Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Award $16,942.50 Construction Contract in Breathitt County

Press Release Date:  Monday, December 11, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (Dec. 11, 2006) – Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet continue to fulfill their vision to provide a safe and reliable transportation system in Kentucky. KYTC has awarded a $16,942.50 construction contract in Breathitt County.

The contract is for guardrail installation on KY 30, Jackson-Booneville Road. Guardrail will be installed along a 0.18-mile stretch between milepoints 12.177 and 12.361.

"This is a major route in Breathitt County, linking a large outlying portion of the county with the county seat of Jackson," said Governor Fletcher. "Making this improvement will ensure safer travel for those who use this route daily to get to work and school."

JAG, Inc. of Lexington was awarded the low-bid contract. The anticipated completion date is June 30, 2007.

"Governor Fletcher is committed to providing the best possible highways for drivers in Kentucky," Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert said. "This project is just part of that goal."

Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to "Drive Smart" in work zones and be aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling in areas where projects are ongoing.