|Boyd||KY 180 & I-64 interchange (Exit 185)|
Work to install concrete pavement at the KY 180 and I-64 interchange starts Friday, April 1, and will take place around the clock on weekends through April and early May, with additional work on weekdays through late May and early June. Specific project phases, with traffic changes and estimated dates, include:
-- April 1-3 and April 8-10 @ West I-64 off ramp (Exit 185) to KY 180: All left and right-turn traffic restricted to one lane 6 p.m. Friday through 6 a.m. Monday each weekend for blacktop removal and concrete pours.
-- April 29-May 1 and May 6-8 @ On ramp from West KY 180 to West I-64 and left-turn lane on West KY 180: The on ramp and KY 180 left-turn lane will be closed to all traffic this weekend for concrete work. Vehicles on KY 180 approaching from the underpass going toward Cannonsburg must proceed straight and turn around to access the westbound I-64 on ramp from eastbound KY 180, which will remain open.
-- May 9-21 and May 23-June 4 @ KY 180: One-lane traffic will be maintained each direction on KY 180 for concrete work on all thru lanes and shoulders. Watch for lane shifts.
|Carter||I-64 lane changes in Carter County|
Traffic changes are in place for an $8.5 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet upgrade to I-64 between Grayson and Boyd County.
Currently, eastbound I-64 is one lane from mile marker 173 east of Grayson to mile marker 178 near the Industrial Parkway exit. It’s expected that one-lane work zone will shift farther east toward the Boyd County line in the next week or two.
Westbound I-64 is one lane between Exit 181 at Coalton to mile marker 176, and will shift westward as work progresses.
Because of heavy I-64 traffic between Grayson and Ashland, motorists should expect delays during lane closures, and should drive carefully and plan trips accordingly. In addition, the speed limit will be reduced in work zones.
Motorists should heed warning signs and watch for traffic changes this spring and summer throughout the entire work zone from mile marker 171 just west of the KY 1 interchange to mile marker 181 at the Boyd County line.
|Carter||Carter County bridges KY 2, US 60|
Watch for adjacent roadway detours and paving on Carter County bridges on US 60 at Reeves Branch and KY 2 at Jordan Fork. The US 60 project is finishing up with paving and traffic shifts within the next week or two. The KY 2 project has begun, with an adjacent roadway detour.
|Carter||KY 773 bridges: Closure, weight limit reduced|
The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet has closed the western KY 773 bridge over the Little Sandy River near Grayson and reduced the eastern bridge's weight limit to three tons following recent structural inspections.
The actions were taken as public safety precautions due to steel conditions on the 100-year-old structures. The bridges serve about 2,000 cars a day on KY 773, which connects KY 7 at Grayson to KY 1 at Hitchins in Carter County.
On the western bridge at mile marker 1.1, the one closest to KY 7 and Grayson, inspectors found significant deterioration of a load-carrying steel component. Engineers plan to retrofit the damaged area with steel plates. Until those repairs are complete, which could take between several weeks to more than a month, the bridge will remain closed to all traffic.
During the closure, thru traffic on KY 773 should detour using KY 1, KY 7 and US 60 to connect through Grayson
On the eastern bridge at mile marker 1.2, the one closest to KY 1 and Hitchins, continued deterioration of the steel structure necessitated the weight-limit reduction. No loads over three tons will be permitted to cross the bridge.
|Greenup||One-lane traffic: Jesse Stuart bridge|
Contractors have restricted the Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge (KY 10) that connects US 23 in Kentucky to US 52 in Ohio to one-lane so old expansion joints can be safely replaced, which will mean traffic delays.
During construction, temporary traffic signals will be placed on each side of the bridge to route traffic into one lane to cross the river between US 23 in Kentucky and US 52 in Ohio.
The bridge will remain one lane and signals will operate 24-hours a day, seven days a week until work is complete, which is expected by mid-June.
Because the one-lane work zone could extend across the entire bridge, it’s likely wait times at signals will be lengthy – from 3 to 9 minutes, or longer depending on amount traffic. Motorists can seek alternate routes between Ohio and Kentucky, if possible, using bridges at Ashland, Russell or Portsmouth, Ohio, to avoid the wait.
In addition, no overweight or over-dimensional commercial traffic will be permitted across the bridge during construction.
|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 beginning Monday, April 25:
-- Both northbound and southbound US 23 will be restricted to one lane past the intersection and bridge construction site. Turn lanes will allow US 23 traffic access to KY 244 and downtown Russell via traffic signals. All southbound US 23 thru traffic should keep right to stay on US 23 south, while Russell-bound traffic should keep left.
|Mason||AA Highway (KY 9) north of Maysville|
AA Highway widening project from US 68 (Heather French Henry Highway) at Maysville to just north of KY 435 at Fernleaf. Construction will continue throughout the year, and into 2017, with heavy road-building activities ramping up this spring and summer.
While two-way traffic will be maintained during all construction, the speed limit will be limited to 45 miles per hour in the work zone to protect workers as they build new travel lanes adjacent to existing ones. In addition, motorists should watch for occasional flagged traffic and other impacts:
-- Beginning the week of April 4, expect daily blasting through September. Each blast will require all AA Highway traffic to stop for 5 to 10 minutes. No blasting will occur before 8:30 a.m. or after 3 p.m. Motorists are advised to watch signs and message boards, and obey flaggers.
-- Trucks and heavy equipment will be entering and leaving the AA Highway throughout the project, especially after roadway excavation and drainage pipe work starts the week of April 18. Intermittent flagged traffic is likely.
-- Detours for KY 435 traffic where it intersects the AA Highway are likely in mid-April and by May 2 when paving starts on the new intersection. Some work will occur at night.
|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. Earth work is taking place now as preparation for primary road-building to begin in April.
Currently, motorists should watch for intermittent flagged traffic. Other traffic changes will be announced.
Work will include replacing that existing 1.5-mile section of Maple Leaf Road with a new, wider roadway adjacent to its current route to improve safety, capacity and downtown access.
Other improvements include a center turn lane for the entire road, an 8-foot multi-use path the entire length of the project along the north side and a sidewalk between Chenault and Straub on the south side.
|Rowan||KY 519 rebuild south of Morehead|
Contractors have begun work 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.
Culvert, bridge work and roadway excavation will take place through spring, with the first paving and traffic changes expected by late summer. Construction will continue throughout the year. Project completion is expected by the end of 2017.