Governor, KYTC award $936,614.10 highway contract for Pike County

Press Release Date:  Monday, September 26, 2005  
Contact Information:  Sara George, Information Officer
Highway District 12
109 Loraine Street
Pikeville, Kentucky 41501

PIKE COUNTY—Monday, September 26, 2005—The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Pike County. A contract in the amount of $936,614.10 has been approved by the Cabinet.

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

The contract is for asphalt surfacing of two state roads in Pike County The low bid was submitted by Mountain Enterprises of Lexington. Work is planned for Lower Johns Creek (KY 194) from Sycamore Creek (mile point 6.12) east to US 119 (mile point 16.853), a distance of 10.73 miles, and Shelbiana-Dry Fork Road (KY 2552) from KY 122 (mile point zero) east to the end of state maintenance at the Shelby Maintenance Garage (mile point 0.48), a distance of 0.48 miles. 

Pike County is one of seven counties in Highway District 12. Approximately $4.6 million has been awarded for projects in District 12 during the latest round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $91 million in projects has recently been authorized, which brings the total amount of contracts this year to more than $521 million. 

“Here in Kentucky we have embraced a philosophy that relies on a solid transportation system as the underpinning for flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher. “Highway projects such as these are shining examples of our commitment to those principles.” 

Work on Lower Johns Creek and the Dry Fork of Shelby is expected to begin in the near future and the anticipated completion date is November 15. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.


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