District 9
Governor Fletcher announces beginning of $12 million Interstate 64 rehabilitation project in Rowan County

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, August 10, 2005  
Contact Information:  Katrina O. Bradley, Chief District Engineer
District 9-Flemingsburg
(606) 845-2551


FLEMINGSBURG, KY - (Aug. 10, 2005) -- Orange “Road Work Ahead” signs are in place, and Governor Ernie Fletcher and Acting Transportation Secretary Bill Nighbert announce that construction begins today on a $12 million rehabilitation project to improve the state’s transportation network in Rowan County.


The pavement on Interstate 64 between milepoints 141.5 and 148 will be rehabilitated to provide a smoother and safer driving surface for motorists who use this busy route. Lane closures and minor delays should be anticipated from Aug. 10 through the remainder of this year. The scheduled project completion date is June 30, 2006.

Hinkle Contracting was awarded the contract for $12,453,499.00

“This is part of the vision of Governor Fletcher and Acting Secretary Nighbert to provide a safe and reliable transportation system for all Kentuckians,” said Katrina O. Bradley, chief district engineer for District 9 of the Department of Highways, which includes Rowan County. “This improvement will help ensure better, safer traveling for all drivers who use this major road that serves northeastern Kentucky and also links our nation’s East Coast to the Midwest.”

Motorists are urged to watch out for flaggers, workers and equipment during the work period. They are also reminded to slow down in construction zones, to obey any posted speed limit reductions, and to pay attention to any traffic control devices such as cones, barrels or barriers they may encounter in the work zone. There may be delays in the work area, so drivers should plan their trips accordingly.