JACKSON, KY – (May 27, 2005) -- Orange "Road Work Ahead" signs are in place, and Governor Ernie Fletcher and Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert announce that construction is set to begin on a $61,571.42 safety enhancement project to improve the state’s transportation network in Breathitt County.
Guardrail will be installed on a section of KY 1110, Haddix-Whick Road, from the top of the mountain at milepoint 5.852 to the bottom of the mountain at milepoint 6.502.
The Ruth Company, Lexington, is performing the work, which is expected to begin next week and is scheduled to be completed by Aug. 15.
"This is part of the vision of Governor Ernie Fletcher and Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert to provide a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentuckians," said Linda Wagner-Justice, chief district engineer for District 10 of the Department of Highways. "This improvement will help ensure better, safer traveling for all drivers who use this road."
Motorists are urged to watch out for flaggers, workers and equipment during the work period. They are also reminded to slow down in construction zones, to obey any posted speed limit reductions, and to pay attention to any traffic control devices such as cones, barrels or barriers they may encounter in the work zone. There may be delays in the work area, so drivers should plan their trips accordingly.