Department of Highways, District 10
Work begins on paving project on KY 114 in Magoffin County

Press Release Date:  Thursday, May 25, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (May 25, 2006) – Work has begun on a $700,516 resurfacing project on a heavily traveled highway in Magoffin County.

Contractors are removing reflective pavement markers along KY 114, Salyersville-Prestonsburg Road, this week in preparation for milling and paving operations. Milling is expected to begin Tuesday, May 30, along the 5.03-mile stretch of KY 114 between US 460 and the Floyd County line. Once the milling is complete, paving will begin.

Motorists on KY 114 can expect delays while the work is ongoing. It is expected to take at least two weeks to complete, weather permitting.

"This project is an example of our administration’s goal of providing a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentuckians," said Governor Ernie Fletcher. "Through this project and others like it, we can continue to move the state forward and provide greater opportunities for everyone who calls Kentucky home."

Motorists are advised to be alert to the possibility of encountering stopped traffic during the construction. They are urged to "Drive Smart" and be on the lookout for flaggers, workers, equipment and traffic control devices in the work zone.