Department of Highways, District 10
Work Begins on Mountain Parkway Bridge Project at Exit 72; Travel Delays Likely

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, February 20, 2007  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (Feb. 20, 2007) – Work is beginning this week on a $1.4 million safety improvement project to replace the deck of the bridge carrying the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway over KY 30 at Exit 72 in Magoffin County.


Motorists who travel the Mountain Parkway at this location can expect delays this week while construction crews place barrier walls and traffic signals to be used for traffic control during the project. Flaggers will periodically stop traffic while the setup work progresses this week.


Once the barrier walls and signals are in place, traffic in this area will be restricted to one lane and controlled with traffic signals for the next five to six months while the project is ongoing. One 16-foot travel lane will be provided as contractors remove the existing bridge deck, make modifications to the support piers, and construct a new bridge deck.


On KY 30 beneath the bridge, motorists can expect periodic delays as the work progresses. When necessary, traffic on KY 30 will be controlled by flaggers.


This safety improvement project will result in the modification of the superelevation of the KY 30 overpass on the Mountain Parkway. The $1,371,138.50 contract was awarded in December.


Construction activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to “Drive Smart” in work zones and be aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling in areas where projects are ongoing.