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
Carter
Motorists should watch for intermittent shoulder or outside lane closures on I-64 between the Rowan-Carter county line and Boyd County this winter for roadside tree trimming and other work.

In addition, eastbound I-64 in Carter County is currently one lane at the KY 207 overpass east of Grayson. Traffic will be restricted to one lane between the 177 and 178 mile markers.

The work is part of two projects totaling about $19 million that provides pavement, drainage, guardrail and roadside upgrades to 16 miles of I-64 in Carter and Rowan counties.
Carter
Contractors with Frederick and May Construction are replacing the US 60 bridge over Reeves Branch in western Carter County about 3.7 miles east of the Rowan County line.

All traffic is using an adjacent on-site detour, which will continue through the winter months. Motorists should watch for that traffic change, and take it slow around the diversionary route’s curves and through the construction zone. Work is being done under a $1 million Transportation Cabinet contract.
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, rough pavement and other impacts daily, and should be mindful of trucks or other heavy equipment entering and leaving the highway.

Contractors have 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.
Elliott
Motorists who use Horton Flats Road (KY 3353) in northeast Elliott County should watch for road repairs this month. Contractors will be replacing drainage pipes and correcting roadway damage along the highway. Lengthy closures are not expected. However, intermittent lane restrictions or temporary traffic stoppages are possible during daytime work hours.
Rowan
Contractors are rebuilding KY 1722 at the 9 mile marker where a slip has undermined surface pavement. Repairs include full excavation of the roadway, stabilization of the embankment, installation of new drainage measures, new pavement and other work – all of which will require temporary closure of the highway.
 
The road is closed at the work site. A detour has been 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.
 

 Remember ...

 





 
 
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
 

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