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KYTC District 6 Road Report

Update of all current construction projects in the Northern Kentucky district

 
COVINGTON, Ky. (July 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:
 
 
** 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

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.

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.

Bracken County

KY 8 (1.1 – 5.3 mile-maker) A slide repair project will take place the week of July 25th. KY 8 will be closed in between KY 2228 (Foster Road) and KY 1109 (Foster-Lenoxburg Road) during the hours of 8 AM until 2:30 PM each day until the repair is complete. The road will be opened back up each night, but will be down to one lane. A signed detour will be up and posted for the traveling public.

Campbell County

KY 1996 (Stephens Branch Road) – 0.259 mile-marker – Work is in progress on a bridge replacement project on KY 1996 between KY 1121 and KY 10. KY 1996 is closed to through traffic between KY 1121 and KY 10. Barricades and a signed detour will be in place using KY 1121 and KY 10. The closure is scheduled to last until end of July.  

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. The  KY 1120 (Memorial Parkway)  bridge is closed to motorists and pedestrians until August 15.  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 HeightsThe pavement repair work is complete on US 27 from Ripple Creek Road extending north to the intersection with I-471. Pavement reflector markers still need to be installed, but this work will be done during night time hours. 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. York Street (US 27) will be closed between 3rd Street and 4th Street beginning Monday, July 25, 2016. 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 in progress along Lowell Street between 9th Street and KY 9 (12th Street).  12th Street is closed at Lowell Street/KY 9. Motorists should follow the signed detour for KY 9. 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 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.

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 (9.9 – 13.2 mile-marker)A widening project on US 42 from Four Mile road to the Ghent city limits will begin Monday, July 25, 2016. 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.

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

Little Sugar Creek Road (CR 1001)A bridge replacement project 1.100 mile south of US 42. Little Sugar Creek Road is open to traffic. 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. A temporary traffic signal is in place within the work zone to allow for the construction of the new roadway alignment. One-way traffic will be maintained in the work zone until the project is complete. 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

KY 2045 (Pruett Road) over Decoursey Creek Construction has begin on a new bridge on KY 2045 (Pruett Road) over Decoursey Creek near the junction of KY 2044 (Marshall Road) in Kenton County. KY 2045 (Pruett Road) is closed to through traffic until the project is completed August 1, 2016. A signed detour will be in place.

Kenton County

  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 15th. 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.

Owen County

US 127 (14 – 15.3 mile-marker) - 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).

- During fair week (July 17 - July 23) there are no plans for lane closures.

- On Monday, July 25, West Adair St will be closed at the intersection of US 127. Motorist will access West Adair from Seminary St. This closure will last approximately 5 days. East Adair St (KY 1287) will remain open. US 127 (Main St) will be reduced to one lane at the Adair St intersection. A temporary signal will be in place.

 Diamond grinding is scheduled to be performed on July 28, 2016 on the older section at the cemetery and the new section is scheduled for the first week of August.

The completion for the project is mid-October 2016.

Pendleton County

KY 9 (AA Highway) 0 – 4.3 mile-markerA Chip-Seal pavement project is in progress. Crews will return the week of July 25th to complete the sealing process. Motorists should be aware of daytime lane closures, flaggers and equipment when work resumes.

Pendleton County

KY 10 (0.8 to 3.7 mile-marker) – Resurfacing work will begin on KY 10 the week of July 25th from the Campbell County line extending east to Jacobs Road. A lane closure will be in place during working hours to control traffic, including signs and flaggers on both ends of the work zone. Expect minor delays. This project is expected to last 3 days, weather pending.

KY 1657 (Lightfoot Fork) 0 to 6.3 mile-marker – Resurfacing work  on Lightfoot Fork Rd (KY 1657) is in progress from US 27 extending north to KY 467. A lane closure will be in place during working hours to control traffic, including signs and flaggers on both ends of the work zone. Expect minor delays. This project is expected to last 5 days, weather pending.

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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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