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Concrete poured on Mountain Parkway Expansion

Work done at new interchange west of Salyersville

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (May 26, 2015) — The first concrete was poured on the Mountain Parkway Expansion last week, marking a significant milestone for the project. Contractors working for Lexington’s Bizzack Construction are starting steel and construction work on a new interchange at Gifford Road, just west of Salyersville.

parkWorkers are beginning to build structures and pour concrete for what will become a ramp on the southwest corner of the new Gifford Road interchange. The initial work will create a culvert that will allow water to flow under the ramp.

The Gifford Road interchange is one of three areas where construction is starting in Magoffin County.

In addition to the work near Gifford Road, crews have begun clearing work around the KY 7/Salyersville interchange (Exit 75) and will start construction work soon. Work in this section of the project will include making improvements to the existing interchange and widening 1.1 miles of the parkway. The interchange improvements include reconfiguring the westbound exit ramp to KY 7 from the Mountain Parkway and re-aligning the three other ramps at the interchange.

Work also will start soon around the KY 30 interchange (Exit 72). In this section, contractors will modernize the existing interchange and widen the parkway. Work in this section includes realigning the parkway to remove a large curve to the east of Exit 72.