Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Award More than $3.2 Million in Road Construction Contracts in Perry County
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 four road construction contracts in Perry County totaling more than $3.2 million.
The contracts include new construction projects as well as maintenance projects on existing highways.
“Our administration is committed to providing safe and modern highways for motorists in Perry County and across the Commonwealth,” Governor Fletcher said. “We continue to invest in projects that will enable Kentuckians to travel in a safe and efficient manner. These four projects will prove to be a benefit to residents of the region for years to come and we are confident that drivers who use these roads will appreciate the improvements we are making.”
Contracts were awarded for the following projects:
· Construction of a two-way center left turn lane on KY 550, Hazard-Hindman Road, from Jarnigan Place to Meadowbrook Drive in the Airport Gardens section of Hazard. Mountain Enterprises, Inc. was awarded the low-bid contract for $1,628,170. The anticipated completion date is 60 working days after construction begins.
· Replacement of the bridge at the entrance to Willard Elementary School. Jones & Bourland, Inc. was awarded the low-bid contract for $676,713.89. The anticipated completion date is Aug. 1.
· Resurfacing of 2.46 miles of KY 484, Leatherwood Creek Road, from KY 2022 extending north. Mountain Enterprises was awarded the low-bid contract for $225,475.05. The anticipated completion date is Nov. 30.
· Cleaning and painting of the bridge carrying KY 15 Business over the North Fork of the Kentucky River in Hazard. American Contracting & Services, Inc. was awarded the low-bid contract for $739,869.25. The anticipated completion date is Nov. 15.
The total investment for all four projects is $3,270,228.19.
“These 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.