Wednesday, June 13, 2001

Toilets cost $1.1M, and still not built

The Associated Press

        FRANKFORT — They could become some of the most costly toilets in Kentucky.

        With the additional $12,234 approved Tuesday, planning and design of a new rest area along Interstate 75 in Madison County has already cost $1.1 million.

        Transportation Cabinet officials estimate it will cost another $400,000 to move utilities and $1 million to obtain rights of way. When the building contract is let, perhaps in July 2002, the cabinet estimates it will cost $10.7 million to build the rest stop.

        “The gold-plated toilet in the airplanes is nothing compared to this project,” said state Sen. Marshall Long, D-Shelbyville.


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