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Major road work planned for I-65 in Bullitt County

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KentuckyPress News Service

FRANKFORT– The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded more than $36 million in projects for pavement rehabilitation on four major Kentucky roadways.

The largest award and most extensive project involves removing and replacing a portion of the concrete slabs along a 20-mile section of Interstate 65 in Bullitt County — mile point 103.1 to 123.4. The $20.76 million project was awarded to Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. The target completion date is Nov. 30, 2014, according to a state news release.

“I-65 is one of the most heavily traveled corridors in Kentucky and one of the most important for commerce and the motoring public,” Transportation Cabinet Secretary Mike Hancock said. “This pavement rehabilitation project, along with the others being announced today, will help protect and maintain a substantial public investment and asset.”

Other projets include milling and thin asphalt overlay on Western Kentucky Parkway from mile point 95 to 100.25 westbound and from mile point 100.25 to 106 in both directions in Grayson County. Work should be completed by October.

Portions of Interstate 64 in Bath and Montgomery counties will be milled and overlaid; and a small section U.S. 60 in McCracken County will be repaired.