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KYTC District 6 Road Report

Update of all current construction projects in the Northern Kentucky district

 
COVINGTON, Ky. (July 2, 2015) - 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:
 
 
** Remember - You can get Northern Kentucky road construction updates on http://transportation.ky.gov/district-6/Pages/default.aspx. You can also call 511 or go to www.511.ky.gov  for Kentucky traffic and travel information.
 

 Road Report

 

Boone County

I-275 Carroll Cropper Bridge EB and WB (12.4 – 14.9 mile-marker) - A bridge deck restoration project is in progress on the I-275 Carroll Cropper Bridge. Traffic is shifted to the Southbound structure allowing for one lane of travel in each direction. Traffic will remain in this pattern for the next two to three months. Long delays should be expected. Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route. Anticipated completion date is November 2015.

Boone County

I-71 Northbound & Southbound (69.9 – 77 mile-marker) - Shoulder closures and delays possible between mile points 69.9 and 77 due to anchor work for median cable barriers. Lane closures are possible weekdays from 3 AM until 2 PM. Speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 MPH.  Anticipated completion date is August 31, 2015.   No work will take place over the 4th of July weekend or during race week at the Kentucky Speedway.

Campbell County

Riverboat Row in Newport –  Riverboat Row is closed between the Chart House Restaurant and Joes Crab Shack Restaurant for extensive repairs to the underlying Taylor Creek culvert. Thru traffic will not be permitted on Riverboat Row for vehicles, bicycles or pedestrians. The intersection of Riverboat Row and Dave Cowens Drive (KY 8) will remain open at Riviera Drive; however, traffic will not be able to proceed beyond the entrances to Joes Crab Shack Restaurant and the Comfort Suites Hotel. Access for the Chart House Restaurant will be provided though the Newport “Port of Entry”. Please exercise caution and obey the traffic control devices surrounding the construction area. The project requires large equipment and large materials that will occupy the majority of the roadway. The timeline for total completion of the project and the re-opening of Riverboat Row is undetermined at this point.

Campbell County

KY 9 - Newport Road work has begun along Lowell Street between 9th Street and KY 9 (12th Street). Drivers should exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone.

Carroll County

I-71 NB and SB (38.8 – 50.8) - Shoulder closures and delays possible between the 38.8 and 50 mile-marker due to anchor work for median cable barriers. Lane closures are possible weeknights from 7 PM until 7 AM. the following morning. Speed limit in the work zone will be reduced to 55 MPH. The anticipated completion date is August 15, 2015.  No work will take place over the 4th of July weekend or during race week at the Kentucky Speedway.

Carroll County

I-71 NB/SB bridges over the Kentucky River (44 mile-marker)   Abridge painting and repair project  bridge painting and repair project is in progress on the I-71 bridge over the Kentucky River. Work will be performed below the road way; however, motorists should be prepared for traffic delays and be aware of equipment and vehicles entering and leaving the median and shoulders. Temporary single lane closures will be in place from 7 PM – 7 AM during this project. The anticipated completion date is July 31, 2015.

​Grant County

I-75 NB/SB (152.4 - 166.3 mile-marker) Construction continues on a pavement repair project located between the 152.4 and 166.3 mile points both northbound and southbound. This is just south of Williamstown Exit 154 and just north of Crittenden Exit 166. Night time work will take place between the hours of 7:30 PM until approximately 6:30 AM during the week. Motorists should also be aware that some work can occur during daytime hours. Construction locations will vary along this corridor for the duration of the project. Motorists should watch for lane closures, equipment and crews within the work zone. The speed limit has been reduced to 55 MPH through the work zone. Anticipated completion is July 31, 2015. Road construction work is weather dependent. Expect delays.  No work will take place over the 4th of July weekend or during race week at the Kentucky Speedway.

Kenton County

KY 8 (River Road) 0 – 6.1 mile-markerOn Thursday, July 2nd through Friday, July 10th, 2015, weekdays only, there will be a resurfacing project on KY 8 from the Boone County line to MP 6.1 (Spring Street in West Covington). Single lane closures will be in place from 9 AM – 4 PM and 7 PM – 6 AM during the project. Expect delays. Motorists and cyclists should be cautious of uneven pavement throughout construction. Work is weather dependent.

Kenton County

Taylor Mill Road – Middle Section - KY 16 (From Sunbrite to Blackstone) The new bridge on Pride Parkway is now open for traffic. Traffic can cross the bridge in a temporary alignment with one lane of travel in each direction. The northern intersection of Pride Parkway with Taylor Creek Drive and Old Taylor Mill Road will be controlled with a 4-way stop. The southern intersection of Pride parkway with Old Taylor Mill Road will be controlled with a 3-way stop. The remainder of the project will not be changed; traffic will continue to proceed with one lane of travel in each direction the new pavement between Sunbrite Drive and Old Taylor Mill Road. Blackstone Court and Robertson Road will not have access to the new alignment at this time. For Robertson Road, local resident from house #828 to #864 will continue to only have access from the north intersection of Old Taylor Mill Road and Robertson Road. It is important for motorists to use caution and watch for signage and traffic control devices. Anticipated completion is summer 2015.

Robertson County

US 62 and KY 616 Intersection – A project is in progress to widen and improve sight distance at the Robertson County School entrance as well as the intersection of KY 616 and US 62. This work includes excavation/fill operations, utility installation, and asphalt improvements. Beware of construction equipment entering and leaving the roadway during working hours. Flagging operations may be in place to help control traffic. This project has an anticipated completion date of July 2015.
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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. 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.
  10. 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.
 
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