Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher and Transportation Cabinet Award $2,180,562.42 in Highway Contracts in Magoffin 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 Magoffin County.  Three contracts for road construction, totaling $2,180,562.42, have been approved by the cabinet.

"These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Magoffin 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 three contracts call for replacing a bridge and resurfacing of more than 17 miles of state highways in Magoffin County.

The first contract is for the replacement of a bridge over the Licking River on KY 1471, Swampton-Breathitt Road. This bridge is located 0.3 miles southwest of KY 7. The D.L. Braughler Co. of Morehead was awarded the low-bid contract for $1,139,752.42. The work will be completed within 93 working days of its beginning.

The second contract involves resurfacing of KY 30, Jackson-Salyersville Road, from the Breathitt County line to the Mountain Parkway underpass, a distance of 8.93 miles. Hinkle Contracting Corp., Paris, was awarded the low-bid contract for $608,485. The work will be completed by Oct. 31.

The third project includes resurfacing of 8.69 miles on three state routes under one contract, including:

  • KY 1090, Lakeville-Stinson Creek-KY 30 Road, from KY 30 to milepoint 1.50, a distance of 1.5 miles;
  • KY 1397, Crafts Creek Road, from the beginning of state maintenance to KY 30, a distance of 3.03 miles; and
  • KY 1593, Edna-Grape Creek-Lykins Road, from the beginning of state maintenance to KY 1081, a distance of 4.16 miles.

Hinkle Contracting Corp. received the low-bid contract for $432,335. The work will be completed by Nov. 30.

The Magoffin 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.