Road projects planned for Bracken, Robertson

Christy Howell-Hoots - [email protected]

BROOKSVILLE — Bracken County has been awarded $69,500 in Rural Secondary Emergency funds in order to make slide repairs to Kentucky 1109.

The slide is located .4 miles north of Kentucky 10 at the half mile marker, according to Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Spokesperson Nancy Wood.

Bracken County Judge-Executive Earl Bush said the there are several slips throughout the county that need to be repaired. There are many projects also about to begin; all of which are state level projects.

“There are some resurfacing projects beginning soon,” he said. “Repairs on Kentucky 1159 are expected to begin in the spring. Work is underway on old Kentucky 19. It’s not going as fast as we would like, but it is going.”

The work on Kentucky 1159 includes a reconstruct from Brooksville to Kentucky 19. The contract was awarded to Fredrick and May in July 2019 and is expected to be complete by July 2019.

According to information provided from the KYTC, other projects expected to be completed soon include a shoulder widening on Kentucky 22, beginning at the Pendleton County line and extending to Kentucky 10.

Some of the resurfacing projects in Bracken County include Kentucky 10 from Kentucky 19 to Doyle Road, Kentucky 10 from the 6.039 mark to the 7.728 marker, Kentucky 19 from Harrison County to Chaney Road, Kentucky 22 from Pendleton County to Kentucky 10, Kentucky 1011 chip and seal from 2.5 mile marker to the 5.331 mile marker, Kentucky 1159 from Gibson Drive to near Kentucky 1011 and Kentucky 1951 from Kentucky 1109 to Kentucky 1159.

Other maintenance projects include a slide project on Kentucky 8 and Kentucky 1109 and in-place patching along Kentucky 9 and Kentucky 10.

In Robertson County, improvement of a curve on Kentucky 616 and improvement of the roadway between the new Robertson County School to Mount Olivet has been placed in the state’s six year road plan.

Resurfacing in Robertson County includes Kentucky 616 chip seal from Rye Road to U.S. 62, Kentucky 617 chip seal from U.S. 62 to mile marker 1.5, Kentucky 2505 from Fleming County to Kentucky 1029 and Kentucky 3198 chip seal from U.S. 62 to Kentucky 1504.

Other maintenance projects include replacing several culverts along Kentucky 539 and slide projects on U.S. 62 and Kentucky 1504.

Christy Howell-Hoots

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