- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

SALYERSVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Construction on a bridge west of Salyersville that is part of the Mountain Parkway Expansion will require an extended road closure starting next week.

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says contractors expect to close Gifford Road beginning Monday.

After the road is closed, motorists north of the Mountain Parkway will be able to access U.S. 460 to reach Salyersville, and traffic to the south of the parkway can access the parkway at Exit 72 by traveling Kentucky 3337 to Kentucky 30.

The closure will speed construction of the bridge, which will be part of a new interchange near mile point 70 of the parkway, about five miles west of Salyersville.

Construction on the bridge is expected to start in a few weeks. The speed limit in the area has been reduced to 45 miles per hour.

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