$6.1 million facility housing approximately 60 employees will open in 2018
JACKSON, Ky. – Construction is underway on a new office building for the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet’s Department of Highways District 10.
The new facility is being built on the property where the current district office is located. When completed, approximately 60 employees who work in the district office building will move into the new office. The old office will be demolished to provide parking for the new facility.
“The existing district office in Jackson is one of the oldest ones still in use,” said KYTC Secretary Greg Thomas. “The building is very outdated and has a number of maintenance issues. The new facility will offer up-to-date technology that will benefit the transportation needs of all motorists traveling through the district.”
“We’re very happy that the state has seen fit to invest in this new building,” said Corbett Caudill, chief district engineer for District 10. “Our staff will really appreciate the advantages the new district office will offer. It will be much more modern and energy efficient than our current office.”
The Walker Co. of Kentucky was awarded a $6,124,000 contract to build the new office. Construction is scheduled to be finished by early 2018.
The existing district office was built in the mid-1960s, at approximately the same time that a new alignment of KY 15 was built through Breathitt County to complement construction of the Mountain Parkway, which opened to traffic in 1963. There have been no additions or significant renovations to the building since it opened.
The main entrance to the district office from KY 15 is closed while the new building is under construction. Visitors may access the parking lot via the rear entrance, located off Jett Drive. Persons needing to visit the office should turn off KY 15 onto Jett Drive at traffic signal #3 and then turn left onto Hargis Hill Road to enter the parking lot. Visitors should still use the front door of the office.
District 10 encompasses the counties of Breathitt, Estill, Lee, Magoffin, Menifee, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Powell and Wolfe in east-central and southeastern Kentucky.