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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Transportation Cabinet awards six highway improvement contracts for five District 10 counties
Posted: 31-Aug-2012 3:43AM CDT

From Kentucky Transportation Cabint Department of Highways District 10 (Aug. 9, 2012):

Transportation Cabinet awards six highway improvement contracts for five District 10 counties  
Projects include bridge repairs in Wolfe County, paving in Breathitt, Estill, Menifee and Powell counties

JACKSON, Ky. — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded six contracts totaling more than $3.5 million for highway projects in five counties within the Department of Highways District 10.

Contracts awarded as part of the July 2012 letting are:

·       A $141,322.22 contract to repair the bridge carrying KY 1419 over the Red River in Wolfe County. The project is to be completed within 30 calendar days once it begins, but by no later than Nov. 15.

·       A $1,922,559.30 contract to resurface 17.02 miles of KY 1098 in Breathitt County. The project is to be completed by Nov. 15.

·       A $375,790.57 to resurface portions of KY 851, KY 1457 and KY 3325 in Estill County. The project is to be completed by Nov. 30.

·       A $313,765.90 contract to resurface portions of KY 613 and KY 3352 in Powell County. The project is to be completed by Nov. 30.

·       A $433,477.50 contract to resurface portions of KY 713, KY 1240 and KY 2071 in Menifee County. The project is to be completed by Nov. 30.

·       A $364,649.23 contract to resurface portions of KY 541, KY 1098 and KY 3237 in Breathitt County. The project is to be completed by Nov. 30.

 

 

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Area residents invited to attend public meeting on improvements to KY 205 in Wolfe County
Posted: 28-Aug-2010 7:27PM CDT

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10 (Aug. 26, 2010):

Area residents invited to attend public meeting on improvements to KY 205 in Wolfe County
JACKSON, KY – Residents of Wolfe, Breathitt and nearby counties are invited to attend a public informational meeting to discuss a project to improve a section of KY 205 in Wolfe County.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Cleanup from Recent Storms Continues
Posted: 19-Feb-2009 11:09PM CST

The state is still cleaning up from recent ice and wind storms.

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
R.J. Corman Pulls Track from Controversial Railroad
Posted: 10-Sep-2005 9:41PM CDT

The R.J. Corman Railroad Company began removing the rails and ties from the Dawkins Line in July. A group known as the Appalachian Rail Preservation Association had previously expressed interest in keeping the line intact so it could be used for a tourist attraction.

More information: Lexington Herald-Leader: R.J. Corman pulls up part of rail line (July 15, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Drivers Urged to Use Caution in Work Zones
Posted: 16-May-2005 4:33AM CDT

[Transportation Cabinet official Tim Henderlight set up a desk in a highway work zone in Breathitt County Friday to make his point as he discussed the need for driving safely in construction zones.]

Transportation Cabinet official Tim Henderlight set up a desk in a highway work zone in Breathitt County Friday to make his point as he discussed the need for driving safely in construction zones. Henderlight held a news conference to discuss work zone safety in Eastern Kentucky at the site of a $37 million construction project to relocate KY 15 and widen it to four lanes. Photo by H.B. Elkins, District 10 PIO.

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[KY 15]
Ground Broken for KY 15 Reconstruction Project
Posted: 1-Apr-2005 5:50AM CST

From the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet:

State and local officials broke ground at Vancleve Tuesday, March 29 on a $36.5 million highway construction project in Breathitt County. A new 3.5-mile section of KY 15 will be four-laned and improved to bypass a dangerous section of highway where five people have been killed and 35 injured in 55 wrecks over the last two years. The project is part of an overall plan to improve KY 15 in Breathitt and Perry counties. Upwards of 30,000 vehicles use portions of this road daily.
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[KY 15]
Contract Awarded for KY 15 Project
Posted: 19-Jan-2005 2:50AM CST

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has awarded a contract for construction of 3.4 mile section of KY 15 between Jackson and Campton: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet: Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Awards Contract for Reconstruction of Kentucky 15 (Jan. 18, 2005) [Outside Link]

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[Commonwealth of Kentucky]
Fifteen Projects Moved from Six-Year Plan to “Unscheduled Needs” List
Posted: 11-Mar-2004 2:18AM CST
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When the 2004 Recommended Six-Year Highway Plan was released Transportation Cabinet Secretary Maxwell Clay Bailey assured legislators that no projects had been removed the 2002 Six-Year Plan; however, the Courier-Journal has found that fifteen projects scheduled under the 2002 plan were moved to the unscheduled needs list in the new 2004 plan.

More information: Courier-Journal: 15 projects cut from road plan (March 3, 2004) [Outside Link], WKYT: 15 Kentucky Road Projects Cut Due To Budget Crisis (March 4, 2004) [Outside Link], Hardin County News Enterprise: State drops I-65 widening (March 5, 2004) [Outside Link]

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