Department of Highways, District 10
Repairs underway on flood-damaged highway in Magoffin County

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

JACKSON, KY – (June 23, 2005) -- Work has begun on a project to repair a state-maintained highway in Magoffin County damaged by recent flooding.

Steel is being driven to stabilize a slide on KY 3336 between mile markers 1 and 2. The project is expected to be completed by Friday, June 24. During the construction, motorists may experience long delays.

"When flooding or other natural disasters damage our highways, we are committed to making these roads safe and passable as soon as possible," acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert said. "This repair project in Magoffin County is just one example of the emphasis Gov. Ernie Fletcher places on providing a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentuckians."

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.