JACKSON, KY – (April 12, 2005) -- Orange "Road Work Ahead" signs are in place, and construction is underway on a project to improve the state’s transportation network in Breathitt County.
Hinkle Contracting Corp. has begun a $163,091 project to resurface 1.34 miles of KY 30, Jackson-Booneville Road, between KY 52 and KY 15. Traffic between Jackson and Beattyville, Booneville and Buckhorn will be impacted.
"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."
Reflectorized pavement markers were removed from the affected stretch of KY 30 last week in preparation for the resurfacing. Paving operations should begin within the next few weeks. Once started, the construction will take several days to complete.
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 area. There may be delays in the work area, so drivers should plan their trips accordingly.