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Contract awarded for U.S. 60/KY 80 reconstruction project in Trigg Co.

(Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet) (Source: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)
TRIGG COUNTY, KY (KFVS) -

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet awarded a contract for reconstruction of a section of U.S. 68/KY 80 in western Trigg County, Kentucky.

Governor Matt Bevin announced a $54 million contract for about 8 miles of new four-lane highway between Cadiz and Canton. The project supplies a missing link in the long-awaited U.S. 68/KY 80 four-lane corridor through southern Kentucky.

The project includes construction of a new four-lane roughly paralleling the existing roadway from the intersection of U.S. 68-Business at Cadiz extending to the east end of the Lake Barkley Bridge at Canton, a distance of about 8 miles.

Engineers in KYTC District 1 conducted a pre-construction meeting with the contractor in early February with the expectation that some earth work could start near the east end of the project later in February. However, the contractor will be required to get a number of permits for work in environmentally sensitive areas near Lake Barkley before work can extend to the western end of the project corridor.

The target completion date is November 30, 2019.

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