Department of Highways, District 10
Motorists Should Expect Lane Closures, Possible Delays as Work Begins on Mountain Parkway Paving Project

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, May 23, 2007  
Contact Information:  H.B. ELKINS
(606) 666-8841

JACKSON, KY – (May 23, 2007) – Drivers traveling the Mountain Parkway in western Powell County should be prepared for lane closures and possible delays over the next two months as a $3.1 million paving project gets underway.


Preliminary work began this week on the project to resurface more than 7 miles of the Mountain Parkway between the Clark County line and the Clay City area near Exit 16.


Lanes may be closed for the remainder of this week for guardrail removal, but all four lanes of traffic will be open for the Memorial Day holiday weekend. However, shoulders will be closed in the project area over the weekend.


Beginning Tuesday, May 29, drivers can expect lane closures and possible slowdown in the project area as work resumes. The project is scheduled to be completed by July 31.


The speed limit in the work zone has been reduced to 55 miles per hour, and a double fine zone is in effect when workers are present.


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, traffic control devices and construction equipment when traveling in areas where projects are ongoing.