Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

Local News

December 16, 2009

Court adopts connector roads to loop

GLASGOW — A few local roads will be altered during the construction of the Glasgow Outer Loop.

Franks Milll, Lohden and Shetland Hills roads and Coral Hill Road, also known as Ky. 740, will have connections to the loop and those roads will have small realignments during the construction process, said Deneatra Henderson, from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet.

Barren Fiscal Court approved taking those additions, with the exception of Coral Hill Road, and the corresponding additional right of way, into the county road system. Coral Hill Road is a state roadway.

There will also be a small frontage road created that will be added to the county road system and will be named, Henderson said. Most of the sections the county will take over are less than two-tenths of a mile in length.

The state needed the county to approve taking over those sections of roadway before work on them could begin, Henderson said.

“The contract states the loop will be finished in two summers, the summer of 2011, but my understanding is your contractor believes he’ll get it done quicker than that,” she said.

Construction on this section of the outer loop began in August. When completed the outer loop will go from the Louie B. Nunn Parkway to U.S. 68/Ky. 80 west.

The outer loop is a project that has been discussed in Glasgow for decades and is being funded currently through federal stimulus dollars.

The bid for this section of the outer loop was contracted in June to Hinkle Contracting for $13.73 million. The bidding prices for the sections of the loop were lower than anticipated by the transportation cabinet.

In other fiscal court news:

• The Barren County Correction Center is expecting to have savings of $47,000 during the current fiscal year for food costs after contracting with a private company to take over inmate food. The average cost per meal has decreased from $1.47 per meal to between $1.10 and $1.15 per meal, said Matt Mutter, acting jailer and Barren County sheriff’s deputy.

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