Department of Highways, District 10
Transportation Cabinet schedules Aug. 27 public hearing to discuss Mountain Parkway widening project
JACKSON, KY – Residents of Magoffin, Morgan and Wolfe counties are invited to attend a public hearing to discuss a project to widen the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway to four lanes between Exit 57 at Helechawa in Wolfe County and Exit 75 near Salyersville in Magoffin County.
The hearing will be held Thursday, Aug. 27 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Lakefront Church of God on KY 134 in Magoffin County. The site is accessible from the Mountain Parkway via its intersection with KY 134 between mile markers 67 and 68.
The public hearing will begin with a formal welcome and introduction at 5 p.m., followed by an informal open exhibit area where officials from the Transportation Cabinet and the project consultants will be available to answer questions and receive public input. Informational handouts, comment sheets and displays will be available to attendees. A court reporter will be available to take oral statements from interested attendees. There will also be a 15-day public comment period after the meeting, and exhibits will be available at the Department of Highways District 10 office in Jackson.
This proposed project will widen the Mountain Parkway to four lanes and reconfigure and improve interchange access points along the route. The project is currently in the preliminary design and environmental assessment phase. Right of way purchase and construction dates have not yet been scheduled.