Magoffin County West Segment

Mountain Parkway Expansion Progress Report – July 9, 2015

This periodic report includes information on work underway on the Mountain Parkway Expansion. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could affect planned activities.

Magoffin County

Gifford Road

Gifford Road interchange2 early July 2015

Crews continue to work on the Mountain Parkway Expansion near Gifford Road, where they recently removed an overpass that spanned the parkway. Construction of a new bridge that will cross the parkway has begun and will continue throughout July. Crews have also begun building the eastbound bridge over Middle Fork Creek.

Contractors in the area – about five miles west of Salyersville – are continuing excavations to widen the parkway corridor for its planned expansion to four lanes.

The speed limit in the area has been reduced to 45 mph. Traffic on the parkway continues to be stopped periodically for the safety of workers and travelers, causing short delays for travelers.

Salyersville interchange

Contractors working around the KY 7/Salyersville interchange – immediately west of Salyersville – have cleared trees and started site work. Utility companies are relocating communications and power lines in advance of construction work.

Current work in this area of the project is not expected to affect traffic.