Road projects announced for Bell Co.

Staff Report

August 13, 2014

FRANKFORT — State Rep. Rick Nelson recently announced more road projects are coming to Bell County.

One is the resurfacing of 1.58 miles of KY 987 (Laurel Hill Road). Hinkle Contracting won the bid for $853,000 with Nov. 30 set as the completion date for the project.

“That road is in rough shape but will be paved soon,” Nelson said.

The other project involves the intersection of U.S. 25E and KY 66. Advanced warning flashers will be installed to warn motorists of upcoming light changes.

“The advanced warning flashers at the intersection of U.S. 119 and U.S. 25E has improved safety,” said Nelson.

The projects on KY 190 and 30th Street in Middlesboro are complete, and work is progressing on KY 74 (Cumberland Avenue) in Middlesboro with more milling and paving ongoing.

If citizens have an issue with the condition of state roads, Nelson said they can contact him at 248-8828 or by email at rick.nelson@lrc.ky.gov.