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Public Invited to Learn More about Mountain Parkway Construction

Sep 26, 2016

The public is invited to learn more about upcoming construction along Salyersville's Restaurant Row.
Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet will hold a meeting later this month to share information about construction activities starting in Salyersville as part of the Mountain Parkway Expansion.

The meeting will serve as a preview of the three-year construction project to improve safety and mobility along Salyersville’s Restaurant Row.  The project runs along a nearly 2 ½ mile corridor – from just east of the end of the current Mountain Parkway to just east of the KY 114/US 460 junction (Rock House Road).

Over the next three years, the main roadway will be widened to four lanes and converted to a partially controlled parkway that will improve the flow of traffic through Restaurant Row while ensuring access to businesses, residences and other facilities. The project also includes improving and expanding a system of local access roads along what will become an extension of the Mountain Parkway.

The meeting will be held at Magoffin County High School, 1100 East Mountain Parkway on September 27th. The meeting will run from 5 to 7 p.m.

About the Mountain Parkway Expansion

The Mountain Parkway Expansion is a 46-mile transportation improvement project that will create a wider, safer connection between Eastern Kentucky and the rest of the Commonwealth. It is a key transportation project designed to close the only gap in a 400-mile, four-lane, high-speed corridor for commerce and mobility across Kentucky from Pikeville to Paducah. The project will widen 30 miles of the existing parkway to four lanes and extend the parkway by about 16 miles between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.

For additional information, go to www.mtnparkway.com. Project updates may also be found on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mtnparkway) and Twitter (@MtnParkway). A project office is open in Magoffin Plaza in Salyersville; call (606) 349-8160 for hours.

(story provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)