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Contractors invited to bid on 1st Phase of Heartland Parkway

Good economic development news for Labor Day weekend
See earlier story: Heartland Parkway first phase will start in Columbia, KY posted posted on 2015-07-08 22:45:00, based on information from Columbia businessman Robin Wilkerson Assisted Transportation Systems.

By Ed Waggener

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet posted a notice to contractors to bid on the first phase of the Heartland Parkway, from the Columbia Bypass north to the Taylor County line at Coburg. The notice is dated September 4, 2015. Bid closing date is September 26, 2015. The notice calls for for 2+1 passing lanes, asphalt rehab, and Grade and Drain.

Eventually, the Heartland Parkway will connect Columbia and the Louie B. Nunn Parkway with the Bluegrass Parkway.

It will utilize existing bypasses in Columbia and Lebanon, and a new south side bypass to be built in Campbellsville, KY.

The road passes through four Central Kentucky - Adair, Taylor, Marion and Washington, and affects 11 counties, according to information for the Heartland Parkway Foundation, the earliest advocate for the super road.

A chronology of the Heartland Project can be seen at

This story was posted on 2015-09-05 11:26:00
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