Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $56,216 Highway Contract for Estill County

Press Release Date:  Thursday, April 20, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (April 20, 2006) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Estill County. A road improvement contract for $56,216 has been approved by the cabinet.

"Kentucky’s intricate highway system makes up the fabric of our economy," said Governor Ernie Fletcher. "These highway projects are given considerable thought because each is equally important."

The contract calls for resurfacing of 1.0 mile of KY 794, White Oak-Calloway Creek Road, from KY 1705 extending south to milepoint 1.0. Hinkle Contracting Co., Paris, was awarded the low-bid contract for $56,216. The work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.

District 10 consists of the counties of Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe in east-central and southeast Kentucky. Statewide, more than $23 million worth of projects have recently been authorized.

"We want Kentuckians and visitors alike to know that whenever you drive and wherever you drive in this commonwealth, you can count on safe, dependable roads," said Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. "As we evaluate projects, safety, reliability and economic development are at the top of the list."

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 and construction equipment when traveling in areas where projects are ongoing.