Transportation Cabinet awards three highway improvement contracts

JACKSON, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded three contracts totaling nearly $800,000 for three highway projects impacting three counties in the Department of Highways District 10.

Contracts awarded as part of the November 2011 letting are:
• A $124,169.01 contract for installation of guardrail on KY 15 between Lost Creek and the Wolfe County line in Breathitt County. N.H. Stone, Inc. was the successful bidder. The project is to be completed by June 30, 2012.
• A $591,695.89 contract for trimming and removal of trees and brush along KY 15 in Perry and Breathitt counties and KY 80 in Perry County. Swartz Mowing, Inc. was the successful bidder. The project is to be completed by March 30, 2012.
• A $65,444.75 contract for installation of guardrail on KY 89 in the Drip Rock area. N.H. Stone, Inc. was the successful bidder. The project is to be completed by May 30, 2012.

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 Smart” 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 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.


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