FOR MOTORISTS

 

​Know before you go ... Call 511 or click the link below to view statewide work zones!

Or, download the 511 app! (Just don't use it while driving!)


See who's tweeting about work zones by searching for the #kywz hashtag, or follow us on Twitter!
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 FOR WORKERS

 

​Visit the National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse online at WorkZoneSafety.org to learn about awareness week around the country, and access training webinars!

Pay tribute to fallen workers across the country by visiting the Online Work Zone Memorial:

Let others know ... Please use the #SafeWorkZones hashtag when tweeting tributes, safety tips or info about work zones.
 
 

 FOR MEDIA

 

Work Zone Awareness Week kickoff press release!

Seasonal construction list!

Or, download a Work Zone Safety Fact Sheet!

Are you a reporter and want to visit a work zone, learn about highway construction in Kentucky, or have other questions? Please email District 9's Information Officer: Allen.Blair@ky.gov

View and download photos, including photos from work zones and the March 23 Work Zone Safety press conference, from District 9's Flickr page:

​Click to email a photo that stands out!           
 

 GET INVOLVED: Stand Out for Work Zone Safety!

 

​Work zones are about more than just the crews and contractors who work there ... What happens in them impacts the lives of families, and entire communities.

You can "stand out" for our dads and moms, coaches, pastors, community leaders, and others who are in our work zones! Dress in fluourescent yellow or other bright colors, and submit a photo of support to KYTC.District9Info@Ky.Gov or post to our Facebook Page, or LEARN MORE!

All photos will be posted to our public Flickr Group -- To show the world that we should keep workers - and ourselves - safe by slowing down and reducing distractions in all work zones!

 

 Stand Out for Work Zone Safety Slideshow!

 
 
 

 Current Work Zones

 
  
Description
Boyd
A 5-mile highway safety improvement project on KY 3294 (Cannonsburg Road) includes not only removal of trees near the state highway, but also guardrail work, shoulder repairs, replacement of more than two dozen drainage pipes and culverts, and blacktop patching along KY 3294 from Adams Drive at Cannonsburg past the KY 538 intersection to Johnda Drive on the Catlettsburg side.

The public should expect delays with lane closures controlled by flaggers for ditching and pipe replacements. Contractors will replace pipes half at a time to avoid complete closures. However, some full road closures will be required and will be announced. Motorists should watch message boards and signs for traffic announcements.
Boyd
One lane traffic on US 60 west of Ashland and temporary traffic closures at the KY 716 intersection for $3.4 million US 60 upgrade, including removal of median, new blacktop and new turn lanes ...

All traffic on US 60 is shifted into one lane - merge right as you come inbound toward Ashland, merge left if outbound - as contractors work along the entire two-mile work zone in each direction from Summit to Rose Hill.

The following traffic restrictions at the KY 716 intersection will be in effect for the next several weeks:

-- The right lane is closed, and all through and turning traffic eastbound is in the left laneon new concrete. Follow signs and barrels passing through the intersection. Driving lane shifts from left to right through the area.
Carter
Westbound I-64 in Carter County is one lane around mile marker 150 just before the Rowan County line due to a break in pavement. The right lane has been closed. Repairs are pending and, until complete, westbound I-64 traffic will remain one lane in the damaged area. Motorists should travel with caution and heed merge signs.
Elliott
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 and other impacts, and should be mindful of trucks or other heavy equipment entering and leaving the highway.

Motorists should expect rough pavement on existing KY 7 in some areas, especially near Hilltop.
Greenup
Motorists should watch for weekday lane closures along the AA Highway (KY 9 and KY 10) in northeast Kentucky this spring as contractors replace guardrail from Maysville to Greenup.

Currently, contractors are working sections of the AA in Lewis and Greenup counties between Vanceburg and the Grayson spur as well as US 23 and Quincy. Due to equipment in the roadway, one lane of the highway will be closed where contractors are working. Traffic is being controlled by flaggers. Expect delays.
Greenup
During the painting and closure of the Carl Perkins Bridge in Greenup County - until Nov. 15 - all traffic between Kentucky and Ohio will be detoured across the US 23-U.S. Grant Bridge (the nearby cable-stayed bridge to downtown Portsmouth) along these routes:

Traffic Changes - In Kentucky

-- Traffic on KY 8 East or US 23 North: Cars and commercial trucks should follow US 23 North across the Grant bridge, then either turn left on Second Street to access Ohio 73 to West Portsmouth-Hillsboro and US 52 West toward Cincinnati or veer right to stay on US 23 North (Gay Street) toward Columbus or to access US 52 East toward Ironton.

Traffic Changes - In Ohio

-- Traffic on US 23 South or US 52 West coming from Columbus or Ironton: Cars should follow existing signs for US 23 South (Washington Street) to the Grant bridge; commercial trucks should use the existing US 23 Truck Route, follow existing “Kentucky” signs, then detour via Ohio 73 East to Second Street to the Grant bridge.

-- Traffic on US 52 East, Ohio 73 or Ohio 104 coming from Cincinnati, Hillsboro or West Portsmouth: Follow existing “Kentucky” signs or US 23 Truck Route signs to detour via Ohio 73 East to Second Street to the Grant bridge.

Detour routes are subject to change if floodwater affects Ohio 73 off ramps. All thru traffic and commercial vehicles should avoid Chillicothe Street (Business US 23) in Portsmouth due to brick pavement and narrow lanes.
Greenup
The KY 1 bridge over Oldtown Creek and the KY 2 bridge over Three Prong Creek is one lane for bridge deck repairs. Traffic is being controlled by temporary signals. Expect delays.
Mason
All traffic on US 62 – formerly known as US 68 hill – is being reconstructed, and all traffic is one lane each direction with a center turn lane between the AA Highway and Moody Drive. Entrance traffic may be restricted at times, with travel on rough surfaces.

Nighttime paving work is also under way in excavated areas, and at signalized intersections. Entrances and intersections may be closed while pavers pass, requiring overnight detours.

All US 62 traffic is expected to shift onto new pavement, and work will shift to the opposite side of the highway, the week after Memorial Day - approximately May 27 or May 28. Watch for changing traffic conditions and heed all warning signs.

Work will continue through August. For full details, see http://bit.ly/US62Rebuild online. Follow http://twitter.com/US62Maysville or search @US62Maysville on Twitter for traffic updates.
Mason
Beginning Tuesday, May 26, Kentucky Department of Highways District 9 crews will build a retaining wall adjacent to a highway slip on Sardis Road (US 62), which is around mile marker 6 between the KY 596 and Murphysville Ro​ad intersections. The road will be closed at that location from 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day for the work.

All through traffic should detour using KY 324 and US 68 until mid-June.

The road will reopen after 3 p.m. each day and will remain open overnight and on weekends. However, during non-working hours, the road will be reduced to one lane with temporary signals placed at each end of the work area to guide traffic. Message boards will be used to inform drivers.
Mason
Work to resurface KY 2513 (East Second Street) in Maysville will start after Memorial Day, with full paving operations expected the first week of June.
 
Beginning as early as Tuesday or Wednesday, May 26 or 27, contractors plan to mill away old asphalt and level some areas along East Second Street from the KY 8-Bridge Street intersection near Rotary Park to the KY 10 (Forest Avenue) intersection east of downtown. Once that preparation work is complete, paving operations will start.
 
Motorists should watch for one-lane, flagged traffic throughout the project. In addition, on-street parking areas will be coned off prior to paving. Residents and motorists should not remove cones or park in those areas until paving is finished.
Rowan
Contractors are working along KY 32 north of Morehead between Park Hills and the Fleming County line. Watch for flaggers and intermittent stopped traffic each weekday during roadside and culvert construction, which will take place the next four to five weeks. Once full pavement replacement begins in late April or early May, traffic will be one lane in the area with delays likely during workdays.
Rowan
Motorists should expect flagged traffic at various locations along several state highways in northeast Kentucky for installation of horizontal alignment signs as part of a safety improvement project.

Contractors are finishing work along KY 799 (Big Perry Road) in Rowan County, and will advance soon to KY 377 (Cranston Road) in both Rowan and Lewis counties. Other highways where new signage will be installed include US 60 in Rowan County, KY 7 in Carter County, KY 5 in Greenup County, and KY 3, KY 5, KY 1937 in Boyd County.
Rowan
On Tuesday, May 26, contractors expect to start reconstruction of KY 1722 at the 9 mile marker where a slip has undermined surface pavement. Repairs will include full excavation of the roadway, stabilization of the embankment, installation of new drainage measures and other work – all of which will require temporary closure of the highway.
 
The road will be closed at the work site from May 26 until late August. A detour will be posted, which includes using KY 111 through Hillsboro in Fleming County:
 
-        Motorists on the Fleming County side of the work site needing access to KY 1722 in Rowan County or KY 801 should take KY 111 at Grange City to KY 158 east to KY 801 south.
 
-        Motorists on the Rowan County side of the work site needing access to KY 1722 in Fleming County should take KY 801 north to KY 158 to Hillsboro, then use KY 111 to return to KY 1722 at Grange City.
 

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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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Media Contact: Allen Blair
(606) 748-3716
allen.blair@ky.gov
 

 Recent News Releases

 
  
​​Slip repair requires daytime closure of Sardis Road (US 62) in Mason County
Paving work planned for KY 2513 (East Second Street) in Maysville
Embankment fix requires three-month closure of KY 1722 at Fleming-Rowan line
Microsurfacing work continues along KY 801 in Rowan, KY 11 in Bath, Fleming counties
US 62 paving, intersection work Moody to AA starts; work continues from Fourth to Forest, detour remains
Traffic Advisory: Paving KY 801, KY 2522 in Rowan, microsurfacing of KY 11 in Bath, Fleming counties
Bridge surface repairs start on KY 1, KY 2 in Greenup County; coming soon to Mason, Lewis, Nicholas
This Week @KYTCDistrict9: Work on US 62, US 60, KY 32, KY 11, bridges in Greenup, more
Traffic Advisory: Microsurfacing of KY 11 in Bath, Fleming counties; KY 801 in Rowan County
Transportation Cabinet honors fallen employees from northeast Kentucky, and across the state
Traffic Advisory: Watch for new KY 32-Christy Creek traffic patterns, turn lanes near Rodburn Elementary
Next Week @KYTCDistrict9: Work on US 62, US 60, KY 32, Flemingsburg Bypass, more
US 62 work from Fourth to Forest at Masyville next week; requires 3-week detour
Next Week @KYTCDistrict9: New traffic patterns thru US 60, Flemingsburg Bypass, other work zones
This week @US62Maysville: Concrete removal finishing up eastbound; all traffic one lane each direction
State sets $7 million painting, preservation of Carl Perkins Bridge; seven-month closure April 15-Nov. 15
Second public meeting for KY 7 improvements in Elliott and Morgan Counties set for April 16
Improvements to Flemingsburg Bypass (KY 11) start next week; watch for flagged traffic
Work on US 62 (old US 68 hill) begins Monday at Maysville: One-lane traffic AA to Moody Drive