Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Officials Award $2 Million Road Construction Contract in Owsley County

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, May 15, 2007  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (May 15, 2007) – Continuing their efforts to provide a safe and reliable transportation system, Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have awarded a $2 million road construction contract in Owsley County.


The contract is for reconstruction of a turn lane on KY 28, Booneville-Buckhorn Road, in the vicinity of Owsley County Elementary School and Owsley County High School.


Kentucky’s parents, students and teachers deserve safe roads on which to travel to and from school every day,” Governor Fletcher said.  “This project will improve safety as well as reduce congestion in this area, which will prove to be a benefit to residents and drivers in Booneville and Owsley County.  We are certain that Owsley Countians will appreciate the finished results of this project.  This is just one example of our administration’s commitment to communities whose needs have long been overlooked by state government.”


Frederick & May Construction Company was awarded the low-bid contract for $2,045,222.37.  The scheduled completion date is 85 working days after construction begins.


“This and other construction projects awarded across Kentucky signify Governor Fletcher’s commitment to good roads in our home state,” Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert said.  “Our efforts at improving efficiency in KYTC operations have paid off, as we are able to invest more and more dollars in building and maintaining safe and functional highways.  Kentucky is lucky to have a governor who understands the importance of good roads to the Commonwealth’s economic well-being and to the safety of our motorists.”


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.