LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 13, 2012) – Local and state officials ceremonially broke ground today for the next phase of a project to widen and improve heavily traveled U.S. 25 between Georgetown and Lexington.
“We take pride in our highway system and recognize that good roads, and good connections between our communities, are indispensable to our continued growth and economic development,” said Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson. “This particular project will further strengthen the already strong bonds and connections between two dynamic communities – Lexington and Georgetown.”
The $16 million project involves the four-laning and partial realignment of a 2.6-mile section of roadway from a point just south of Ironworks Pike in Fayette County to Etter Lane in Scott County. A second phase – widening of three miles from south of Ironworks to Spurr Road in Lexington – is envisioned in the newly enacted Kentucky Highway Plan.
State Sen. Damon Thayer, who joined Abramson for the cermony and whose district includes the project area, said the project is much-needed for improved safety and traffic flow.
“Scott County has experienced tremendous population growth in the last decade, and infrastructure improvements like this help the region manage that growth,” Thayer said.
The construction contract was awarded to L-M Asphalt Partners Ltd., with Nally Gibson LLC, of Georgetown. The project is estimated to be completed by Nov. 15, 2013.