KYTC District 6 Road Report
Update of all current construction projects in the Northern Kentucky district
COVINGTON, Ky. (October 21, 2016) - 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:
KY 212 (0 – 2 mile-marker), KY 237 (2.5 - 4.5 mile-marker and 9.8 – 10 mile-marker) and US 42 (13.8 -14 mile-marker) - Beginning October 24th, one lane will be closed on routes at various times for a guardrail rehabilitation project. Drivers should expect minor delays and plan accordingly. Work in Boone County should be complete by November 11th.
I-71 Bridge over I-75 interchange (76.7 milepost) - A bridge deck restoration and concrete overlay project is in progress on the I-71 Bridge over I-75 in Boone County. Work will begin on October 5, 2016, with traffic on the northbound bridge restricted to one lane until November 15th. Significant delays may occur when lane restrictions are in place. Motorists should watch for stopped traffic. Motorists should plan accordingly and exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, construction personnel, and equipment entering and leaving the work zone.
KY 16 (Walton Nicholson Road) - A resurfacing project on Walton Nicholson Rd (KY 16) from US 25 to the Kenton County line will begin. 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.
Point Pleasant Road (CR 1032) – A bridge deck restoration on bridge over I-275 is in progress. The temporary signal has been removed and both lanes of the bridge are open. Repaving of the approaches is scheduled during daylight hours on October 27 th and 28th. Motorists should exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone. Estimated completion is October 28, 2016.
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. Please be advised that KY 20 will be CLOSED at Woolper Creek, Milepoint 2.8, beginning November 1, 2016. The closure will be remain in place for 10 days, weather dependent. A signed detour will be in place. Motorists can take KY 338 from KY 20 to the north to KY 18 to the south to avoid the closure. Truckers be advised that turn around space is extremely limited – plan your route ahead of time. Once work is complete, the traffic will be shifted to the new alignment and the bridge will be open to traffic.
Mall Road I-75 Southbound Ramp – New ramp is open as of Wednesday, October 19, 2016.
Waterworks Road (CS 1193) – A bridge replacement project is in progress on Waterowrks Road over Taylor Creek. Road will remain closed during construction. Anticipated completion is December 2016.
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.
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. Motorists and pedestrians should pay attention to all construction and traffic signage, and be prepared for alternate traffic routes.
US 42 - Prestonville Bridge over the Kentucky River - Bridge repairs are in progress. The bridge will be reduced to one lane and a temporary signal will be in place. Motorists should exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone. Estimated completion is November 15, 2016.
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 November 17, 2017.
John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge – KY 17 – A bridge inspection for the John A Roebling Suspension Bridge over the Ohio River is scheduled for the week of October 24th. The inspection will take place between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. As part of the inspection, the bridge will need to be closed to traffic for 4 – 30 minute intervals which will occur between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. One pedestrian walkway will also be closed during this time. Motorists should watch for crews, equipment and signage regarding the closure.
KY 536 (Bristol Road) - A resurfacing project on Bristol Road (KY 536) from Holds Creek Bridge to KY 2045. 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.
•Beginning 10 p.m. on October 28th (Friday night), traffic will be reduced to one lane NB for a traffic switch. The lane restrictions will be in place continuously until the work is complete. Traffic will be restored to 3 NB lanes by 6 a.m. October 31st (Monday morning). Short-term intermittent ramp closures may be encountered during overnight hours on the ramps from I-275 to I-75 NB and the exit and entrance ramps at Buttermilk Pike. Drivers should exercise extreme caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone. Long delays can be expected. Drivers should consider alternate routes.
I-71/I-75 NB (184.7 – 186.9 mile-marker) – An interstate rehabilitation project is in progress on I-71/I-75 from the I-275 interchange to just south of US 25 (Exit 188). The northbound direction is open with two lanes and the contraflow lane (total of 3). The entrance ramp from KY 236 (Donaldson Road) is closed until approximately October 31st. Access to I-275 from Donaldson will remain open. The speed limit is 45 MPH in the northbound work zone. If motorists are involved in a fender bender situation, please proceed to a clear and safe area and contact local law enforcement. Crews will be removing the old northbound pavement and replacing it with new concrete pavement. Additional delays can be expected throughout the remainder of the construction season. Drivers should exercise extreme caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone. The completion date for this project is November 2016. Work is weather dependent.
•I-275 EB (Exit 84) –The I-275 EB ramp to I-71/75 NB is restricted to a single lane. Delays can be expected when restrictions are in place. Drivers should exercise extreme caution and watch for traffic back-ups, traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone. Work is weather dependent.
KY 330 (Falmouth-Morgan Road) – 8.6 mile-marker – A 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:
- Expect the unexpected.
- Slow down.
- Don’t tailgate. Keep a safe distance between you and the car ahead of you.
- Keep a safe distance between your vehicle and the construction workers and equipment.
- Pay attention to the signs.
- Obey road crew flaggers.
- Stay alert and minimize distractions.
- Keep up with the traffic flow.
- Schedule enough time and call 511 or go to www.511.ky.gov for Kentucky traffic and travel information or follow KYTCDistrict6 our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KYTC.District6. Knowing where the construction zones are prior to the trip can minimize frustration and delays.
- 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.