Department of Highways, District 10
Work begins on access road to new school in Wolfe County and related safety improvements on KY 15

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, September 07, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (Sept. 7, 2005) -- Work has begun on a school access and safety improvement project in Wolfe County. A new access road to the new elementary school in Campton is being built, and improvements are being made to KY 15 to ensure safe access to the new school.

"We are pleased to make this safety improvement for drivers in Campton and Wolfe County," Governor Fletcher said. "Whether it’s creating access to schools and industry, or initiating safety improvements to save lives, projects on our rural roads are vital to Kentucky’s transportation network and the residents of our Commonwealth. Our vision is to provide a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentucky motorists."

The work involves bridging Swift Camp Creek to provide access to the new school. Improvements to KY 15 will include new lane alignments to better facilitate turns to the new school.

Drivers may encounter delays as the work progresses. Construction on KY 15 will involve trenching and reinforcing the shoulders of the road and resurfacing to accommodate the turn lane, along with necessary striping. Motorists are urged to use caution in the work areas and to be alert for flaggers; workers; equipment that may block a portion of the roadway; traffic control devices such as barrels, cones or barricades; and other items of concern in work zones. They should pay attention to warning signs alerting them of the roadwork and obey work zone speed limits where applicable.

Jones & Bourland was awarded the low-bid contract for the project at a cost of $526,913.18. Work is expected to be substantially complete by Oct. 3, in time for the new school’s opening, although some surfacing work may take place after that date.