Department of Highways, District 8
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $2,096,350.51 in Highway Contracts in Pulaski County

Press Release Date:  Friday, August 26, 2005  
Contact Information:  Contact: Stephanie A. Daffron
Public Informations Officer
Stephanie.Daffron @

Somerset, KY – (August 26, 2005) – The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is working to upgrade the highway network in Pulaski County.  Three (3) contracts, totaling $2,096,350.51, have 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 first contract was awarded for paving shoulders on Somerset-London Road (KY 80) from KY 80B (MP 21.579) will extending east to end of new shoulders just east of KY 461 (MP 28.056), in Pulaski County, a total of 6.48 miles. Somerset-London Road (KY 80B) also will be paving shoulders from the end of paved shoulders east of Southern Railroad Bridge (MP 0.190) extending easterly to the junction of KY 80 (MP 2.315) for a distance of 2.13 miles.  Hinkle Contracting Corporation was awarded the low bid contract in the amount of $1,081,715.39.  


            A second contract was awarded for the resurfacing of seven roadways.  Science Hill-Dabney Road (KY 635) from KY 3266 (MP 12.100) to KY 39 (MP 13.566) for a distance of 1.47 miles.  Quinton-Bronston Road (KY 790) from Wayne County Line (MP 0.000) to end of new surface (MP 5.510) for a distance of 5.51 miles.  Garland Bend Road (KY 804) from Lake Cumberland Waters Edge (MP 0.000) to US 27 (MP 3.241) for a distance of 3.24 miles. Woodstock Clifty Creek Road (KY 934) from KY 935 (MP 2.907) to KY 461 (MP 5.725) for a distance of 2.82 miles. Slate Branch Road (KY 1642) from the end of state maintenance (MP 0.000) to Bridge Hollow Road (MP 1.694) for a distance of 1.69 miles.  Hogue-Mt.Zion Road (KY 1676) from the Casey County line (MP 0.000) to 2.700 miles easterly for a distance of 2.70 miles.  Poplarville Road (KY 3269) from Hail Meece Road (MP 0.000) to Roy Sears Road (MP 4.397) for a distance of 4.40 miles. Hinkle Contracting Corporation was awarded the low bid for this contract in the amount of $938,907.37.


            A third contract was awarded for asphalt resurfacing on Jacksboro Street (KY 1247) from KY 1580 (MP 5.236) to Murphy Avenue-KY 2032 (MP 6.292) for a distance of 1.06 miles.  Hinkle Contracting Corporation was awarded the low bid for this contract in the amount of $75,727.75.


            Pulaski 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 November, 2005. Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions.