Road repairs begin

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By Molly Haines

Resurfacing on several Owen County roads is expected to begin soon.

The Owen County Fiscal Court held a special meeting Thursday to open bids for the resurfacing of four roads.

Mago Construction Company out of Bardstown won the bid over Ohio Valley Construction company. Mago’s bid was $171,301.

On Sept. 22, the court voted to approve a resolution and agreement between Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Rural and Municipal Aid and the Owen County Fiscal Court for the resurfacing.

The county will pay $165,734 for the completion of the resurfacing but will be reimbursed by the Department of Rural and Municipal Aid.

The roads that will be resurfaced are Pleasant Grove Road from Wilderness Road to Dogwalk Road; Beverly Lane from U.S. 127 to Brush Creek Road; Elmer Davis Dam Road from U.S. 127 to the end of the road; and Lucas Lane from KY 845 to Pennington Lane.

Owen County Judge-Executive Carolyn Keith said the county would like to see all four roads completed by winter.

In other resurfacing news, Mago Construction began a paving project that stretches 2.06 miles from Elmer Davis Road to the north end of Severn Creek.

Public Information Officer for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Nancy Wood said the milling began Oct. 6 and was expected to be completed Tuesday.

Wood said the cost of the paving project is $179,000.