Plans to repair Mountain Parkway closure move forward

SLADE, Ky. — State transportation officials say they are making progress on reopening westbound lanes of the Mountain Parkway near the Powell and Wolfe county.

The lanes were closed July 22, after a sinkhole opened up under the roadway. Westbound motorists are currently required to detour onto Route 15, between exits 40 and 33.

Eastbound motorists are not affected.

The Department of Highways says geotechnical experts have evaluated the problem and are developing repair plans, with a goal of reopening the lanes by the middle of autumn.