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Contract to repair, open Brent Spence: Kokosing Construction to have bridge open by Dec. 23

Kentucky Transportation Secretary Jim Gray announced the awarding of a contract to Kokosing Construction Co. to repair and reopen the fire-damaged Brent Spence Bridge that connects Northern Kentucky and Cincinnati. Kokosing, headquartered in Westerville, Ohio, submitted a low bid of $3,127,528 and committed to having the bridge reopened to traffic by Dec. 23. There will be additional costs – the...

CRM/D.W. Wilburn formally awarded contract for new state office building, garage in downtown Frankfort

Finance Cabinet Secretary William M. Landrum III on Tuesday announced the formal approval to award the build-to-suit contract for the new downtown Frankfort office building and parking garage to CRM/D.W. Wilburn #2 LLC of Lexington. “The CRM/D.W. Wilburn team has already started to mark off the area where the initial work will begin,” said Secretary Landrum. “This is a complex project and work...

Acting Transportation Secretary Thomas elevated to post full-time, Bevin says

Gov. Matt Bevin announced Tuesday that acting Kentucky Transportation Secretary Greg Thomas would take over the position permanently. Thomas was appointed Deputy Secretary in February 2016 and has been serving as Acting Secretary since March 2016. “Greg possesses the leadership and management qualifications that are imperative for the Transportation Cabinet in these tough budgetary times,” said...