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, the right lane, as contractors close the inside left lane 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.
Fleming
Contractors are rebuilding part of the older section of the Flemingsburg Bypass between the Maysville Road-West Water Street intersection north of downtown past the hospital and Elizaville Road area to the KY 11 Business (Mt. Sterling Avenue) intersection south of downtown. Work will include full-depth excavation in some areas, new blacktop, median and drainage improvements, additional turn lanes and other work.

Watch for one lane traffic, controlled by flaggers. The speed limit along that section of bypass has been reduced to 45 MPH for the duration of the construction project, and is being patrolled by law enforcement.

Currently, between the Flemingsburg Hospital and KY 559 near Maysville Road two-way traffic is being maintained, with occasional flagged traffic. And, all traffic has shifted left going toward Maysville Road, with southbound traffic running on the shoulder. Motorists should watch for narrow lanes and rough pavement. Speed limit is 45 mph.
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
Due to an embankment failure adjacent to the roadway, KY 3306 (Tunnel Branch Road) in Greenup County is closed until further notice between KY 1 and Hunnewell. Please use caution and do not drive past barricades or road closed signs.
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.
Mason
During initial construction, all traffic on US 62 – formerly known as US 68 hill – will be switched into one lane each direction with a center turn lane between the AA Highway and Moody Drive.

Motorists should expect the following traffic changes:

-- Inbound (east) US 62 traffic heading down the hill toward downtown will transition into one lane near Kmart just prior to the AA Highway intersection. Once past the intersection, traffic will shift left onto newly-striped pavement, and remain in one lane until past Moody Drive. A center turn lane will be available for left turns, and right-turning traffic will be able to cross the work zone at designated areas when construction is not taking place.

-- Outbound (west) US 62 traffic heading away from downtown will transition into one lane prior to Moody Drive, and remain in that one lane past the AA Highway intersection. A center turn lane will be available for left turns. Right-turning traffic will not be affected.

-- On the AA Highway, left-turning traffic approaching the US 62 intersection will be limited to one left-turn lane only. The right two lanes will be for through traffic and right-turning traffic. Lanes will be marked.

Work will continue through early August. Follow http://twitter.com/US62Maysville or search @US62Maysville on Twitter for traffic updates.
Mason
KY 10 (Germantown Road) paving is expected to start Monday, April 20, with work taking place along nearly four miles of the highway between the Bracken County line and the AA Highway. Expect one-lane traffic controlled by flaggers, and delays.
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
Due to an embankment failure adjacent to the roadway, KY 3138 Clay Lick Road in Rowan County off KY 1274 in the Cave Run Lake area has been reduced to one lane with an 8-foot width restriction as the pavement is undermined.

Please use caution and do not drive past barricades or road closed and heed all warning signs.
Rowan
As weather allows, paving is taking place along KY 32 east of Morehead along Christy Creek - between US 60 at Rodburn to just past Seas Branch near Elliottville.

Work could take place for several weeks, and includes milling away old blacktop and repaving with new asphalt. During daytime work hours of approximately 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., traffic could be one lane at times with flaggers directing traffic. Expect delays.
 

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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

 
  
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
Safety project brings new signs to northeast Kentucky roads
Traffic restrictions begin Friday, March 27, for state’s $3.4 million upgrade of US 60 west of Ashland
KYTC children urge drivers to be ‘work zone alert’ while their parents are at work: Work Zone Safety Week March 23-27
Stand out for work zone safety! Construction coming to northeast Kentucky highways
Work continuing on Cannonsburg Road (KY 3294) safety improvements
Work under way on $3 million upgrade to KY 32 in Park Hills area
KYTC Storm Update 7 AM March 6: Plows now working partly, mostly covered roads; slick conditions still the rule
Storm Update 5 PM Thursday, March 5: Crews continuously plowing, making headway; roads remain snow covered, travel not advised
11 AM Storm Update March 5: Crews focused on plowing, all roads covered, travel not advised
KYTC D9 Update: Crews Will Work Around the Clock on Flooding, Snow Removal; Avoid Travel
State highway crews in northeast Kentucky starting 12-hour snow plow shifts at noon today
Kentucky Transportation Cabinet eyes improving travel between Vanceburg and Morehead