Friday, January 21, 2011


Groundbreaking In Pike County

Ground was broken Friday afternoon in Pike County for another link in a $500 million project which will complete a corridor of the Appalachian Development Highway System. Governor Steve Beshear, the keynote speaker, said the new U.S. 460 will give those who live in this region, or travel through it, something they badly need, a modern and safer four-lane highway. The new U.S. 460 will cover 16 miles from U.S. 23, south of Pikeville, to the Virginia line near Breaks Interstate Park and will have ramps to access Elkhorn City.

Dignitaries and the public gathered at the Artists' Collaborative Theater in Elkhorn City to celebrate the beginning of the project, scheduled to be completed by 2020.  Funding for this phase came from the Appalachian Regional Commission...$94-Million.

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