State officials attended a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 20 in Campton, Kentucky for a $48-million project to improve the Mountain Parkway.
The project will include widening the parkway to four lanes between Exits 43 and 46.
Other improvements to the parkway include pavement resurfacing and bridge deck replacement.
The section being widened has been the scene of 18 accidents in the last three years, resulting in eight serious injuries and one fatality.
Officials say it's the first noteworthy improvements to the parkway since it opened in 1963.