Resurfacing planned for Bell roads

Special to the Daily News

September 12, 2013

FRANKFORT More than $26 million in Rural Secondary Road asphalt resurfacing projects were awarded recently by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

The projects will result in improved roadways in 47 of Kentucky’s 120 counties.

Funding for the projects was generated from the state motor fuels tax, of which 22.2 percent is dedicated to the Rural Secondary Program.

Counties are allocated money for construction, reconstruction and maintenance of state-maintained secondary and rural highways by a formula based on population, road mileage ratios and size of county.

The contracts awarded span the commonwealth from Pike County in the east to McCracken County in the west.

Awarded projects in Bell County include:

Various routes including:

  • a 1.4-mile section of KY 225 from KY 92 to the county line;
  • a 1.3-mile section of KY 441 from KY 74 to 0.2 miles west of KY 1599;
  • a 0.1-mile section of KY 441 from Jones Wilson Lane to just southwest of Red Oak Church Road;
  • a 0.6-mile section of KY 535 beginning at KY 74 and extending east;
  • a 2-mile section of Old Pineville Pike (KY 3486) from KY 441 to 0.6 miles southwest of Low Ash Hollow Road;
  • and a 0.5-mile section of Old Pineville Pike (KY 3486) beginning at U.S. 25E and extending west.

“Our rural secondary roads have been getting a lot of attention over the last few years,” said Bell County Judge-Executive Albey Brock. “I appreciate state Rep. Rick Nelson and Sen. Brandon Smith for helping us make Bell County Roads a priority in Frankfort. Those funds don’t come here by accident.”

Hinkle Contracting Co. was awarded the contract for $665,146. The completion date is June 30.