The Mountain Parkway Expansion will widen the Parkway to four lanes, allowing for higher volumes of traffic travelling along the Parkway. The Expansion will close the only gap in a 400-mile, four-lane, high-speed corridor for commerce and mobility across Kentucky from Paducah to Pikeville.


The Mountain Parkway Expansion will modernize roads, designing interchanges to be safer. These safety upgrades include building longer on and off ramps to give drivers more time to merge, eliminating dangerous curves around the mountain, separating opposing lanes of traffic with medians, and more.


The Mountain Parkway Expansion will create an enhanced connection between Eastern Kentucky and other parts of the state. This connection will allow Eastern Kentucky communities to have better access to jobs, healthcare, and education throughout the Commonwealth, while also supporting business development and tourism throughout the region.

About the Mountain Parkway Expansion

The Mountain Parkway Expansion will enhance highway safety along a vital Kentucky corridor and close the transportation gap that currently stands between the citizens of Eastern Kentucky and the rest of the Commonwealth.

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Of Four-Lane Corridor From Paducah To Pikeville Once Completed

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