Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet announce additional road funds for construction in Morgan County; $328,785.41 awarded for highway improvement projects

Press Release Date:  Thursday, September 22, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
INFORMATION OFFICER,
DISTRICT 10
(606) 666-8841
hb.elkins@ky.gov
http://transportation.ky.gov/d10
 


JACKSON, KY – (Sept. 21, 2005) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert announce the awarding of four contracts totaling $328,785.41 for highway improvements in Morgan County.

"These projects are an example of our administration’s goal of providing a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentuckians," Governor Fletcher said. "Through these projects and others like them, we can continue to move the state forward and provide greater opportunities for everyone who calls Kentucky home."

All four projects involve repairing flood-damaged roads for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The first contract calls for repairs at four sites on KY 705, Grassy Creek-Woodsbend Road, between US 460 and KY 772. Crowd Transporters, Inc., of Betsy Layne, was awarded the low-bid contract for $142,519.19 and the work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.

The second contract calls for repairs on KY 437, Silver Hill-Dingus-Relief Road, between Pelfrey Branch Road and KY 589. Crowd Transporters was awarded the low-bid contract for $124,595.31 and the work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.

The third contract calls for repairs on KY 1081, White Oak-Harper Road, between US 460 and the Magoffin County line. Crowd Transporters was awarded the low-bid contract for $40,455.87 and the work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.

The fourth contract calls for repairs on KY 706, Wheeler Town-Newcomb Road, between the Fanning Fork bridge and the Elliott County line. Crowd Transporters was awarded the low-bid contract for $21,115.04, and the work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.

The Morgan County projects are four of nine projects totaling nearly $1.2 million for District Ten awarded as part of the Aug. 26 bid opening. The district includes Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe counties. Statewide, more than $91 million worth of projects have been authorized from the Aug. 26 bid opening. To date, more than $521 million worth of highway improvement contracts have been awarded this year.

"These new projects will help to repair and upgrade our aging highway infrastructure and provide safer roads that will further economic development and enhance safe travel for Kentuckians," said acting Secretary Nighbert.

Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Once work starts, motorists are urged to use caution in the work zones and are asked to "Drive Smart" when workers and equipment are present.

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