Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet announce additional road funds for construction in Perry County; $62,004.31 awarded for highway improvement projects

Press Release Date:  Thursday, September 22, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (Sept. 21, 2005) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert announce the awarding of two contracts totalling $62,004.31 for highway improvements in Perry 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 it, we can continue to move the state forward and provide greater opportunities for everyone who calls Kentucky home."

Both projects involve repairing flood-damaged roads for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The first contract calls for repairing four sites on KY 1096, Big Creek Road, between KY 80 and KY 15. Crowd Transporters, Inc. of Betsy Layne was awarded the low-bid contract for $32,481.52 and work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.

The second contract calls for repairs to KY 1088, Lotts Creek Road, between KY 476 and the Knott County line; and KY 1095, Montgomery Road, between Right Fork of Montgomery Road and KY 15. Crowd Transporters, Inc., was awarded the low-bid contract for $29,522.79 and work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.

The Perry County project is one 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.