Frequent but brief traffic interruptions expected
SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (Feb. 29, 2016) — A temporary traffic light will be installed on Tuesday on the Mountain Parkway near the KY 30 interchange, where work continues on the Mountain Parkway Expansion.
The light, to be located about 500 feet west of the KY 30 interchange, will allow large trucks to haul excavation waste material from one side of the parkway to a dumping area on the opposite side of the roadway. Traffic stoppages will occur frequently, but will last only brief periods of time.
The light is expected to be in place for approximately four weeks.
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.
The project will widen 30 miles of the existing parkway from two lanes to four lanes, and will extend the parkway another 16 miles between Salyersville and Prestonsburg.