Department of Highways, District 10
Work to begin on several state road construction projects in Perry County

Press Release Date:  Thursday, June 02, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. Elkins, PIO
District 10

JACKSON, KY – (June 2, 2005) -- Orange "Road Work Ahead" signs are in place, and construction is set to begin on projects contained in three contracts to improve the state’s transportation network in Perry County.

Mountain Enterprises will begin work Friday, June 3 on a $383,110.60 project to resurface 4.918 miles of KY 7, Jeff-Blackey Road, from KY 1165 to KY 2447. Traffic in the Viper area and between Hazard and Cornettsville will be impacted. The work should be completed within two weeks.

M&D General Contractors will begin work Thursday, June 2, on two contracts to repair flood damage at nine sites on five highways at various locations in Perry County.

The first contract, for $71,884.33, involves repairs at four sites along KY 267, Typo-Lost Creek Road, between the First Creek bridge at Typo and KY 476.

The second contract, for $103,320.54, calls for repairs to be done on the following highways:

  • KY 1067, Fifteen Mile Creek Road, two sites between KY 15 and KY 2446.
  • KY 1096, Fourseam-Avawam Road, between KY 80 and Whitaker Fork Road.
  • KY 2446, Lower Lost Creek Road, between KY 267 and Big Branch Road.

  • KY 3349, Middle Fork-Maces Creek Road, from the beginning of state maintenance to KY 1165.

Completion of these contracts will take several weeks, but workers will be at each repair site for only a few days at a time.

"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. "These improvements will help ensure better, safer traveling for all drivers who use these roads."

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.