Traffic Advisory: Paving, one-lane travel on I-64 and AA Highway in Bath, Rowan and Lewis counties
Motorists should watch for traffic restrictions
FLEMINGSBURG, Ky. – Major paving operations are beginning on three Kentucky Transportation Cabinet projects totaling more than $10 million in Bath, Rowan and Lewis counties.
The work will take place along 17 miles of the highly-traveled Interstate 64 and AA Highway corridors, and will require one-lane travel and other traffic changes. Speed limit restrictions are in force, and motorists should slow down to protect themselves and construction workers in the following work zones:
In Bath County, the right (slow) lanes of eastbound and westbound I-64 are closed between mile markers 117 to 121 at Owingsville for paving scheduled to begin Monday, May 13. All traffic is currently restricted to using the left (fast) lanes of the interstate.
Once the right-lane paving is complete, traffic will switch and paving will follow on the left lanes. Paving work and other repairs are also scheduled to take place between mile markers 121 at Owingsville to 124 just east of the US 60 interchange. Motorists should watch for changing traffic conditions in the coming weeks.
In Rowan County, on Monday, May 13, contractors plan to start paving I-64 at the Exit 137 on- and off-ramps at Morehead. Traffic will be one lane. Motorists should expect narrow lanes and should follow the direction of any flaggers or warning signs.
On Tuesday, May 14, paving should begin on the right (slow) lanes of eastbound and westbound I-64 between mile markers 134 to 138 near Morehead. Currently, all traffic is restricted to using the left (fast) lanes of the interstate. Once complete, paving will follow on the left lanes.
In Lewis County, contractors are paving six miles of the Grayson Spur of the AA Highway (KY 9) from two miles north of the Carter-Lewis county line to the KY 10 intersection at the 8 mile marker. Traffic will be restricted to one lane controlled by flaggers this weekend and next week. In addition, flaggers will be directing traffic at all intersections. Delays are possible, and motorists should plan their travel accordingly.
Road work is subject to change depending on weather conditions. Motorists are asked to heed all warning signs, drive carefully in work zones and remain aware of workers and construction equipment when traveling.