Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Officials Award $465,669 Road Construction Contract in Perry County

Press Release Date:  Friday, June 08, 2007  
Contact Information:  Contact: H. B. Elkins
Public Information Officer
Department of Highways, District 10
473 Highway 15 South, P.O. Box 621
Jackson, KY 41339

JACKSON, Ky. – (June 8, 2007) – In keeping with their goal to provide a safe and reliable transportation system, Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet have awarded a $465,669 road construction contract in Perry County.


The contract is for resurfacing a total of 4.18 miles on two Perry County highways.


Included are 2.29 miles of KY 80, Hazard-Hindman Road, between KY 1096 and KY 451 at Exit 56 of the Hal Rogers Parkway; and 1.89 miles of KY 699, Cornettsville-Leatherwood Road, between the Saddle Fork culvert and KY 463.


“My administration is committed to providing smooth, safe highways for Kentuckians,” Governor Fletcher said.  “This project to improve travel conditions on these two routes, which serve two separate portions of Perry County, is proof of our commitment.”


Mountain Enterprises, Inc., was awarded the low-bid contract for $465,669.72.  The scheduled completion date is Sept. 15.


“The Fletcher administration continues to make road improvements a priority,” Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert said. “Good roads mean safer roads for Kentucky drivers. Improving driver safety and strengthening our state’s vital infrastructure are top priorities for Governor Fletcher as he fulfills his promises to Kentuckians.”


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, traffic control devices and construction equipment when traveling in areas where projects are ongoing.