Department of Highways, District 11
Governor & Transportation Cabinet Award $6,612,624.77 in Highway Contracts for Leslie

Press Release Date:  Monday, July 11, 2005  
Contact Information:  SANDY RUDDER
(606) 598-2145

MANCHESTER, KY –(July 11, 2005)— The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Leslie County.  Two contracts, totaling $6,612,624.77, have been approved by the cabinet.

 “These projects reflect my administration’s commitment to ensuring that drivers in Leslie County are able to get to their work, schools or other destinations with confidence that our state’s roads are in the best condition possible,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.

 Funding in the amount of $6,219,635.02 has been awarded to Mountain Enterprises Inc for asphalt rehabilitation on KY 9006 (Hal Rogers Parkway) from .744 miles east of KY 1482 overpass extending E to the Perry Co. Line and $392,989.75 for asphalt resurfacing on US 421, from KY 118 extending N to Vintage Drive.

 The contracts awarded to Leslie County are contained in one of the largest lettings ever in the transportation cabinet.  Leslie County is one of 8 counties in District Eleven.  Approximately $11,390,722.58 has been awarded for projects in District Eleven.  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.

 Locally, work is expected to begin in the near future and the anticipated completion date will be November 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.