Department of Highways, District 10
Transportation Cabinet awards construction contracts for District 10

Press Release Date:  Friday, February 11, 2011  
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. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded two contracts totaling more than $900,000 for highway projects impacting all 10 counties in the Department of Highways District 10.


Contracts awarded as part of the January 2011 letting are:

  • A $33,026.33 contract for installation of guardrail on a segment of KY 476 (Old Hazard-Jackson Road) in Perry County near the intersection with KY 1146 between mile markers 5 and 6. The project is to be completed by Sept. 30. Big Sandy Guardrail, Inc. was the successful bidder.
  • A $878,352.38 contract for striping approximately 800 miles of highway in all 10 counties in District 10. The work is to begin no later than May 1, with work on priority routes completed by June 1 and all work completed by Sept. 1. Reynolds Sealing and Striping, Inc. was the successful bidder.


The Department of Highways District 10 consists of 10 counties – Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe – in east-central and southeastern Kentucky. The district office is located in Jackson.


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.


Significant traffic impacts resulting from construction and maintenance projects are posted on District 10’s Facebook page ( and also on the district’s Twitter feed ( Drivers can check these sites prior to traveling to determine if there will be traffic delays for which they should plan.