Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher and Transportation Cabinet Award $445,914.80 in Highway Contracts in Estill County

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 11, 2005  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (July 11, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Estill County.  Two contracts for road construction, totaling $445,914.80, have been approved by the cabinet.

"These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Estill 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 two contracts call for correcting installing guardrail and resurfacing of more than seven miles of state highways in Estill County.

The first contract provides for guardrail installation on KY 52, Irvine-Richmond Road, from the Madison County line to near Sand Hill Road. The George B. Stone Co., LLC, of Sharpburg, was awarded the low-bid contract for $120,570. The work will be completed by Oct. 31.

The second project includes resurfacing of 7.41 miles on five state routes under one contract, including:

  • KY 594, Crooked Creek-Red Lick Road, from milepoint 5.963 to milepoint 8.263, a distance of 2.30 miles;
  • KY 851, Barnes Mountain Road, from milepoint 7.134 to KY 3329, a distance of 1.78 miles;
  • KY 1705, White Oak Road, from KY 89 to milepoint 1.400, a distance of 1.40 miles;
  • KY 3325, Winston-Possum Run-Sand Hill Road, from milepoint 2.395 to milepoint 3.231, a distance of 0.84 miles; and
  • KY 3327, Pea Ridge-West Irvine Road, from milepoint 1.179 to KY 52, a distance of 1.09 miles.

Hinkle Contracting Corp. received the low-bid contract for $325,344.80. The work will be completed by Nov. 30.

The Estill 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.