Pikeville Medical Center announces new tunnel for transportation

A conference was held at the 2nd Floor Atrium of Pikeville Medical Center on Friday to discuss the new plan of constructing a tunnel to provide safety and ease of access for patients and employees crossing the Bypass Rd. intersection in front of the hospital. CEO of Pikeville Medical Center Donovan Blackburn wanted to emphasize that safety is the main concern for patients and employees. Blackburn states that constructing the tunnel under the road, it will help prevent any flooding that may occur from heavy rainfall. Governor Matt Bevin says that he is so grateful to be a part of this transportation upgrade because it is 575,000 discretionary road dollars given back to the community.