Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Award $245,780 Repair Contract for Bridges in Breathitt, Morgan and Perry Counties

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 $245,780 road construction contract for the repair of three bridges in Breathitt, Morgan and Perry counties.


Bridges to be repaired are:


·        Breathitt County, KY 1812, Quicksand Road, crossing Quicksand Creek at milepoint 0.8. Repairs will include bridge deck restoration and waterproofing. The anticipated completion date is Aug. 1.

·        Morgan County, US 460, West Liberty-Salyersville Road, crossing the Licking River at milepoint 23.8. Repairs will include expansion joint repairs. The anticipated completion date is Nov. 15.

·        Perry County, KY 28, Hazard-Chavies-Buckhorn Road, crossing the North Fork of the Kentucky River at milepoint 12.29. Repairs will include expansion joint repairs. The anticipated completion date is Nov. 15.


“Bridges are vital links in our transportation network,” said Governor Fletcher. “We owe it to our residents to keep the roads they use everyday to travel to work and school in the best possible condition. We must keep our bridges in good repair and these projects will help enhance and preserve their functionality.”


Mid-America Bridge Co., Inc., was awarded the low-bid contract for $245,780.


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.