The Mountain Parkway Expansion will improve 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.

This project is designed to:

The multiyear Mountain Parkway Expansion project calls for widening and expanding the existing Parkway to four lanes, and extending the Mountain Parkway to connect near U.S. 23.

When the Parkway expansion is completed, the Mountain Parkway will run more than 90 miles between Interstate 64 and U.S. 23 in Eastern Kentucky. The project will complete a four-lane, high-speed route across the length of the state – from Paducah to Pikeville.

Helping Kentucky SOAR

The Mountain Parkway Expansion is part of several broader initiatives aimed at revitalizing areas of Eastern Kentucky that have experienced high rates of unemployment in recent years.

Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) is a bi-partisan initiative supported by federal and state representatives. The initiative seeks solutions to strengthen the economy in Eastern Kentucky and improve the quality of life throughout the region.