Department of Highways, District 10
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $534,820.04 Highway Contract for District 10

Press Release Date:  Monday, March 27, 2006  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (March 27, 2006) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in the 10 counties in the Department of Highways District 10. One contract totaling $534,820.04 has been approved by the cabinet.

"Kentucky’s intricate highway system makes up the fabric of our economy," said Governor Ernie Fletcher. "These highway projects are given considerable thought because each is equally important."

The contract calls for waterborne paint striping on 514.155 miles of state primary and state secondary highways in the 10 counties of District 10, 209.260 miles of rural secondary highways in the district, and various routes in Natural Bridge and Buckhorn Lake state resort parks. Work is scheduled to begin May 1 and is to be completed by Sept. 1. Priority routes are scheduled to be striped by June 1.

Central Seal Co. of Danville was awarded the low-bid contract for $534,820.04.

District 10 consists of the counties of Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe in east-central and southeast Kentucky. Statewide, more than $23 million worth of projects have recently been authorized.

"We want Kentuckians and visitors alike to know that whenever you drive and wherever you drive in this commonwealth, you can count on safe, dependable roads," said Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. "As we evaluate projects, safety, reliability and economic development are at the top of the list."

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.