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

 
  
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Boyd
Motorists should watch for lane closures as work starts this month on a $3 million Interstate 64 cable median barrier project in Carter and Boyd counties - from mile marker 161 at the Tygarts Creek bridge in Olive Hill to mile marker 181 at the US 60 overpass at the Boyd County line.

Contractors expect to start construction Monday, Aug. 15, in Carter County and progress eastward to Boyd County, working in approximately two-mile sections of highway at a time.

During construction, one-lane traffic is possible with intermittent shoulder and fast lane closures inside those two-mile work zones. Motorists should watch message boards for instructions and heed warning signs. Speed limits may be reduced in work zones.
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 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.
Fleming
Embankment repairs on KY 1013 in Fleming county will require daytime lane closures over the next several weeks.

Work will begin Monday, Sept. 12, as crews install soil nail supports and rock to repair several embankment failures on KY 1013 between mile marker 11.8 one mile north of Goddard Road and mile marker 13.8 one and a half miles south of KY 559.

During daytime work hours, one lane of KY 1013 will remain open with traffic controlled by temporary signals at construction sites. Motorists should expect delays. Work will take three to four weeks to complete.
Greenup
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.
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 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.

KY 435 south of the AA Highway intersection has reopened and KY 435 is now closed at the AA on the north side/intersection. Motorists needing to use KY 435 to reach Minerva must detour. Likewise, southbound KY 435 motorists coming from Minerva must detour to reach the AA Highway. The suggested state highway detour route is: KY 8 through Dover using KY 1235 to connect to and from KY 435, and using KY 576 and KY 3056 to connect to and from the AA Highway, especially motorists heading east (toward Maysville) on the AA. Detour signs will be posted along this KY 435-KY 8-KY 576-KY 3056 route. Minerva area residents needing access to the AA west toward Cincinnati may also use KY 435 to reach connecting routes at Augusta.
Mason
Contractors are working to widen and reconstruction Maple Lead Road (KY 1448) between US 62 and the AA Highway in Maysville.

Construction of the new roadway is now taking place alongside the existing highway throughout the project area. That work will continue through the fall and winter, advancing toward full paving operations. Maple Leaf Road motorists should expect daily traffic impacts with flaggers stopping traffic to allow equipment to cross the existing highway or to allow for culvert and pavement work. Other traffic changes to accommodate construction, such as shifting lanes onto new pavement, will be announced.

While there will be traffic impacts near the schools each week, contractors will work to eliminate or minimize traffic stoppages during morning arrival and afternoon dismissal times. Parents and other motorists are reminded to take it slow, watch for rough pavement and be ready for changing traffic conditions until construction is complete.
Mason
Embankment slip repairs on KY 576 (Tuckahoe Road) in Mason County will require the temporary daytime closure of that state highway this month.

The Kentucky Department of Highways will begin installing T-rail on Monday, Sept. 12, on KY 576 between the KY 3056 and South Ripley Road. That section of KY 576 will be closed to all thru traffic each weekday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., for about four weeks.

Local traffic may use the road up to the work site. Other traffic may use KY 8, KY 3056 and KY 1597 or US 68 to detour around the project. School bus traffic will not be impacted.
Mason
Contractors widening the AA Highway north of Maysville have reopened access to Germantown Road (KY 3056), which had been closed to build a new AA intersection. Access to Slack Pike and Moyer Road from the north (river) side of the AA Highway is now closed to rebuild those intersections.

Motorists on Slack Pike and Moyer Road will be detoured using KY 3056. Signs will be posted. Southbound access to Slack Pike or Moyer Road from the AA will be unaffected.

The work is part of the Transportation Cabinet’s $18 million AA Highway widening project between US 68 (Clyde Barbour Parkway) and the Fernleaf area.
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 requires 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.
Rowan
Contractors are working 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. Blasting is expected to start by mid- to late-September and continue into the fall.
 
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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Media Contact: Allen Blair
(606) 748-3716
allen.blair@ky.gov
 

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