New asphalt coming to Calhoun, part of Hancock 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.
One of those projects is in McLean County. It includes a nearly one-mile long section of Main Street-Veterans Memorial Drive (KY 81) in Calhoun from the north end of Green River Bridge to KY 136.
Road Builders LLC was awarded the contract for $162,132.
Another stretch of road getting new pavement a 3.9-mile section of Owensboro-Lewisport Road (KY 334) in Hancock County from the county line to Knox Lane. Yager Materials LLC was awarded the contract for $245,349.
Completion date for the projects is November 13.
“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.”