Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Award $181,679 in Road Construction Contracts in Breathitt 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 two road construction contracts in Breathitt County totaling $181.679.

The first contract calls for installation of guardrail along 3.46 miles of KY 3237, Canoe Road.

The second contract calls for installation of guardrail along 0.37 miles of Main Street in Jackson, KY 3068.

"These projects will help enhance driver safety in Breathitt County," said Governor Fletcher. "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 the KY 3237 guardrail installation project for $163,331. George B. Stone was also awarded the low-bid contract for the KY 3068 guardrail installation project for $18,348. The anticipated completion date for both projects is June 30.

"Governor Fletcher is committed to providing the best possible highways for drivers in Kentucky," Transportation Cabinet Secretary Bill Nighbert said. "These projects are 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.