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 Current closures and traffic restrictions in District 9:

BathPipe work on KY 36 in Bath County
Work to replace more than 50 drainage pipes under KY 36 between the 1 and 8 mile markers, from Main Street at Sharpsburg to a half mile east of Powers Branch Road, is continuing.

During construction, the roadway will be one-lane and/or closed except for local traffic each day where crews are working, and will be restricted to a 9-foot width limit. Work will take place now through summer, with a final completion date of Oct. 15. Some pipe replacements will require full closures and detours.

Motorists should watch message boards for details. Trucks larger than 9 feet wide should reroute using US 60 or KY 11 and other connecting state routes. A detour will not be posted.
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BoydUS 23 one lane at Catlettsburg
The Kentucky Department of Highways has granted a permit to Marathon Petroleum Corporation for contractors to build an office access road at the US 23 and KY 538 (Lake Bonita Road) intersection at Catlettsburg, including turn lanes on US 23 and new signals.

The construction will require one-lane traffic on US 23 in both directions between the I-64 interchange and Mayo Trail. Interstate ramp traffic from westbound I-64 (Kenova-Huntington) to northbound US 23 must yield to oncoming US 23 traffic before merging into the open lane.
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BoydKY 3 closed, culvert replacement
The Kentucky Department of Highways will temporarily close KY 3 (Laurel) next week, July 24-28, to replace a second damaged culvert underneath the roadway.

Beginning Monday morning, July 24, crews will cut through KY 3 at milepoint 11.7 where Lower Chadwick Creek crosses under KY 3 just north of Indian Trail Road, and will begin excavating the old concrete culvert. Crews will then prepare the site for a new, longer-lasting aluminum culvert that will be installed. Work should be complete and the road reopened by Friday evening, July 28.

During the week, the road will be closed to all thru traffic. Barricades will be placed at Brown Lane and Indian Trail Road where traffic may turn around. Thru motorists may detour using KY 180, I-64 and US 23. Local traffic may pass the barricades to reach locations up to either side of the culvert work site.
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CarterTraffic change at KY 474 bridge site
Contractors have shifted traffic onto an adjacent diversionary route to bypass the KY 474 bridge that is being replaced near Carter City in northwest Carter County. Slow down, watch for traffic changes and heed all warning signs. In addition, Nunn Road will be closed during bridge construction.
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CarterKY 1496 closed daily at July 31-Aug. 9
Continuing embankment repairs on KY 1496 in Carter County will require daytime closure of the road during the first week of August.

State highway crews and contractors will use rock to back fill an area on the roadside of KY 1496 at the 4 mile marker between McDavid Cemetery No. 1 Road and Silver Mine Road where T-rail was installed earlier. Due to equipment in the roadway, KY 1496 will be closed at the work site during daytime working hours each weekday from July 31 until approximately Wednesday, Aug. 9. Motorists should seek alternate routes between 7:30 a.m. and 3 p.m.
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CarterUS 60 one lane at Globe
Culvert replacements will require one-lane traffic on US 60 in western Carter County July 24-28.

Work will take place on US 60 around mile marker 4.5 at Globe near Tygart Creek Elementary School. Motorists should expect one-lane traffic controlled by flaggers. Short delays are possible.
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FlemingKY 1013 closure July 24-Aug. 4 in Fleming
Beginning Monday, July 24, crews will close KY 1013 at the 13.1 milepoint – a half mile north of Rush Run Road – to excavate the roadway and repair a roadside slip. The road will remain closed, day and night, until about Aug. 4 or until work is complete.

Barricades will be installed at Rush Run Road and KY 559, with local traffic only permitted past those points. Traffic may detour around the project by using KY 559, KY 11X, and KY 32.

Once the embankment repair is complete and the road reopens, motorists should watch for continued work in the same area as crews make other pavement repairs. Watch for flaggers and temporary traffic signals.
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GreenupKY 244 Russell viaduct closed July 25-28
Beginning Tuesday, July 25, and continuing through Friday, July 28, the KY 244 Russell viaduct will be closed, day and night, as structures and maintenance crews with the Kentucky Department of Highways patch the pavement and repair parts of the bridge along the roadway center line.

Motorists should use caution through the KY 244/US 23/Ironton-Russell bridge intersection, follow signs and barrels marking lane closures, and use US 23 and Ferry Street or other routes to detour. Emergency vehicle traffic such as ambulances or fire trucks will not be affected. Message boards will be used to communicate traffic restrictions and schedule changes.
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LewisKY 8 Garrison bridge closed for replacement
All traffic on KY 8 at Garrison is detoured as the Kinniconnick bridge has been closed for replacement.

Demolition of the old bridge, excavation for new piers and other work will take place through spring. Steel beam placement and concrete work on the new bridge is set for summer and fall. The new bridge is expected to be open for traffic by Nov. 15.

During the bridge closure, KY 8 traffic should reroute using KY 1306 and KY 3311 nearby. A detour will be marked.
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MasonAA 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, milepoints 12.6-17.5, is continuing. Two-way traffic maintained for roadway widening, with speed limit reduced to 45 miles per hour, intermittent flagged traffic and travel lane shifts.
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MasonMaple Leaf Road reconstruction
Contractors are working to widen and rebuild Maple Leaf Road (KY 1448) between US 62 and the AA Highway in Maysville. New road construction with intermittent flagged traffic and detours daily. Watch for shifting travel lanes and expect delays.
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RowanKY 519 rebuild south of Morehead
Contractors are working on a $10 million highway improvement project along KY 519 @ Cave Run Lake, from KY 801 to the bottom of Clack Mountain, milepoints 2.3-6, construction through the end of 2017:

New roadway being built adjacent to highway. Watch for intermittent one-lane flagged traffic, temporary closures, blasting and other impacts daily. Construction will continue throughout the year. Project completion is expected by the end of 2017.
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RowanI-64 cable barrier installation
Motorists using I-64 between Morehead and Grayson should expect intermittent shoulder and lane closures this summer for installation of median cable barrier.

Cable barrier, a safety device that uses a fence-like structure of continuous steel cables to help prevent vehicles from crossing the median into opposing travel lanes, will be installed along 22 miles of I-64 from mile marker 137 at Morehead to mile marker 159 near Olive Hill in Carter County.

Crews will close portions of the inside interstate shoulder and fast lanes at work locations between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. each weekday while working. Motorists should watch message boards and work zone signs for specific lane closure information and schedules, and be prepared for traffic congestion and delays.
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RowanUS 60 Morehead bypass work
Pavement upgrades along the US 60 bypass in downtown Morehead will start next week, the week of July 24, as contractors repair sidewalks and crosswalks in advance of an August resurfacing project.

Motorists should expect shoulder closures and occasional flagged traffic on US 60 between the KY 519 intersection through downtown Morehead past University Boulevard to the East Main Connector intersection. Watch signs and message boards for details.
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Contact Information Contact Info
Department of Highways District 9
P.O. Box 347
822 Elizaville Ave
Flemingsburg, KY 41041
Toll Free: (800) 817-2551
Phone: (606) 845-2551
Hours: 8am - 4:30pm EST, M-F
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Recent News Releases
Bridge repairs to close KY 244 Russell viaduct next week
Traffic Advisory: Second culvert replacement to close KY 3 in Boyd County
Traffic Advisory: Sidewalk work, paving set for Morehead bypass
Traffic Advisory: KY 1013 closure July 24-Aug. 4 in Fleming