MAMMOTH CAVE, Ky. – Vehicle access to Joppa Church in Mammoth Cave National park will not be available on Thursday, September 30th due to continued paving work along West Entrance Road (KY-70). The work will take place between the intersection of Mammoth Cave Parkway and the park entrance near Brownsville between 6 am and 6 pm CDT. The temporary closure is necessary to ensure proper curing of newly paved roadway surfaces.
The temporary closure of the Turnhole Bend Nature Trail and parking lot will also be extended until October 9th.
The road paving project involves roadway resurfacing, the hardening of road shoulders, and expansion or replacement of existing guard rails, and is being coordinated by the United States Federal Highway Administration and National Park Service.