Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Officials Award Contract for Safety Improvements on Menifee County Highways

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 guardrail installation on two Menifee County highways.


The contract calls for installation of guardrail along 0.37 miles of KY 36 near Ratliff Road, and 0.11 miles of guardrail along US 460 near Dog Trot.


“Our administration has been very active in installing guardrail in needed areas along our state’s major highways to improve driver safety,” Governor Fletcher said. “These two highways are important routes linking Menifee County to Interstate 64, and it’s imperative that we do all we can to make them as safe as possible. These guardrail projects will help accomplish that goal.”


George B. Stone Company, LLC, was awarded the low-bid contract for $46,289. 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.