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Highway contract awarded to upgrade stretch of parkway in western Kentucky
Reported by: Associated Press
Reported: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 4:01 AM EDT
Gov. Steve Beshear says a highway contract has been awarded to make improvements needed to bring a portion of the Pennyrile Parkway up to interstate standards in western Kentucky.
State officials say the new project will result in improvements to a 36.4-mile stretch of the parkway in Hopkins, Webster and Henderson counties.
Hall Contracting of Kentucky Inc. was awarded the contract on a low bid of $11.93 million.
The contract has a completion date of Aug. 1, 2015.
Once complete, I-69 in Kentucky will run north from Henderson to the Tennessee border at Fulton.
Completion of the corridor requires improvements to portions of three Kentucky parkways.