Department of Highways, District 10
Transportation Cabinet conducts public meeting on proposed improvements to Mountain Parkway Exit 18 in Clay City

Press Release Date:  Wednesday, September 16, 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 – On Tuesday, Sept. 15, personnel from the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet Department of Highways District 10 office conducted a public hearing on the proposed improvements to Exit 18 of the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway in Powell County.


Approximately 20 residents of the area, public officials and other concerned citizens attended the meeting at the Clay City Elementary School to view a presentation by District 10 personnel and project consultants and receive information on the project. The project will convert the existing partial interchange at KY 1057 (Hardwicks Creek Road) and the Mountain Parkway to a full interchange. Currently, traffic can only enter the Mountain Parkway eastbound going toward Stanton, and only westbound traffic going toward Winchester can exit onto KY 1057. Upon completion, full access will be available for all directions of travel..


Those in attendance provided comments on the project, asked several questions, viewed aerial photographs of the area showing the general scope of the project, and learned what properties will be impacted by the project.


Photographs and plans displayed at the public meeting may be viewed at the Department of Highways District 10 office, 473 Highway 15 South, Jackson, during the comment period.


Right of way acquisition is scheduled to begin later this year, and relocation of utilities is anticipated to begin next spring. If the project remains on schedule, construction could start as early as next fall.




Darren Farmer, left, Powell County judge-executive and Corbett Caudill, Project Development Branch manager for KYTC Department of Highways District 10.