Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Approve $611,131.59 in Highway Improvements in Magoffin County

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 25, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (Aug. 25, 2006) – To further Governor Ernie Fletcher's goal of a safe and reliable transportation system in Kentucky, the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has approved $611,131.59 worth of improvements for state highways in Magoffin County this summer.

"The Transportation Cabinet is committed to improving Magoffin County roads whenever possible," Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert said. "These are school bus routes and are the highways local residents use every day to get to and from work. Governor Fletcher's goals for Kentucky's state highway system are to boost economic development and improve traffic safety. These projects help accomplish these goals and will be beneficial to the Magoffin Countians who use these roads every day. We're pleased to be able to make this investment in the local infrastructure."

Work is planned on the following projects:

  • Resurfacing 3.0 miles of KY 378, Middle Fork-Breathitt County Line Road.
  • Resurfacing 2.95 miles of KY 867, Lakeville-Royalton-Gun Creek-Ivyton Road.
  • Resurfacing 1.5 miles of KY 1090, Lakeville-Stinson Creek Road.
  • Resurfacing 2.05 miles of KY 1437, Litteral Fork Road.

These projects total $611,131.59 and were awarded in one contract. All work is scheduled to be completed by Nov. 30.

"By the end of this year, we expect to have awarded more than $1 billion in highway improvement contracts These contracts are for resurfacing and rehabilitation of existing roads as well as new construction and bridge replacements," Nighbert said. "By improving efficiency in Transportation Cabinet operations, we have been able to spend more money on road maintenance and construction than ever before in the Commonwealth. This represents an investment in the safety and the economic well-being of all Kentuckians, which is a priority of Governor Fletcher."

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.