Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet announce additional road funds for Powell County

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 17, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
INFORMATION OFFICER,
DISTRICT 10
(606) 666-8841
hb.elkins@ky.gov
http://transportation.ky.gov/d10
 


JACKSON, KY – (Aug. 17, 2005) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert announce the awarding of two contracts totaling $521,878.10 for highway improvements in Powell 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."

The first contract calls for resurfacing sections of two highways totaling 4.87 miles. The first section includes 3.92 miles of KY 1057, Clay City-Vaughns Mill Road, from milepoint 4.583 and milepoint 8.5. The second section includes 0.95 miles of KY 1639, South Fork-Mountain Chapel Road, from the beginning of state maintenance at Barker Branch Road extending north to milepoint 0.95.

Hinkle Contracting Corp. of Paris was awarded the low-bid contract for $233,367.60, and work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.

The second contract calls for resurfacing sections of two highways totaling 5.7 miles. The first section includes 3.5 miles of KY 11, Slade-Beattyville Road, from the Wolfe County line extending north to the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway. The second section includes 2.2 miles of KY 213, Morris Creek Road, from West Church Street in Stanton extending north to KY 615.

Hinkle Contracting Corp. was awarded the low-bid contract for $288,510.50, and work is scheduled to be completed by May 31, 2006.

The Powell County projects are two of nine projects totaling nearly $3.3 million for District Ten awarded as part of the July bidding. The district includes Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe counties.

"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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