Report offers parkway expansion updates


Crews continue work on the Mountain Parkway Expansion. Traffic on the parkway is still being stopped periodically.

SALYERSVILLE – A new report issued on progress with the Mountain Parkway expansion project was recently released and has updates on work currently underway.

In Magoffin County, along Gifford Road, crews 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, officials said, adding that more crews have also started building the eastbound bridge over Middle Fork Creek.

Also, 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 miles per hour. Traffic on the parkway continues to be stopped periodically for the safety of workers and travelers, causing short delays for travelers.

Along the Salyersville interchange, contractors 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, officials said.

For more information on the Mountain Parkway Expansion, visit www.MtnParkway.com or follow the project on Twitter (@MtnParkway) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mtnparkway). A project office is open in Magoffin Plaza in Salyersville; call (606) 349-8160 for hours.

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