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KYTC District 6 Road Report

Update of all current construction projects in the Northern Kentucky district

 
COVINGTON, Ky. (August 16, 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:
 
 
** 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-75 SB (176.2 mile-marker) - Work is scheduled to begin soon on I-75 Southbound at the 176.2 mile-marker, just south of the rest area, to repair a failed drain pipe. A right lane closure will be in place at times. Drivers should exercise extreme caution travelling through the work zone. The project has a completion date of August 31, 2017.

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.

​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. The road is closed to through traffic. Motorists are encouraged to use the signed detour taking KY 8 to KY 2228 to KY 9 to KY 1109.  The project has a November completion.

Campbell County

KY 9 Expansion - Newport North Section - Construction continues on a new alignment between 5th Street and the Taylor Southgate Bridge.  Columbia Street in Newport is reduced to one lane just north of Court Place for approximately 8 – 10 weeks. A temporary traffic signal will be in place to maintain traffic through this area. Access to all residents and businesses will remain open to traffic.

New traffic pattern locations: 

1. 5th Street will be closed between the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge and Central Ave. 4th Street will be 2-way traffic between the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge and Central Ave. Eastbound traffic will be detoured onto 4th Street from the Veteran’s Memorial Bridge, and will turn onto Central Ave to get back to 5th Street. 

2. York St. is now open to southbound traffic only from the roundabout. There are no left turns permitted from 4th Street to York St. northbound. 3rd St. will remain closed between Columbia Ave and York St. Monmouth Street will remain a 2-way traffic between 3rd St and 4th St. A temporary entrance will be constructed to access the West Newport on the Levee Garage entrance.

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. New traffic patterns are in place on KY 2238 (Three Mile Road) and the I-275 Exit 76 ramp. KY 2238 (Three Mile Road) will be reduced to one lane south of the I-275 ramp. Traffic exiting I-275 onto SB Three Mile Road will no longer have a free flow movement when making a right turn onto Three Mile Road. Motorists will need to stop at Three Mile Road before turning right or left. As the project continues, motorists and pedestrians should pay attention to all construction and traffic signage, and be prepared for alternate traffic routes.

 

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.

Grant County

US 25 (3 – 10 mile-marker)Several slide repairs along US 25 from the 3 – 10 mile-marker have begun. Watch for flaggers, equipment and lane closures. Short delays are possible.  Work is weather dependent. Anticipated completion is September 15.

Harrison County

US 62 (Oddville Pike) 9.2 – 9.3 mile-markerA road and drainage improvement project is in progress on US 62. When the project begins, U.S. 62 will be closed to through traffic from North Walnut to North Church Street. Motorists are encourage to use the signed detour. This project has an August 2017 completion.

Kenton County

Brent Spence Bridge – I-71/I-75 Southbound and Northbound – A bridge maintenance project started June 23rd. Major impacts to traffic are expected for approximately 60 days. Crews are in Phase 3 of the 2017 Brent Spence Bridge maintenance project.
 
24/7 lane closures due to a bridge maintenance project that began June 23rd are nearly complete. Travel on all four southbound lanes will be restored by 5 a.m. Monday, August 21. Travel on all four northbound lanes will be restored by 5 a.m. Friday morning, August 25. Once all four lanes are reopened on the bridge, periodic nighttime-only lane closures are expected to continue on the bridge through mid-November.
 
All current ramp closures, including I-71/US 50 to I-71/75 South (via Fort Washington Way), will remain in place until 5 a.m. Friday morning, August 25: 
 
In Ohio:
·         I-71 / US 50 ramp to I-71/75 South (via Ft. Washington Way)
·         3rd Street ramp in Cincinnati to I-71/75 South
In Kentucky:
·         4th Street ramp in Covington to I-71/75 North
·         I-71/75 South to Erlanger/KY 236 (Exits 184, 184A and 184B)
 Plan Your Drive.  Know Your Lane.  To find real-time traffic updates, go to: 

SINGLE-LANE CLOSURES EXPECTED TO CONTINUE ON THE BRIDGE THROUGH MID-NOVEMBER 
Once scheduled, information about upcoming lane closures will be posted on http://brentspence2017.org/​  and on the project's Facebook page and Twitter feed. Plan Your Drive. Know Your Lane. 


Kenton County

KY 2372 (Park Road) 0 – 0.6 mile-markerA resurfacing project on KY 2372 (Park Road) from Barrington Road extending north to KY 1072 will begin the week of August 7th. Motorist should watch for lane closures with trucks and equipment moving in and out of the work zone during working hours. Expect minor delays. Work is weather pending.

KY 1303 (Turkeyfoot Road) 1 – 2.7 mile-marker A resurfacing project on KY 1303 (Turkeyfoot Road) from Beach Grove Drive extending north to Brightleaf Boulevard will begin the week of August 14th. Motorist should watch for lane closures with trucks and equipment moving in and out of the work zone during working hours. Expect minor delays. Work is weather pending.

​Kenton County

KY 536 (Visalia Bridge) over the Licking RiverA painting project on the KY 536 (Visalia Bridge) that crosses over the Licking River starts today, August 8, 2017. Crews will be setting up a lane closure for the project. Motorists should watch for signage, closures and crews during the project. This has November 15 completion date. ​
US 27 (6.7 – 9.7 mile-marker)A resurfacing project on US 27 from KY 22 at the south end of Falmouth extending north to Kennedy Ridge Road continues. Motorists should watch for lane closures with flaggers on each end of the work zone to control traffic during working hours. Expect minor delays. Work is weather pending.

​Pendleton County

KY 3185 (Greenwood Road) 0 – 2.7 mile-markerResurfacing operations on KY 3185 from KY 17 extending north to KY 177 will begin the week of August 14th. Motorist should watch for lane closures with flaggers on each end of the work zone to control traffic during working hours. Expect minor delays. Work is weather pending.

KY 1053 (Rankin Mill Road) 0 – 3.6 mile-marker Resurfacing operations on KY 1053 from US 27 extending north to KY 3108 will continue the week of August 14th. Motorist should watch for lane closures with flaggers on each end of the work zone to control traffic during working hours. Expect minor delays. Work is weather pending.

Robertson County

KY 1029 (Old Blue Lick Road) 1 – 4.8 mile-marker Resurfacing operations on KY 1029 from .5 miles north of KY 616 extending north to the Mason County line will begin the week of August 14th. Motorist should watch for lane closures with flaggers on each end of the work zone to control traffic during working hours. Expect minor delays. Work is 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. Navigate traffic with GoKY or via Waze on your smartphone!
  10. You can get District 6 road construction updates on http://transportation.ky.gov/district-6/Pages/default.aspx. Follow KYTCDistrict6 on our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/KYTC.District6 or on our Twitter page at https://twitter.com/KYTCDistrict6
  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.
 
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