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 Current closures and traffic restrictions in District 9:

 
  
  
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BoydUS 60 work between Cannonsburg and Summit
Contractors will start work on US 60 between Cannonsburg and Summit the week of July 18 with repairs at various locations along the four-mile work zone, with construction mainly near the KYOVA Mall area. Motorists should watch for one-lane traffic on US 60 at repair locations.

Depending upon weather, paving work is expected to start on eastbound US 60 by the week of July 25 at the KY 180-KY 3294 intersection at Cannonsburg and will move eastward toward the KY 716 intersection at Summit as work progresses. Work on westbound lanes will follow.

Traffic on US 60 will be restricted to one lane during paving, approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. each weekday. Contractors expect to remove lane restrictions each night, although motorists should watch message boards for traffic and schedule changes.

Because of US 60’s heavy traffic – an average of 23,000 vehicles per day use the highway – significant delays are likely through August. In addition, turn lanes and business entrances may be blocked for brief periods of time. Motorists should plan travel accordingly, and are encouraged to seek alternate routes if possible.
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ElliottKY 7 reconstruction in Elliott County
As part of a $26.5 million road improvement project in Elliott County, five miles of KY 7 is being rebuilt from just north of KY 706 to the Elliott-Carter county line. Motorists should expect possible lane closures, lane shifts, flagged traffic, rough pavement and other impacts daily, and should be mindful of trucks or other heavy equipment entering and leaving the highway.

Contractors will be switching traffic onto new pavement near the Carter County line/Grayson lake by the week of July 11, and have already switched traffic onto newly-built portions of KY 7 at the KY 885 intersection and across the Hilltop area.

Motorists should expect to encounter lane shifts, as well as new driveway and county road entrances. In addition, traffic was previously shifted onto a new section of KY 7 in the Bruin area near what’s called tanker curve.
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GreenupOne-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.
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GreenupUS 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.
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GreenupKY 1043 closed at Bear Branch Creek
The Kentucky Department of highways has temporarily closed KY 1043 (Little Rocky Road) at Bear Branch Creek in Greenup County due to a damaged bridge-type culvert.

For safety reasons, the road will remain closed at Bear Branch - mile marker 2.9, between Parker Hollow and Mattie Lane - until further notice.

Barricades have been placed at East Tygart Creek Road and Glover Lane in advance of the closed structure at Bear Branch Creek. The road is restricted to local traffic only past barricades.
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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 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 and 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. Through traffic on KY 435 remains detoured using KY 10 at Germantown and the AA Highway.
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MasonMaple 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, crews are beginning roadway excavation work alongside the existing highway. Motorists should watch for heavy equipment crossing the road, and intermittent flagged traffic at several locations.

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.
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MasonKY 435 detours in Mason County
Contractors have closed KY 435 just south (Fernleaf-Germantown side) of its AA Highway intersection for AA widening construction. The following detours are in place:

- Northbound KY 435 thru traffic from the KY 10 intersection at Fernleaf must use KY 10 to the AA Highway (KY 9), then take the AA (KY 9) north to access KY 435 toward Minerva.
- Southbound KY 435 thru traffic from the Minerva area may continue to the AA Highway intersection, then must turn south on the AA (KY 9) to KY 10 and return west on KY 10 to KY 435 at Fernleaf.
- Local traffic on KY 435 between KY 10 and the AA will be maintained up to the point of closure near the AA intersection.
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RowanKY 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.
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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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