State looks to widen portion of Mountain Parkway

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet is looking to widen another portion of the Mountain Parkway to four lanes.

Preconstruction work is under way on the proposal to widen two miles of the road just outside Salyersville, build a new Salyersville interchange and build a new bridge across the Licking River.

Some 35 Salyersville-area residents attended a public meeting earlier this week to view plans for the nearly $22 million project.

Construction could be under way in 2015.

Transportation officials said the project will make travel safer for all eastern Kentucky residents.

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