Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Award $312,542.70 Road Construction Contract in Owsley 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 $312,542.70 road construction contract in Owsley County.


The contract is for the resurfacing of 3.2 miles of KY 30, Booneville-Tyner Road, between the Jackson County line and the beginning of the bridge replacement project near KY 846.


“KY 30 is a major route connecting Owsley County to Interstate 75 in London, and this route is vital to the region,” Governor Fletcher said. “Our residents deserve well-maintained roads as they travel to work and school everyday, and our goal is to provide the best possible transportation network. This and other paving projects across the Commonwealth will help us achieve this goal.”


Hinkle Contracting Corp. was awarded the low-bid contract for $312,542.70. The anticipated completion date is Nov. 30.


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.