Public Meeting Planned to Discuss Mountain Parkway Expansion

Mar 31, 2015

Credit Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

The public is invited to learn more about plans to extend the Mountain Parkway in Eastern Kentucky.

Engineers with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet and its consultants will discuss alternatives to develop a four-lane, high-speed route along the KY 114 corridor between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.

Officials will show preliminary maps of roadway routes being considered to improve safety and mobility along the KY 114 corridor. Project leaders will be on hand to answer questions about planned improvements and gather comments and feedback about the alternatives being considered.

The public forum will be held from 5:00p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 14 at the Prestonsburg Elementary School located on 140 South Clark Road in Prestonsburg.

The Mountain Parkway Expansion, proposed by Gov. Beshear and funded by the Kentucky General Assembly, will close the only gap in a 400-mile, four-lane, high-speed corridor for commerce and mobility across Kentucky from Pikeville to Paducah.

The 46-mile project will widen 30 miles of the existing parkway from two lanes to four lanes and extend the parkway between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.  The entire Mountain Parkway Expansion, which is expected to be completed in six to 10 years, has a preliminary price tag of $753 million.

For additional information, visit the project website online at: http://www.MtnParkway.com

(story provided by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet)