FRANKFORT — Over $6 million in road improvements and paving have been let by the state transportation cabinet for Harlan County.
The project bids announced by the cabinet include:
•Resurfacing of U.S. 421 from mile marker 15.9 to mile marker 17.2 at a cost of $615,000, and resurfacing of KY 38 from mile marker 8.2 to mile marker 8.6 (Main Street in Evarts). Also included are KY 413 from mile marker 2.6 to mile marker 5.0 and State Route 2425 from mile point 0.0 to mile point 0.35. The completion date will be Oct. 15 and the cost will be $388,000.
•Guardrail installation on KY 38 from mile marker 14.9 to mile marker 15.9. This $90,000 project will be done by NWK Construction and has a June 30 completion date. This project is in addition to another guardrail project on KY 38 that was finished last year between mile markers 28 and 29.4 and costs $123,000.
•Various road paving projects totaling $770,000 that will begin once the local blacktop plant opens. Those projects have a June 30 completion date and include: KY 179 between mile points 7.5 and 8.1 for a total of 0.6 miles; KY 215 between mile points 3.4 and 5.6 for a total of 2.2 miles; KY 990between mile points 0.4 and 1.1 for a total of 0.71 miles; KY 991 between mile points 0 and 1.47 for a total of 1.47 miles; Hwy. 1601 between mile points 0 and 1.98 for a total of 1.98 miles; Hwy. 2008 between mile points 0 and 1.4 for a total of 1.4 miles; KY 3466 between mile points 0 and 2.33 for a total of 2.33 miles.
•A $4.1 million project to add turn lanes on Hwy. 119 in Harlan County. This project has a July 31 completion date. It will provide turn lanes from US 119 to 1084, the airport road. A left turn lane going west and one going east on to 1084 will be included, as well as access to several businesses and a church in the area.
For more information on the upcoming road projects in Harlan County, contact Rep. Rick Nelson at 606-248-8828 or firstname.lastname@example.org.