Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Officials Award Contract for Improvements on US 460 in Magoffin County

Press Release Date:  Monday, November 19, 2007  
Contact Information:  H. B. Elkins
Public Information Officer
Department of Highways, District 10
473 Highway 15 South, P.O. Box 621
Jackson, KY 41339

JACKSON, Ky. – (Nov. 19, 2007) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC) continue to make highway safety a top priority in Kentucky. Further evidence of this can be seen through the awarding of a contract for resurfacing of nearly 10 miles of US 460 in Magoffin County.


The contract calls for the repaving of 9.9 miles of US 460, from the Morgan County line extending east to the KY 30 intersection.


“Smooth roads are safer roads,” Governor Fletcher said. “US 460 is a major transportation artery for Magoffin County and keeping this route in good repair is vital. When the project is completed, motorists who travel this route will benefit from the improvement.”


Hinkle Contracting Corporation was awarded the low-bid contract for $780,504.50. The project is scheduled to be completed by June 30.


“In 2007, we will surpass last year’s record for the amount of money spent for much-needed highway improvements in Kentucky,” Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert said. “Our efforts within KYTC to improve operational efficiencies have paid off in investments in the transportation infrastructure to improve safety and promote economic development. Governor Fletcher made safety and economic development the cornerstones of his highway construction program. He has delivered on his promises to Kentuckians to make our state’s roads safer and better.”


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.