The Mountain Parkway Expansion Project could get started sooner than expected and at a lower cost.
Yesterday, Governor Steve Beshear, along with other state leaders, gathered in
Winchester to announce how
they will save millions while widening 46 miles of road in eastern . Kentucky
Parkway to Prestonsburg is estimated to cost more
than $750 million. But according to Beshear, some key changes will lower the
Construction crews will do that by building straighter roads, avoiding costly excavating when possible and avoiding the relocation of nearby roads.
"We are unveiling the first of a series of innovative, engineering improvements. They are changes that will reduce the cost of this project by at least $40 million," said Beshear.
"When we finish this, we will have a four lane artery that runs the entire length of
Kentucky, all the
to Pikeville. It is going to open up eastern Paducah like you have never seen
before," said Beshear. Kentucky
Work will begin later this year near Salyersville.