (KY 144) from KY 1389 to just west of Boteler Road and a 1.2-mile section of Carter Road (KY 2698) from Keller Road to KY 2121. Yager Materials LLC was awarded the contract for $533,716.
Completion date for the projects is November 15.
“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.”