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2015 SOAR Summit
 Priority investment
by Gov. Steve Beshear
and General Assembly
 Construction work
phased over 6+ years
 Much of corrid...
Project Goals
 Complete four-lane
corridor to Prestonsburg
 Improve safety
 Maintain limited-access
parkway
 Limit env...
Project Costs
$753 million preliminary cost estimate
 $381 million provided in Six-Year Plan
 $108 million in biennium
...
Project Priorities
 Project identity
 Public meetings
 Media updates
 Project website
 Social media
 E-newsletter
 Mountain Parkway
Aw...
2014 – Groundbreaking in Salyersville
2015 – Construction begins
 Section west of Salyersville
 Work began on Gifford Road interchange in January
 Project wi...
2015 – Construction begins
 Final segment of
existing parkway
 Work started in March
 Project will widen
parkway and
re...
2015 – Project office opens
 Opened in Salyersville
 Base of operation for
project team
 Open six days a week for
publi...
Construction ahead
 Another letting is
scheduled this month
 Next Magoffin County
project will reconfigure
KY 30 interch...
Extending the Parkway
 14-mile segment from
Salyersville to
Prestonsburg
 Public meeting held in
April in Prestonsburg
...
Two potential routes
What’s Ahead in 2016
Construction
 Continued work west
of Salyersville
 Begin Restaurant Row
construction next
year
Salyersville Restaurant Row
What’s ahead in 2016
Design
 11-mile section
through Morgan
County is nearing
shovel ready status
 Design work for
exten...
Stay connected
 Background on the
expansion
 Updates on project,
meetings, etc.
 Contacts for project
partners
 Links ...
2015 SOAR Summit
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Mountain Parkway Expansion

  1. 1. 2015 SOAR Summit
  2. 2.  Priority investment by Gov. Steve Beshear and General Assembly  Construction work phased over 6+ years  Much of corridor follows winding path near mountains and streams Project Background
  3. 3. Project Goals  Complete four-lane corridor to Prestonsburg  Improve safety  Maintain limited-access parkway  Limit environmental impacts  Support efforts to boost economic development, business and tourism
  4. 4. Project Costs $753 million preliminary cost estimate  $381 million provided in Six-Year Plan  $108 million in biennium  $24 million from federal TIGER grant  Priority on cost savings and innovation
  5. 5. Project Priorities
  6. 6.  Project identity  Public meetings  Media updates  Project website  Social media  E-newsletter  Mountain Parkway Awareness Council Communications Approach
  7. 7. 2014 – Groundbreaking in Salyersville
  8. 8. 2015 – Construction begins  Section west of Salyersville  Work began on Gifford Road interchange in January  Project will widen parkway and create new interchange
  9. 9. 2015 – Construction begins  Final segment of existing parkway  Work started in March  Project will widen parkway and reconfigure KY 7/Salyersville interchange
  10. 10. 2015 – Project office opens  Opened in Salyersville  Base of operation for project team  Open six days a week for public to get information
  11. 11. Construction ahead  Another letting is scheduled this month  Next Magoffin County project will reconfigure KY 30 interchange  About 6 miles will be under construction by end of 2015
  12. 12. Extending the Parkway  14-mile segment from Salyersville to Prestonsburg  Public meeting held in April in Prestonsburg  Two options shared:  Cross country alternative  Current alignment (KY 114)
  13. 13. Two potential routes
  14. 14. What’s Ahead in 2016 Construction  Continued work west of Salyersville  Begin Restaurant Row construction next year
  15. 15. Salyersville Restaurant Row
  16. 16. What’s ahead in 2016 Design  11-mile section through Morgan County is nearing shovel ready status  Design work for extension (Salyersville to Prestonsburg)
  17. 17. Stay connected  Background on the expansion  Updates on project, meetings, etc.  Contacts for project partners  Links to sign up for e-communications like social media sites and email newsletters www.MtnParkway.com
  18. 18. 2015 SOAR Summit

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