Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher, Transportation Cabinet Approve $343,269.01 in Highway Improvements in Owsley County

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 25, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
INFORMATION OFFICER,
DISTRICT 10
(606) 666-8841
hb.elkins@ky.gov
http://transportation.ky.gov/d10
 


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 $343,269.01 worth of improvements for state highways in Owsley County this summer.

"Owsley County drivers deserve good roads," Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert said. "We want to ensure that the roads local motorists use to get to work and school are as smooth and safe as possible. 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. Owsley Countians who use these roads every day will appreciate the work to be done. We're pleased to be able to make this investment in the local infrastructure."

Work will be scheduled on the following projects:

  • Resurfacing 1.9 miles of KY 399, Vincent-Ida May Road.
  • Resurfacing 0.8 miles of KY 1071, Beals Fork-Pierson Fork-Jackson County Line Road.
  • Resurfacing 1.26 miles of KY 1717, Left Fork Meadow Creek Road.
  • Resurfacing 1.0 miles of KY 3346, Sugar Camp Creek Road.

These projects total $343,269.01 and were awarded in one contract to the lowest and best bidder. 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.

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