This periodic report includes information on work underway on the Mountain Parkway Expansion. Inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances could affect planned activities.
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.
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.
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. The project will widen 30 miles of the existing parkway from two lanes to four lanes, and will extend the parkway another 16 miles by widening KY 114 between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.