Traffic changes coming to Restaurant Row on Mountain Parkway

Eastbound lanes running throughout the project will be closed for paving; traffic flow will shift over to new westbound lanes through summer months

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SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Paving operations have begun for the future westbound lanes running throughout the length of the Restaurant Row project in Salyersville.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says that within the next few weeks, once westbound paving is complete, the existing traffic flow will be shifted over onto the new westbound lanes, so construction can begin on the eastbound lanes. One lane of traffic traveling in each direction will remain open during this traffic change. The future eastbound lanes will undergo construction during the summer months.

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Mountain Parkway crews have been working toward their goal of widening the Parkway on the north side of the Restaurant Row project by building out the westbound lanes.

The traffic change coming within the next few weeks will allow crews to shift the current traffic flow over entirely onto the newly-constructed westbound lanes, enabling them to then close the eastbound lanes and begin the next phase of construction.

Closing the eastbound lanes for paving work will begin the final substantial construction phase of the Restaurant Row project.

Throughout the summer months, crews will begin by putting down layers of crushed stone pavement, and will continue with multiple layers of blacktop until the eastbound lanes are ready for final painting in the fall.