Bell Co. resurfacing, patching to take place in spring 2020

The resurfacing and patching repairs to be made to 72 county roads in Bell County is expected to be completed in spring 2020.

On Thursday, the Commissioner of the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Gray Tomblyn II visited Judge-Executive Albey Brock’s office to make the announcement.

“Governor Bevin has approved the amount of $582,000 for Bell County in discretionary funding for road projects,” Tomblyn explained. “Discretionary funding is allocated by the legislature to the Transportation Cabinet and then it gives the Governor the flexibility to disseminate projects through the Commonwealth.”

Resurfacing repairs address existing surface cracks, potholes, raveling and base failures.

“Obviously the opportunity to put down this amount of black top at one time, it doesn’t come along often,” Judge Brock said. “Most of all of these roads will be done this spring.”

Brock met with contractors on Friday to open bids for these roads.

“They are all in agreement that with the weather conditions and the temperature that it is better to have warmer temperatures for the surfaces of the roads prior to resurfacing,” he said.

He explained that the new pavement will stick to the road better.

“We want to get the most out of this so we are going to put it off until the spring to do this,” said Brock. “With a couple of other funds that we have, it could be safe to say that the county will spend close to $1 million or more in the year of 2020 resurfacing roads,” he continued.

Brock said that over the course of the last 10 years they have strived to get their roads in better condition than any county that neighbors Bell.

“I think that I can say that without fear of contradiction that Bell County’s county roads are in better shape than any county that touches us,” he said.

The amount of resurfacing work that will be done will come from the combining of other monies put together.

“When we are able to put this money together in big chunks, it gets us more bang for the buck,” Brock explained. “We get more done with less money because the contractors are more competitive.”

The resurfacing work that will take place will be addressing the following roads in Bell County:

• Roark Hill Road (1012D) – Bit. Patch 0.085 miles

• Old School Road (1020B) – Bit. Patch 0.123 miles

• Hall Hollow Road (1021S) – Bit. Patch 0.032 miles

• Sizemore Lawson Road (CR 1025K) – Bit. Resurface 0.047 miles

• Mudlick Branch Road (CR 1030) – Bit. Resurface 0.515 miles

• Cow Fork Road (CR 1032) – Bit. Patch 0.189 miles

• Mill Creek Road (CR 1043) – Bit. Patch 0.189 miles

• Peach Blossom Road (1045A) – Bit. Patch 0.378 miles

• Main Hollow Road (CR 1046) – Bit. Resurface 0.180 miles

• Jones Hollow Road (CR 1052) – Bit. Resurface 0.173 miles

• Harbell Road (CR 1102) – Bit. Resurface 0.189 miles

• Mink Lane (1103L) – Bit. Resurface 0.171 miles

• Whipporwill Lane (1103M) – Bit. Resurface 0.100 miles

• Wilder & Evans Road (1103V) – Bit. Resurface 0.100 miles

• Capps Hill Road (1103Y) – Bit. Resurface 0.100 miles

• Access Road (1103B5) – Bit. Resurface 0.056 miles

• Bill Branch Road (1106) – Bit. Resurface 0.360 miles

• Blacksnake Branch Road (1125) – Bit. Patch 0.068 miles

• Hensley Settlement Road (1127) – Bit. Patch 0.023 miles

• Onkst Drive (1120) – Bit. Resurface 0.014 miles

• Upper Christy Road (1140B) – Bit. Patch 0.200 miles

• Cannon Creek Lake Hill (1142) – Bit. Patch 0.284 miles

• George Tuttle Road (1143) – Bit. Patch 0.378 miles

• Swallow Lane Spur (CR 1145F) – Bit. Resurface 0.147 miles

• Rocky Face Road (CR 1145M) – Bit. Resurface 0.111 miles

• Joe Bev Road (CR 1145N) – Bit. Resurface 0.156 miles

• Spring Hollow Road (CR 1145P) – Bit. Resurface 0.063 miles

• Phipps Elliott Mountain (CR 1149A) – Bit. Patch 0.095 miles

• Carroll Branch Road (CR 1149G) – Bit. Patch 0.038 miles

• Big Buck Lane (CR 1154H) – Bit. Resurface 0.607 miles

• Campbell Road (CR 1164)— Bit Resurface 0.088 miles

• Jesse Nese Road (1165) – Bit. Resurface 0.100 miles

• Samuel Harris Road (1168) – Bit. Resurface 0.080 miles

• Bill Miracle Road (1169) – Bit. Resurface 0.109 miles

• Little Gap Hill Road (CR 1183) – Bit. Resurface 0.120 miles

• Abby Lane (CR 1205A) – Bit. Patch 0.142 miles

• Lickfork Road (CR 1205A5) – Bit Resurface 0.265 miles

• Maxwell Lane (CR 1205Q) — Bit. Resurface 0.104 miles

• Harville Road (1205R) – Bit. Resurface 0.284 miles

• Old Ridge Road (1205Z) – Bit. Resurface 0.400 miles

• Guy Lane (CR 1216D) – Bit. Resurface 0.033 miles

• Honeycutt Lane (CR 1216D1) — Bit. Resurface 0.033 miles

• Patterson Road (CR 1216E) — Bit. Resurface 0.144 miles

• Guy Lane Right Fork Road (CR 1216F) – Bit. Resurface 0.071 miles

• Guy Lane Left Fork Road (CR 1216G) – Bit. Resurface 0.036 miles

• Riley Partin Road (1232H) – Bit. Resurface 0.051 miles

• Cecil Partin Lane (1232S) – Bit. Resurface 0.047 miles

• Daughtery Road (CR 1234) – Bit. Resurface 0.196 miles

• Old Mill Road (CR 1240F) – Bit. Resurface 0.130 miles

• Henderson Church Road (1240H) – Bit. Resurface 0.385 miles

• Centers Branch (1256) – Bit. Resurface 0.886 miles

• Hettie Fuson Road (1279) – Bit. Resurface 0.078 miles

• Bays Hill Road (1282) – Bit. Resurface 0.075 miles

• Winkler Road (CR 1301J) – Bit. Resurface 0.284 miles

• Brock Hollow Road (1307G) – Bit. Resurface 0.492 miles

• Taylor Hill Road (1309E) – Bit. Patch 0.664 miles

• Wagoner Lane (1312E) – Bit. Resurface 0.155 miles

• Long Branch Road (CR 1322) – Bit. Patch 0.019 miles

• Jackson Hill Road (CR 1336M) – Bit. Resurface 0.085 miles

• Magnut Hollow Road (1340) – Bit. Patch 0.947 miles

• Carter Branch Road (CR 1341) – Bit. Resurface 0.568 miles

• Jackson Drive (CR 1351) Bit. Patch 0.057 miles

• White MTN Road (1357) – Bit. Patch 0.757 miles

• Evelyn Goodin Lane (1386) – Bit. Resurface 0.085 miles

• H&B Partin Lane (1437) – Bit. Resurface 0.272 miles

• Sharps Woods Road (CR 1466) – Bit. Patch 0.208 miles

• Jax Maizley Lane (CR 1489) — Bit. Resurface 0.047 miles

• Hammontree Heights (1535) – Bit. Resurface 0.114 miles

• Wilder Lane (1539) – Bit. Resurface 0.018 miles

• Hatfield Lane (1715) Bit. Patch 0.018 miles

• Gusty Partin Road (1716) — Bit. Resurface 0.069 miles

• Jordan Branch Road (1718) – Bit. Resurface 0.104 miles.