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Mon March 8, 2010
KY Lock Project to Bring +400 Jobs
By Chris Taylor
Gilbertsville, KY – The next phase of Kentucky's Lock project will soon begin building the first nine of 61 huge concrete wall sections. The work is expected to directly create 200 jobs and indirectly produce about 262 jobs. Most of those will be from the lakes area over the course of the 27-month contract. Army Corp of Engineers Lieutenant Colonel Anthony Mitchell says the contract is important primarily because of job creation, but also because it allows critical work to resume and invests in long-term transportation infrastructure. This is the 7th major construction contract awarded in the project. Two more should help complete work by 2016.