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Officials seeking public input on Mountain Parkway Expansion routes

Meeting is April 14 in Prestonsburg

PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (April 8, 2015) — The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is holding a public meeting to seek public input on two options under consideration for extending the Mountain Parkway from Salyersville to Prestonsburg.

Corridor options_Magoffin_FloydThe meeting, scheduled for 5 p.m. on April 14 at Prestonsburg Elementary School, will focus on two potential options to create a four-lane road—widening along the existing corridor (KY 114) or constructing a new road along a cross-country corridor to the north of KY 114.

KYTC will use public feedback to help determine whether the Mountain Parkway Expansion team should continue to study a cross-country option between Salyersville and Prestonsburg or instead focus planning and design work on the widening of KY 114.

KY 114 is a two-lane state highway that runs between Salyersville and Prestonsburg. It winds about 14 miles through the hills and valleys of Eastern Kentucky.

The Mountain Parkway Expansion project will improve a transportation corridor that runs 46 miles between Campton and Prestonsburg. The project will widen 30 miles of the existing parkway from two lanes to four lanes and extend the parkway by about 16 miles.

When the entire project is completed in six to 10 years, it will close the only gap in a 400-mile, four-lane, high-speed corridor for commerce and mobility across Kentucky from Pikeville to Paducah.