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State Seal Kentucky Transportation Cabinet, Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher’s office announces beginning of resurfacing projects in Morgan and Wolfe counties
Press Release Date:  May 18, 2005
Contact:  H.B. Elkins, PIO
District 10

JACKSON, KY – (May 18, 2005) -- Orange "Road Work Ahead" signs are in place, and Governor Ernie Fletcher’s office and Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert announce the beginning of construction on a $414,733.50 project to improve the state’s transportation network in Morgan and Wolfe counties.

Asphalt resurfacing on nearly seven miles of three highways in the two counties began Tuesday, May 17.

"This is part of the vision of Governor Fletcher and Secretary Nighbert to provide a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentuckians," said Linda Wagner-Justice, chief district engineer for District 10 of the Department of Highways. "These improvement will help ensure better, safer traveling for all drivers who use these roads."

Affected highways are:

  • KY 203, Mize-Hazel Green Road, 3.76 miles in Morgan County and 1.32 miles in Wolfe County, extending from KY 191 at Hazel Green in Wolfe County to US 460 at Mize in Morgan County.
  • KY 205, Wilhurst-Helechawa Road, 0.48 miles in Wolfe County between KY 191 and the Morgan County line.
  • KY 2489, Murphy Fork Road, 0.35 miles in Wolfe County between KY 1010 and the Morgan County line.

Hinkle Contracting Corp. is performing the work, which should be completed by June 1.

Motorists are urged to watch out for flaggers, workers and equipment during the work period. They are also reminded to slow down in construction zones, to obey any posted speed limit reductions, and to pay attention to any traffic control devices such as cones, barrels or barriers they may encounter in the work zone. There may be delays in the work area, so drivers should plan their trips accordingly.



Last updated: Wednesday, May 18, 2005