JACKSON, KY – (Jan. 11, 2005) – As part of Governor Ernie Fletcher and Secretary Maxwell Clay Bailey’s vision of providing a safe and reliable transportation system to all Kentuckians, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a bid for two improvement projects on one Perry County highway.
The deck of the bridge on KY 15, Hazard-Jackson Road, crossing the North Fork of the Kentucky River, KY 550 and KY 80 at mile marker 13.565 will be restored and waterproofed. This bridge is located at the Combs interchange of KY 15, KY 80 and KY 550 just north of the Hazard Bypass.
M&M Services, Inc. will perform the work at a total cost of $305,343.66. The work is expected to be complete within 40 working days of the start of the project.
In another project, the decks of the bridges on KY 15, Hazard-Whitesburg Road, crossing the North Fork of the Kentucky River at mile marker 5.85 and crossing KY 7 and the CSX Railroad at mile marker 5.96 will be restored and waterproofed under a single contract. These bridges are located just south of the intersection of KY 15 and KY 7 at Jeff.
Mid-America Bridge Co., Inc. will perform the work at a total cost of $271,818.80. The work is expected to be complete within 40 working days of the start of the project, but no later than Nov. 15, 2005.
"These projects are part of the ongoing commitment by the Fletcher administration to provide a safe network of roads for Kentucky motorists," said Linda Wagner-Justice, acting chief district engineer for the Department of Highways, District 10. "We are pleased to make these improvements for the benefit of drivers in Perry County."