Road Report

KYTC District 6 Road Report

Update of all current construction projects in the Northern Kentucky district

COVINGTON, Ky. (Mar. 24, 2017) - The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 would like the public to be aware of the following conditions and/or operations that are being reported for highways in District Six.  Changes and/or additions from last report are in red. Motorists should be aware of possible delays or lane closures on the following projects:
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 Road Report


Boone County

KY 536 (Mt Zion Road) – Work will continue on the KY 536 corridor in Boone County extending from Old Union Road to I-75. Motorists should exercise caution when travelling the work zone.; the posted speed limit is 35 MPH. Slow traffic and possible delays should be expected. Motorists should watch for crews, flaggers, equipment when travelling in the work zone.

Boone County

KY 20 over Woolper Creek Construction is in progress on a new bridge structure on KY 20 over Woolper Creek in Boone County. Motorists travelling on KY 20 within the vicinity of Woolper Creek should watch for construction activities and use caution while travelling through the work zone. The project is scheduled to be complete by June 1, 2017.   

Bracken County

KY 2228 (Foster Road)KY 2228 is closed to through traffic due to a truck striking the guardrail and bridge over Holts Creek. The road will be open on the KY 9 (AA Highway) end and local traffic can use the road. The state detour will be KY 154 to the KY 9 (AA Highway) to KY 1019 to KY 8. Closure will remain in place until repairs are made. Anticipated completion is spring 2017.

​Bracken County

KY 8 (Mary Ingles Highway) – 4.3 mile-marker A bridge replacement project is in progress on KY 8 over Snag Creek. Motorists should be alert when entering the work zone. There will be a single lane closure during various working hours. Road estimated to be closed the month of June. The project has a November completion.

Campbell County

KY 9 Expansion - Newport Construction is in progress on a new alignment between 5th Street and the Taylor Southgate Bridge. The new section of roadway will consist of 2 roundabouts and a new road connecting them. This project is the northern-most phase in a multi-phase plan to reroute the KY 9 corridor from Wilder all the way to the riverfront.  3rd Street in Newport is closed between York Street (US 27) and Columbia Street. York Street (US 27) is closed between 3rd Street and 4th Street. Traffic travelling to US 27 south via York Street should follow the signed detour East on 3rd Street, then south onto Monmouth Street; traffic will then turn right onto Westbound 4th Street and the detour will end at the intersection of 4th Street and York Street Access to Riverboat Row and B.B. Riverboats via Columbia Street flood wall gate will remain open to traffic.

Campbell County

KY 9 Expansion - Newport – South Section - Construction is almost complete on the section between Lowell Street between 9th Street and KY 9 (12th Street).  This section is open, but drivers should still be alert in the work zone as crews finish project.

Campbell County

Johns Hill Road (KY 2345) Connector to Three Mile Road (KY 2238)Construction is in progress on a new connector road between Johns Hill Road (KY 2345) and Three Mile Road (KY 2238). This new connector road will be adjacent to the NKU campus. Construction will take place in several phases, which will require various lane closures, lane shifts and detours.  Starting Monday, March 20 through Saturday, March 25, Sunset Drive will be closed to traffic. Motorists should use an alternate route during this time.  Motorists and pedestrians should pay attention to all construction and traffic signage, and be prepared for alternate traffic routes.

​Carroll County

I-71 bridges over the Kentucky River (44 milepost) – Crews have begun updating the navigational lighting on the I-71 Dual Bridges over the Kentucky River. Single lane closures may be in place northbound and southbound between the hours of 9 p.m. Sunday through 2 p.m. Thursday, and nightly from Thursday to Sunday from 7 p.m. through 8 a.m. Motorists should watch lane closures, construction personnel and equipment entering and exiting the work zones.

Carroll County

US 42 (9.9 – 13.2 mile-marker)A widening project on US 42 from Four Mile road to the Ghent city limits is in progress. Motorists should exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone.  Estimated completion of the project is November 17, 2017.

​Kenton County

I-71/I-75 Brent Spence Bridge NB/SB (192 mile marker) – A navigational lighting upgrade is in progress on the Brent Spence Bridge over the Ohio River. Monday night, March 27, 2017, and Tuesday night, March 28, 2017, there will be northbound lane closures on the Brent Spence Bridge.  Work will take place starting at 9 p.m. and continuing until 5 a.m. the next morning.  The 5th Street on ramp with be closed, northbound traffic should proceed south on I-75 to the Pike Street/12th Street Exit, turn left under overpass, then turn left onto the I-75 northbound entrance ramp. Motorists should be aware of the lane closures, construction personnel and equipment entering and exiting the work zone during this time.

Owen County

KY 227 (Georgetown Road) - A resurfacing project is scheduled to begin April 3rd on KY 227 (Georgetown Road) from KY 22 to the Scott County Line. Lane closures with flaggers will be in place during construction. Drivers should exercise caution and watch for traffic devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone. Work is weather dependent. Estimated completion is April 28, 2017.

Pendleton County

KY 17 (6.9 – 8.7 mile-marker)A highway safety project is in progress on KY 17 in between KY 467 at Grassy Creek and KY 491 (Gardnersville Road). Crews will remove several trees. A box culvert will also be installed and resurfacing will follow. Motorist should watch for lane closures, flaggers and equipment. This project has a December 15, 2017 date.

Pendleton County

KY 330 (Falmouth-Morgan Road) – 8.6 mile-markerA bridge replacement project is in progress on the KY 330 bridge over Short Creek. Motorists should be alert when entering the work zone. Estimated completion is June 2017.
The KYTC offers the following tips for motorists when they approach a work zone:
  1. Expect the unexpected.
  2. Slow down.
  3. Don’t tailgate. Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you.
  4. Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the construction workers and equipment.
  5. Pay attention to the signs.
  6. Obey road crew flaggers.
  7. Stay alert and minimize distractions.
  8. Keep up with the traffic flow.
  9. Navigate traffic with GoKY or via Waze on your smartphone!
  10. You can get District 6 road construction updates on Follow KYTCDistrict6 on our Facebook page at or on our Twitter page at
  11. Knowing where the construction zones are prior to the trip can minimize frustration and delays.
  12. Be patient and stay calm.  
Remember construction and maintenance activities are scheduled on a tentative basis and are subject to change depending on weather conditions, emergencies, and other factors beyond the control of the Department of Highways.  The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet appreciates your patience during the construction process.
Motorists are urged to use caution in work areas, and to be alert for flaggers, workers, and equipment which may block a portion of the roadway, and other items of concern in work zones.  Motorists are asked to pay careful attention to warning signs alerting them of the roadwork and obey work zone speed limits where applicable.
For the latest up to date information on road conditions throughout Kentucky, motorists can dial 511.