Department of Highways, District 10
Bridge repairs to result in lane closures on Mountain Parkway in Wolfe County

Press Release Date:  Tuesday, October 05, 2010  
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 – Motorists using the Bert T. Combs Mountain Parkway in Wolfe County can expect lane closures and possible delays during the next month, as work begins on a bridge repair project at Exit 40 near Pine Ridge.


Repairs will be made to the bridges carrying the Mountain Parkway over KY 15. Work will be done simultaneously in both the eastbound and westbound lanes. Construction began yesterday and should be finished by Nov. 15. While the project is ongoing, one lane will be closed in each direction.


During the work, the route will be restricted to vehicles less than 12 feet wide. Vehicles wider than 12 feet will need to find an alternate route around the project.


Motorists can expect changing traffic patterns at the work site. A reduced speed limit will be in effect and a double-fine zone will be enforced. Drivers should reduce speed in this area, and are urged to always "Drive Smart" and be aware of workers, traffic control devices and construction equipment when traveling in this and other areas where projects are ongoing.