Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher and Transportation Cabinet Awards $249,960.15 Highway Contract in Menifee 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 Menifee County.  A contract for road construction, totaling $249,960.15, has been approved by the cabinet.

"These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Menifee 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.

The project includes resurfacing of 5.95 miles on four state routes under one contract, including:

  • KY 1569, Wellington-Pomeroyton Road, from the Morgan County line to milepoint 2.272, a distance of 0.51 miles;
  • KY 1569, Wellington-Pomeroyton Road, from milepoint 3.213 to US 460, a distance of 0.64 miles;
  • KY 1693, Wellington-Dan Road, from Dan-Whites Branch Road to KY 1274, a distance of 3.50 miles; and
  • KY 1950, Prater Ridge-Blackwater Creek Road, from KY 1693 to the Morgan County line, a distance of 1.30 miles.

Hinkle Contracting Corp. received the low-bid contract for $249,960.15. The work will be completed by Nov. 30.

The Menifee County project is contained in one of the largest lettings ever in the Transportation Cabinet, and is 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.