Department of Highways, District 8
Governor Fletcher & Transportation Cabinet Award $620,891.38 in Highway Contracts in Wayne 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 Wayne County.  A contract, in the amount of 620,891.38 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 resurfacing on five roadways and initial treatment on one.  For resurfacing,  Hidalgo-Donahue Road (KY 834) from MP 0.000 to (KY 90) MP 3.827 for a distance of 3.83 miles.  Powersburg-Windy Road (KY 1009) from MP 3.200 to (KY 200) MP 3.760 for a distance of 0.56 miles.  Murl Cabell Lake Cumberland Road (KY 1546) from MP 0.000 to MP 3.622 for a distance of 3.62 miles.  Mystic View Road (KY 3282) from MP 0.000 to MP 2.545 for a distance of 2.55 miles.  Frisby Lane (KY 3284) from MP 0.121 to MP 4.660 for a distance of 4.54 miles.  The contract for initial treatment was awarded on the following roadway.   Bambi Circle (CR 1332H) from Oatts Road extending around loop to Bambi Circle, a distance of 0.65 miles.   Mago Construction Company, LLC was awarded the low bid for this contract in the amount of $620,891.38.


            Wayne 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.