Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Award $19,611.32 Road Construction Contract in Breathitt County

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, April 18, 2007  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (April 18, 2007) – After awarding construction contracts at a record level of more than $1 billion last year, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is gearing up for another busy year for highway projects in 2007.


Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continue fulfilling their vision to provide a safe and reliable transportation system in Kentucky by awarding a $19,611.32 road construction contract in Breathitt County.


The contract is for the installation of guardrail along a 0.23-mile section of KY 476, old Jackson-Hazard Road, near KY 15.


“We owe it to our residents to keep the roads they use everyday to travel to work and school in the best possible condition,” Governor Fletcher said. “Our guardrail program is just one way we are working to make Kentucky’s roads safe. We are striving to install guardrail in areas where it is needed to help prevent accidents, and this project will help reduce hazards in this location.”


Big Sandy Guardrail was awarded the low-bid contract for this project for $19,611.32. The anticipated completion date is July 31.


Kentucky is fortunate to have a governor who cares about the condition of our state’s highways,” Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert said. “Governor Fletcher is committed to keeping our roads as safe as possible while making sure that they are kept in good repair. Last year we invested a record amount of money in highway construction in the Commonwealth. We intend to maintain that level of commitment to providing Kentucky with the best possible transportation infrastructure.”


Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to “Drive Smart” in work zones and be aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling in areas where projects are ongoing.