Daily Independent (Ashland, KY)

May 10, 2013

Paving projects announced in Boyd, Carter counties

Staff report
The Independent

ASHLAND — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet announced its second round of spring asphalt rehabilitation projects this week. The agency awarded 66 contracts in 45 counties totaling more than $64 million.

“Our highway system supports virtually everything we do in Kentucky in terms of economic development, commerce, jobs, education and recreation,” Gov. Steve Beshear said.

“It represents an incalculable investment, and good stewardship requires that we keep it well-maintained.”

In Boyd County, four asphalt paving projects have been awarded, all with a completion date of Nov. 15.

A 2.8-mile section of 13th Street (U.S. 60) from Ky. 1134 to U.S. 23 and a 1.8-mile section of Winchester Avenue (U.S. 23) from mile point zero to mile point 1.8. Mountain Enterprises Inc. was awarded the contract for $1.87 million.

A 7.8-mile section of Cannonsburg-Louisa Road (Ky. 3) from the Lawrence County line to Ky. 180. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the contract for $868,620.

A 2-mile section of Midland Trail (U.S. 60) from the Carter County line to Williams Creek Bridge. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the contract for $523,209.

A 1.3-mile section of Cannonsburg-Mavity Road (Ky. 180) from just south of Ky. 3291 to U.S. 60/Ky. 3294. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the contract for $534,460.

Carter County was awarded one project, a 12-mile section of I-64 from mile point 154 to mile point 166. Mac Construction & Excavating Inc. was awarded the project for $10.39 million, with a completion date of Oct. 31.