Department of Highways, District 8
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $163,896.00 in Highway Contracts in Cumberland County

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 26, 2005  
Contact Information:  Stephanie A. Daffron
Public Informations Officer
District 8-Somerset
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet
Phone: 606 677 4017
Stephanie.Daffron @

Somerset, KY – (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Cumberland County.  A contract, in the amount of 163,896.00 has been approved by the cabinet.


            “Our highway system is the driving force behind Kentucky’s economic prosperity and flourishing commerce,” said Governor Ernie Fletcher.  “These projects are an example of our continuing work to provide a safe and reliable transportation system throughout the commonwealth.”


            The contract was awarded for guardrail on four roadways.  Wells Branch-Kettle Creek Road (KY 214) (MP 2.931) to 0.319 miles east of Kelly Scott Branch Road (MP 3.240) for a distance of 0.31 miles.  The Littrell-Black Ferrry Road (KY 953) (MP2.200) to 0.782 mile east of Elliott Sewell Road (MP 2.480) for a distance of 0.28 miles.  The Scotts-Bottom Road (KY 1880) from 0.527 miles east of Cedar Creek Culvert (MP 1.750) east to 0.762 mile west of Goose Creek Culvert (MP 2.382) for a distance of 0.63 miles.  String Ridge Road (KY 3146) from 0.383 miles north of KY 1880 (MP 1.750) north to 0.206 mile north of Cummins Road (MP 2.382) for a distance of 0.54 miles.   George B. Stone was awarded the low bid in the amount of $163,896.00.


            Cumberland County is one of 10 counties in District 8. Approximately $3,488,149.06 million has been awarded for projects in District 8 during the last round of contract approvals. Statewide, more than $110 million worth of projects have been authorized. 


            “These maintenance, upgrades and new road projects reflect our commitment to the traveling public,” said acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert. “Kentucky’s motorists can rest assured that they are driving on safe, reliable roads.”


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