Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Award $10,549.75 Road Construction Contract in Powell County

Press Release Date:  Thursday, December 21, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (Dec. 21, 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 $10,549.75 road construction contract in Powell County.

The contract is for the installation of guardrail on KY 11, Clay City-Mt. Sterling Road, along a 0.12-mile stretch near the Montgomery County line.

"This safety improvement will benefit drivers who travel between Powell and Montgomery counties," said Governor Fletcher. "This highway is a busy route, used by more than 3,000 motorists per day. My administration is committed to making Kentucky's highways as safe as possible, and the installation of guardrail along these sections of road will help us make progress toward that goal."

George B. Stone Co., LLC of Sharpsburg was awarded the low-bid contract for $10.549.75. The anticipated completion date is June 30.

"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. Through making operations at the Transportation Cabinet more efficient, we have been able to award record numbers of construction contracts the past two years and invest several million dollars in the transportation infrastructure of this state."

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.