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
Bath
On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 9-10, work will include milling, or removing, the old blacktop along US 60 between North Stepstone Road (about a mile west of the schools at mile marker 5) through downtown Owingsville to the KY 111 intersection (mile marker 8). It was scheduled for a weekend to lessen impacts on school and commuter traffic downtown.

Blacktop paving operations will then start at 8:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 11, and continue Tuesday, and possibly throughout next week depending on weather and other factors.

Motorists should note the following work schedules and traffic restrictions:

- Milling work starts at 7 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9. No parking on US 60 downtown, as work will take place curb to curb. One-lane traffic with flaggers. Crews will work as long as they can, including into evening hours.

- Milling work will continue Sunday, Sept. 10, as needed, but crews aren't planning to work in the area of the churches or will avoid morning hours in those locations.

- Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 11-12, paving crews will start each day at 8:30 a.m., after the school rush hour, to apply new blacktop through town. Again, one-lane traffic with flaggers, and no parking on US 60. Work could continue into evening hours. Contractors will try to keep traffic moving as efficiently as possible. However, motorists should expect delays and should adjust travel times accordingly.

- Lane closures and parking restrictions could continue on US 60 daily through Sept. 15, and into the week of Sept. 18, for paint striping and other planned construction.


Contractors will try to avoid peak school traffic times. However, motorists should expect delays and should adjust travel times accordingly.

Milling and paving of US 60 through downtown will follow, and specific schedules will be announced.
Carter
Crews are replacing blacktop with new concrete pavement on KY 1/7 between the I-64 overpass and C.W. Stevens Boulevard in Grayson, including at the interstate on and off ramps.

Two-way traffic will be maintained during construction. However, traffic will be restricted to one lane each direction at times on KY 1/7 and on C.W. Stevens Boulevard during daytime work hours of 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Lane closures will remain overnight when concrete is curing.

In addition, the continuous right turn lane from southbound KY 1/7 to westbound I-64 will be closed. All traffic to westbound I-64 must use the turn lane at the on- and off-ramp traffic light.

Because of the high volume of traffic at the interstate overpass, lengthy delays are possible during construction. Motorists should adjust travel plans accordingly, or seek alternate routes. Pedestrians must use the side of the highway that’s not under construction.

No work or lane closures will take place Aug. 6-12 to accommodate Carter County Fair and back-to-school traffic. Work will resume Aug. 14. Night work is possible on the project. Motorists should watch message boards for traffic and construction schedule changes.
Lewis
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.
Mason
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.
Mason
Maysville motorists should expect continuing traffic changes on Maple Leaf Road (KY 1448) for blacktopping operations and other work related to the new road project. Also, use caution turning into Maple Leaf Road from the AA Highway and US 62 intersections as traffic configurations could change.

The work is part of an ongoing $6 million Kentucky Transportation Cabinet reconstruction project. About 1.5 miles of Maple Leaf Road is being rebuilt between US 62 and the AA Highway.
Rowan
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.
Rowan
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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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

 
  
Paving work on US 60 at Owingsville to start this weekend, Sept. 9
​Traffic Advisory: KY 784 closed Monday for drain pipe replacement
Traffic Advisory: Paving work on US 68X, US 62 at Maysville
Traffic Advisory: One-lane traffic on US 68 in Nicholas County for bridge project
Highway improvement work begins next week on US 60 at Owingsville
Traffic Advisory: KY 2, KY 989 bridges one-lane for overlay project
Repairs complete, KY 244 Russell viaduct reopens
KY 244 Russell viaduct remains closed for repairs again this weekend, next week
Traffic Advisory: AA Highway lane shifts at Maysville for final paving
Contractors ready to open parts of new KY 519 in Rowan County
Work to begin on Town Branch bridge demolition in Greenup
Drivers be aware – it’s back to school time!
KY 244 Russell viaduct remains closed for repairs this weekend, next week
Traffic Advisory: Crews working to reopen state highways in Mason County
Concrete intersection, signal work planned KY 1/7, I-64 overpass at Grayson
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
Traffic Advisory: Culvert replacements to close KY 3 in Boyd County