Kentucky News – Mountain Parkway Expansion opens field office

Salyersville location will be staffed six days a week

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (Jan. 16, 2015) – Residents who want to know more about the Mountain Parkway Expansion now can get information about the project at a new office in Salyersville. The office is in the Magoffin Plaza, 447 Parkway Drive (U.S. 460).

“As construction gets underway, we know people will have lots of questions,” said Marshall Carrier, project manager for the Mountain Parkway Expansion. “The field office is another way we can provide information and answers to citizens throughout Eastern Kentucky.”

The initial operating hours for the office are:

  • 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
  • 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesdays.
  • 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays.

If residents have questions but can’t come to the office, they may call (606) 349-8160. Information also is available at www.MtnParkway.com or by following the project on Twitter (@MtnParkway) or on Facebook (www.facebook.com/mtnparkway).

 Mountain Parkway Expansion

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. It is a key transportation project designed to close the only gap in a 400-mile, four-lane, high-speed corridor for commerce and mobility across Kentucky from Pikeville to Paducah. The project will widen 30 miles of the existing parkway to four lanes and will extend the parkway from Salyersville to Prestonsburg.

Construction on the parkway expansion will begin soon in a segment just west of Salyersville. Other segments of the project are undergoing design, right of way, environmental and utility work to quickly bring as much of the project as possible to shovel-ready status.

The preliminary cost estimate for the project is $753 million, but teams of experts are working on value-engineering solutions to lower the cost to Kentucky taxpayers.

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