Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher and Transportation Cabinet Award $668,471.25 in Highway Contracts in Breathitt County

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 11, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
INFORMATION OFFICER,
DISTRICT 10
(606) 666-8841
hb.elkins@ky.gov
http://transportation.ky.gov/d10
 


JACKSON, KY – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Breathitt County.  Four contracts for road construction, totaling $668,471.25, have been approved by the cabinet.

"These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Breathitt County are able to get to their workplaces, schools or other destinations with confidence that our state’s roads are in the best condition possible," said Governor Ernie Fletcher.

These four contracts call for resurfacing of 9.38 miles and asphalt patching of 10 miles of state highways in Breathitt County.

The first contract provides for resurfacing of 1.40 miles of KY 30, Jackson-Booneville Road, from milepoint 7.511 at Shoulderblade to Haddix Fork Road. Hinkle Contracting Corp. of Paris was awarded the low-bid contract for $102,272.50. The work will be completed by Oct. 15.

The second contract is for resurfacing of 1.67 miles of KY 52, Jackson-Beattyville Road, from milepoint 8.000 to KY 30 near Elkatawa. Hinkle Contracting Corp. received the low-bid contract for $111,347.50. The work will be completed by Oct. 30.

The third contract involves resurfacing of 1.00 miles of KY 2472, Armory Drive in Jackson, from the North Fork of Kentucky River bridge to the end of state maintenance. Hinkle Contracting Corp. received the low-bid contract for $60,230. The work will be completed by Oct. 30.

The fourth project includes resurfacing of 5.31 miles on four state routes under one contract, including:

  • KY 378, Frozen Creek-Sky Post Office Road, from milepoint 5.7 to Rock Lick Road, a distance of 1.62 miles;
  • KY 1110, Haddix-Altro-Gays Creek Road, from milepoint 7.453 to KY 3237, a distance of 1.44 miles;
  • KY 1812, Old Jackson-Campton Road, from KY 205 to the Wolfe County line, a distance of 1.12; and
  • KY 2469, Shoulderblade-Highland-Athol Road, from milepoint 11.5 to KY 30, a distance of 1.13 miles.

This contract also includes asphalt patching on 10 miles of KY 1098, South Fork Road, from KY 15 at Quicksand extending east. Hinkle Contracting Corp. received the low-bid contract for $394,621.25. The work will be completed by Nov. 30.

The Breathitt County projects are contained in one of the largest lettings ever in the Transportation Cabinet, and are part of more than $8.1 million in highway projects for District 10 awarded as part of the June bidding. The district includes Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe counties. Statewide, more than $167 million worth of projects have been authorized.

"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 Bill Nighbert.

Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

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