Department of Highways, District 10
Ramp from Spur KY 15 to Mountain Parkway in Wolfe County to close for two weeks beginning Monday, Aug. 3

Press Release Date:  Thursday, July 23, 2009  
Contact Information:  H. B. Elkins
Public Information Officer
Department of Highways, District 10
473 Highway 15 South, P.O. Box 621
Jackson, KY 41339

JACKSON, KY – Beginning Monday, Aug. 3, the ramp from northbound Spur KY 15 to the Mountain Parkway westbound north of Campton will be closed for appoximately two weeks. During this time, the old bridge carrying the ramp over the Mountain Parkway will be demolished, and the approaches to the new bridge for the ramp will be completed.


Traffic between the intersection of KY 15 and KY 191 in Campton and the intersection of Spur KY 15 and KY 1653 (Quillins Chapel Road) should not be affected.


This closure is related to the ongoing project to widen the Mountain Parkway to four lanes between Exit 43 and Exit 46, and to improve the interchange between the Mountain Parkway and Spur KY 15.


Northbound traffic from Campton, Jackson and Hazard wishing to proceed onto the Mountain Parkway westbound toward Stanton, Winchester and Lexington will be detoured onto KY 15 at Campton, and will be able to enter the Mountain Parkway at Exit 40 at Pine Ridge. This detour will be signed for the benefit of through traffic.


Eastbound Mountain Parkway traffic wishing to proceed south on KY 15 to Campton and points south will not be affected, and will continue to be able to use Exit 43.


During this time, motorists using the Mountain Parkway beneath the old and new bridges should be prepared to encounter delays and traffic pattern changes until the new overpass is put into service.