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Mountain Parkway Expansion

Mountain Parkway Expansion

Within a few weeks, three new sections of access road will open in the Restaurant Row Segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion project.

The opening of these roads, along with bridge construction nearby, paves the way for the next phase of the project: expanding a busy 2.4-mile section of the Mountain Parkway to four lanes.

By early July, three new roads will open to traffic:

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Parents, teachers and buses leaving Magoffin County High School will have another connection to the Mountain Parkway when road work near the school is completed.

After continued conversations with local leaders and school officials during construction of the Mountain Parkway Expansion, roadway designers are adding a new access point that will improve traffic flow in the area. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has updated its design for the Restaurant Row Segment of the project to include a right-turn-only option for traffic departing the school and heading east.

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Motorists traveling the Mountain Parkway near Salyersville will follow a new traffic pattern starting Monday, Nov. 27, as construction crews move lanes to a new Burning Fork bridge. The switch to the new bridge will occur around midday.

The new bridge – just west of Restaurant Row in Salyersville – will carry one lane of eastbound traffic and one lane of westbound traffic. During this phase of construction, shoulder space on the bridge will be limited.

Mountain Parkway Expansion

Thanksgiving travelers on the Mountain Parkway won’t experience any delays due to construction this year.

Currently, construction crews are working on projects along more than 15 miles of the parkway in Wolfe, Morgan and Magoffin counties in Eastern Kentucky. Speed limits have been reduced in work zones. In several areas, there are periodic traffic stoppages for blasting activities or to allow construction equipment to enter or cross the parkway.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Significant progress is being made in the Restaurant Row Segment, a roughly two-and-a-half-mile project in Salyersville.

Crews are moving forward with utility tie-ins to new gravity sewers in this business-dense section, and blasting/excavation work will resume soon behind the Magoffin County Health Department.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

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

While utility tie-ins continue in the business-dense section of Restaurant Row, construction crews are working at the new bridge on the west end of the project segment, near Magoffin County High School and at the KY 1888 intersections.

Mountain Parkway Expansion

Two ramps on the Mountain Parkway in Magoffin County will close this week as workers continue major construction on the parkway near Salyersville.

The eastbound ramps at the KY 7 interchange (Exit 75), both for traffic exiting and entering the parkway, will be closed. These ramps will remain closed for up to a week.

Restaurant Row Construction Activity Increasing

May 3, 2017
Mountain Parkway Expansion

Crews recently began blasting and this week will begin moving excavated dirt and rock from near the Magoffin County Health Department to fill areas near the Burning Fork Bridge. Trucks will haul 20 to 25 loads of material per hour to the fill area, crossing US 460 (Parkway Drive) near St. Luke Catholic Church.

Mountain Parkway Expansion Progress Report

Apr 19, 2017
Mountain Parkway Expansion

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

Salyersville

Restaurant Row

Significant progress is being made to construct a new bridge across Burning Fork – on the west end of Restaurant Row – while utility and clearing work continue throughout the 2.4-mile project area.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Motorists should be prepared for brief traffic stoppages on the Mountain Parkway – just east of the KY 205-Helechewa interchange – on Tuesday, April 18, as crews relocate telephone lines ahead of roadway construction.

Crews expect to stop traffic four times between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., to pull cables across the parkway. Most stoppages are expected to last 5 to 20 minutes, but each stoppage could last for up to 30 minutes.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Contractors continue to push ahead with construction on Restaurant Row, the busiest segment of the Mountain Parkway Expansion.

“Now that spring and summer are approaching, work on Restaurant Row will kick into high gear,” said Marshall Carrier, a KYTC engineer who is the project manager for the Mountain Parkway Expansion. “We urge travelers to use caution and be patient as we bring them a safer Mountain Parkway.”

Mountain Parkway Expansion Progress Report

Mar 13, 2017
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Crews have made significant progress in relocating utilities and building a bridge over Burning Fork on the western end of this 2.57-mile segment.

Workers recently placed six beams on the new bridge, and three more large beams will be added later this month.

A culvert on an access road on the north side of the project has been completed. Construction also continues on two large culverts on the east end of this section.

Clearing work has begun at various locations throughout this segment.

Kentucky Transportation Cabinet

Contractors are starting work along another major stretch of the Mountain Parkway Expansion.

“This project continues the safety and mobility improvements we are making to this important transportation artery for Eastern Kentucky,” said Marshall Carrier, a KYTC engineer who is the project manager for the Mountain Parkway Expansion.

Work began this week in the Morgan County Segment, an 8.2-mile section of the parkway in Wolfe, Morgan and Magoffin counties.

The improvements include: