Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher announces beginning of resurfacing project in Wolfe County

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 23, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (June 23, 2005) -- Orange "Road Work Ahead" signs are in place, and Governor Ernie Fletcher and Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert announce the beginning of construction on a $278,395 project to improve the state’s transportation network in Wolfe County.

Asphalt resurfacing began today on approximately five miles of KY 11, from KY 715 just north of the Lee County line northward to the Powell County line near Natural Bridge State Resort Park. This project will affect traffic from Beattyville and Booneville to the Mountain Parkway, and vice versa. Hinkle Contracting Corp., Paris, is performing the work.

"This is part of the vision of Governor Fletcher and Secretary 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. "These improvement will help ensure better, safer traveling for all drivers who use this busy state primary 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.