Friday, October 7, 2016

First coat of pavement this fall

If all goes as planned, there will be at least one layer of asphalt on the new U.S. 641 highway between Marion and Fredonia sometime in November.

At least that is what the top District 1 highway engineer from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently told a group of Crittenden County economic development leaders.

Mike McGregor briefed members of Crittenden County Economic Development Corp. (CCEDC) a few days ago on progress for the new road. He said earthwork for tie-ins on the north and south ends of the 5.2-mile section will be among work orders let for bid on Friday.

“This is a huge milestone,” McGregor said. “It’s something we have been working toward for a long while.”

Indeed, the project was first discussed by local leaders in the 1990s and ground was officially broken by then-Gov. Steve Beshear Feb. 17, 2012.

For the rest of this story, see the September 29, 2016 issue of The Crittenden Press printed edition, available online or at The Press office.