Road Report

KYTC District 6 Road Report

Update of all current construction projects in the Northern Kentucky district

COVINGTON, Ky. (May 26, 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:
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 Road Report


Boone County

KY 20 over Woolper Creek BConstruction 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.

Boone County

Mall Road I-75 Southbound Ramp – Construction is in progress on a new I-75 southbound ramp from Mall Road. Motorists traveling from KY 18 to I-75 southbound and from Mall Road to I-75 NB should watch for shoulder closures and work zone operations.

Bracken County

Long Stretch Road (CR 1023) –  Long Stretch Road near Augusta will be closed to through traffic for bridge replacement project at Turtle Creek. Signs and barricades will be in place warning of the closure. The new structure will be complete the end of August, 2016.

Campbell County

KY 1120 (Memorial Parkway) Bridge over I-471 (1.4 – 1.6 mile-marker) - A bridge restoration project that includes installing a sidewalk is in progress. Motorists and pedestrians will encounter intermittent lane closures. The I-471 NB on-ramp (Exit 4) is closed until June 6. The I-471 exit-ramp (Exit 4) is scheduled to be closed from June 6 – June 20. The full closure of the bridge will be June 20 – August 15. Please note that this schedule can change and is weather dependent. Motorists should plan accordingly by allowing extra travel time or finding an alternate route. The project is expected to be complete mid-August 2016.

Campbell County

KY 2921 (Washington Trace Road) – 0.47 mile-marker – The KY 2921 is closed to thru traffic for a bridge replacement over a Branch of Twelve Mile Creek. Barricades and a signed detour will be in place using KY 1566 (Oneonta Road) to KY 8 to KY 2921. The closure is scheduled to last for 60 days.

Campbell County

US 27 in Highland HeightsA pavement repair project is in progress on US 27. Work will take place from Ripple Creek Road extending north to the intersection with I-471. Beginning Wednesday morning, June 1, half mile lane closures will be in place as the grinding and sealing process begins. Sporadic lanes closures will remain until the project is complete. No work will take place over the Memorial Day weekend.  Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone.

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. Traffic should follow the signed detour South on York Street (US 27) and then turn West onto 4th Street (KY 8) to Columbia Street. Access to Riverboat Row and B.B. Riverboats via Columbia Street flood wall gate will remain open to traffic.

Campbell County

KY 9 - Newport – Construction is in progress 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.

Campbell County

Johns Hill Road (KY 2345) Connector to Three Mile Road (KY 2238)Construction will begin the first week of February 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.

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.

Carroll County

US 42 (Highland Ave)Traffic signal rebuild is in progress at the intersection of US 42 (Highland Ave) and KY 320 (11th Street) near Carroll County Hospital. Motorists and pedestrians should exercise caution and watch for traffic control devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone.

Gallatin County

US 42 (3.3 – 6.6 mile-marker)A resurfacing project begins Tuesday, May 31 on US 42 starting at KY 1039 at the Markland Dam and ending at High Street. Watch for lane closures, crews and equipment. Work is weather dependent.

Gallatin County

Little Sugar Creek Road (CR 1001)A bridge replacement project 1.100 mile south of US 42. Little Sugar Creek Road will be closed to thru traffic beginning April 4, 2016. Estimated completion is July 31, 2016.

Harrison County

KY 36 (Williamstown-Cynthiana Road) 12.3 to 12.7 mile-marker - KY 36 Bridge Replacement over Mill Creek has begun. Work will take place during daylight hours 7 am until 6 pm, Monday thru Sunday. Drivers should exercise caution and watch for traffic devices, flaggers, construction personnel and equipment entering and leaving the work zone, work is weather dependent and completion date is the summer 2016.

Kenton County

I-71/I-75 NB and SB (184.7 – 186.9 mile-marker)Beginning Friday night, June 3 an interstate rehabilitation project will begin on I-71/I-75 from the I-275 interchange to just south of US 25 (Exit 188). Construction on a contraflow lane will be built on the southbound shoulder to help maintain three lanes of northbound traffic. Once that is complete crews will begin to remove old pavement and replace with new concrete. Lane closures will be utilized on both northbound and southbound I-71/I-75. This will have major impacts to travel time. Motorists are encouraged to find alternate routes while this project is in progress. The completion date for this project is November 2016.

Owen County

US 127 (14 – 15.3 mile-marker) - A pavement rehabilitation project is in progress on US 127 in Owenton, Kentucky. The project goes from Duke Avenue extending north of KY 3095 (Ellis Road). A temporary signal will be in place at KY 3095 (Ellis Road). Beginning Wednesday Morning, June 1st, 2016, Main Street will be closed from Adair Street through the intersection with Seminary Street.  A signed detour will be in place for through traffic:

- US 127 Northbound – Northbound traffic will be directed to turn right onto East Adair Street (KY1287) and then will turn left (west) onto Ellis Road (KY 3095) and the detour will end at the intersection of Ellis Road (KY 3095) and US 127.

- US 127 Southbound – Southbound traffic will be directed to turn right onto Roland Avenue (KY 2354), traffic will then turn left (east) onto Seminary Street, proceed to Madison Street and turn right (south), then turn left (east) onto Adair Street, and the detour will end at the intersection of Adair Street and US 127.

Once this section is complete, lane closures and traffic control may be used the remainder of the project on weekends beginning Fridays at 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. EDT the following Monday. Weekday construction will not involve lane closures, but motorists should be aware of crews and equipment throughout the project. The completion for the project is mid-October 2016.

Pendleton County

KY 3185 (Butler-Greenwood Road) 1.5 mile-marker - KY 3185 will be closed to thru traffic for bridge replacement work over Lick Creek (MP 1.585) beginning on June 1st. Barricades and signs showing the detour around the road closure will be in place. The closure is scheduled to last until mid-July 2016.
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 for Kentucky traffic and travel information or follow KYTCDistrict6 our Facebook page at  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.