Marshall county will see three sections of road improved, including a 4.5-mile section of U.S. 68 from KY 962 to Jonathan Creek Bridge; a 1.3-mile section of Ky. 348 from Walters Road to Phelps Road and a 0.3-mile section Ky. 402 from Clarks River Bridge to KY 962. Jim Smith Contracting Company was awarded the contract for $677,154. Completion date is estimated on Nov. 15.
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.