JACKSON, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet recently awarded contracts totaling more than $2 million for seven highway projects within the Department of Highways District 10. The projects include five single-county projects for three counties, and two multi-county projects that also involve routes in neighboring highway districts.
Contracts awarded as part of the May letting are:
• A $10,911.50 project to install guardrail on KY 451 in Perry County near milepoint 13.7. Work is to be completed by Oct. 31.
• A $364,567.23 project for minor widening and construction of a turn lane on KY 550 in Perry County near Perry County Central High School and Crawford Mountain Road. Work is to be completed by Oct. 31.
• A $60,491.04 project for painting stripes along various routes in Magoffin, Menifee and Morgan counties, along with three counties in District 9. Work is to be completed by Nov. 1.
• A $399,900 project to install raised pavement markers and reflectors along various routes in Breathitt, Estill, Morgan and Perry counties, along with four counties in District 11. Work is to be completed by Nov. 1.
• A $396,786.40 project for resurfacing of 4.3 miles of KY 1471 in Magoffin County. Work is to be completed by Nov. 15.
• A $689,484.77 project for resurfacing of 7.06 miles of KY 1693 in Menifee County. Work is to be completed by Nov. 15.
• A $204,830.05 project for resurfacing of 2.22 miles of KY 267 in Perry County. Work is to be completed by Nov. 15.
The Department of Highways District 10 consists of 10 counties – Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe – in east-central and southeastern Kentucky. The district office is located in Jackson.
Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to drive with caution in work zones and be aware of workers, traffic control devices and construction equipment when traveling in areas where projects are ongoing.
Significant traffic impacts resulting from construction and maintenance projects are posted on District 10’s website (http://transportation.ky.gov/District-10), the district’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/KYTCDistrict10) and also on the district’s Twitter feed (http://www.twitter.com/KYTCDistrict10). Drivers can check these sites prior to traveling to determine if there will be traffic delays for which they should be prepared.
From H.B. ELKINS
KYTC - Dist. 10