|Boyd||I-64 cable barrier work in Carter, Boyd|
Motorists should watch for lane closures as work starts this month on a $3 million Interstate 64 cable median barrier project in Carter and Boyd counties - from mile marker 161 at the Tygarts Creek bridge in Olive Hill to mile marker 181 at the US 60 overpass at the Boyd County line.
Contractors expect to start construction Monday, Aug. 15, in Carter County and progress eastward to Boyd County, working in approximately two-mile sections of highway at a time.
During construction, one-lane traffic is possible with intermittent shoulder and fast lane closures inside those two-mile work zones. Motorists should watch message boards for instructions and heed warning signs. Speed limits may be reduced in work zones.
|Boyd||North US 23 one lane at I-64 in Boyd|
The Kentucky Department of Highways has granted a permit to Marathon Petroleum Corporation for contractors working adjacent to the US 23 and KY 538 intersection at Catlettsburg.
Beginning the week of Oct. 3, work at the construction site and on intersection access will require traffic changes:
· During daytime hours each weekday and Saturdays, from about 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., the right lane of northbound US 23 will be closed between the I-64 overpass and KY 538. All northbound US 23 traffic will be maintained in one lane, the left lane.
· Interstate ramp traffic from westbound I-64 to northbound US 23 must yield to oncoming US 23 traffic before merging into the open lane.
· Occasional blasting will require all US 23 traffic to stop briefly until after the blast and cleanup. Traffic blockages will be limited to approximately 10 minutes, and will occur between mid-morning and mid-afternoon.
Work and traffic changes are expected to last approximately 30 days.
|Greenup||US 23 at Russell viaduct|
On US 23 at Russell in Greenup County, the construction of the new Ironton-Russell bridge will create additional traffic impacts at the KY 244 (Russell viaduct) intersection:
-- Both northbound and southbound US 23 have returned to two lanes open in each direction, and traffic from both directions must stop at the new signal. (Previous continue thru lane on US 23 South has been removed.)
-- All KY 244 (Bellefonte Street) traffic is restricted to one lane near the US 23 intersection. Temporary traffic signals will control traffic flow. Expect significant delays.
-- The continuous right turn from US 23 north onto the Russell viaduct has been removed. All Russell-bound traffic will now use traffic signals.
|Mason||AA Highway (KY 9) north of Maysville|
The AA Highway (KY 9) widening project in Mason County from US 68 north of Maysville to just north of KY 435 at Fernleaf is continuing, with two-way traffic maintained and speed limit reduced to 45 miles per hour.
All traffic is restricted to 8-foot wide loads June through November from mile markers 12.6 to 17.5. Motorists should watch for occasional flagged traffic, construction equipment on roadways. Traffic is shifted farther right from existing travel lanes. Watch for changes approaching the work zone. Motorists are advised to watch signs and message boards, and obey flaggers.
KY 435 south of the AA Highway intersection has reopened and KY 435 is now closed at the AA on the north side/intersection. Motorists needing to use KY 435 to reach Minerva must detour. Likewise, southbound KY 435 motorists coming from Minerva must detour to reach the AA Highway. The suggested state highway detour route is: KY 8 through Dover using KY 1235 to connect to and from KY 435, and using KY 576 and KY 3056 to connect to and from the AA Highway, especially motorists heading east (toward Maysville) on the AA. Detour signs will be posted along this KY 435-KY 8-KY 576-KY 3056 route. Minerva area residents needing access to the AA west toward Cincinnati may also use KY 435 to reach connecting routes at Augusta.
|Mason||Maple Leaf Road reconstruction|
Contractors are working to widen and reconstruction Maple Lead Road (KY 1448) between US 62 and the AA Highway in Maysville.
Construction of the new roadway is now taking place alongside the existing highway throughout the project area. That work will continue through the fall and winter, advancing toward full paving operations. Maple Leaf Road motorists should expect daily traffic impacts with flaggers stopping traffic to allow equipment to cross the existing highway or to allow for culvert and pavement work. Other traffic changes to accommodate construction, such as shifting lanes onto new pavement, will be announced.
While there will be traffic impacts near the schools each week, contractors will work to eliminate or minimize traffic stoppages during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal times. Parents and other motorists are reminded to take it slow, watch for rough pavement and be ready for changing traffic conditions until construction is complete.
|Rowan||KY 519 rebuild south of Morehead|
Contractors are working on a $10 million highway improvement project along KY 519 in Rowan County that includes a new roadway, drainage and other work between KY 801 near Cave Run Lake north two miles to the bottom of Clack Mountain where it ties in with a previous improvement project.
Motorists should watch for occasional flagged traffic, and reduced speeds through work zones. Blasting is expected to start by mid- to late-September and continue into the fall.
Construction will continue throughout the year. Project completion is expected by the end of 2017.