JACKSON, KY – (April 25, 2005) -- Orange "Road Work Ahead" signs are in place, and construction is underway on a project to improve the state’s transportation network in Perry County.
Mountain Enterprises has begun a $101,097 project to resurface 0.51 miles of KY 15 Business, Memorial Drive in Hazard, from the beginning of the four-lane portion of the highway to KY 2451, near the Hazard basketball and tennis courts. Traffic in downtown Hazard 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."
Weather permitting, the road surface will be milled on Monday and Tuesday of this week, and paving operations should begin thereafter. The construction is expected to take one week 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.