The latest phase of the Mountain Parkway widening project is taking place about five miles west of Salyersville, including the removal of tons of rock following drilling and blasting. The multiyear project improves a transportation corridor that runs 46 miles from Campton to Prestonsburg.
In all, 30 miles of the parkway will be widened from two to four lanes, and it will be extended by an additional 16 miles. When the expansion is completed, the Mountain Parkway will run more than 90 miles in Eastern Kentucky, which will in turn allow drivers access to four-lane, high-speed roads across the length of the state, from Paducah to Pikeville.
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