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
Work to replace more than 50 drainage pipes under KY 36 between the 1 and 8 mile markers, from Main Street at Sharpsburg to a half mile east of Powers Branch Road, is continuing.

During construction, the roadway will be one-lane and/or closed except for local traffic each day where crews are working, and will be restricted to a 9-foot width limit. Work will take place now through summer, with a final completion date of Oct. 15. Some pipe replacements will require full closures and detours.

Motorists should watch message boards for details. Trucks larger than 9 feet wide should reroute using US 60 or KY 11 and other connecting state routes. A detour will not be posted.
Boyd
The Catlettsburg-Kenova bridge (US 60) in downtown Catlettsburg, Boyd County, has been restricted to one-lane traffic for renovations. Temporary traffic signals in both Catlettsburg and Kenova now control all traffic flow across the bridge, day and night.

Motorists should stay in the marked lane and must not bypass signals as the lane under construction will be impassable. Lengthy delays at signals are likely. Motorists should plan travel accordingly, including seeking alternate routes – such as using Interstate 64 and US 23 to reroute between Catlettsburg (I-64 Exit 191) and Kenova (I-64 Exit 1).

Pedestrians using the bridge should also use caution, heed warning signs and note that access could be restricted at times.
Boyd
A $108,000 Kentucky Transportation Cabinet improvement project to update traffic signals and install new mast-arm poles at the Blackburn Avenue (KY 168) and 29th Street intersection is under way.

Work will require temporary lane closures and possible flagged traffic at the intersection during weekdays through June. Motorists should expect delays and plan travel accordingly, or reroute to avoid traffic impacts.
Carter
US 60 at Stinson Creek: Bridge replacement work is wrapping up in this area. Watch for traffic changes and possible flagged traffic from time to time.
Carter
Bridges are being painted on KY 7 near Grayson Lake in Carter County, with temporary signals controlling one-lane traffic in both directions. Motorists should expect delays. Message boards will be used to warn travelers.

The work is part of a $1.2 million project that includes painting a KY 1274 bridge, and of the steel substructure of two Carter County bridges: the KY 7 bridge over the Grayson Lake dam spillway (milepoint 3.9) and the KY 7 bridge over Clifty Creek (milepoint 1.7).
Carter
Contractors have shifted traffic onto an adjacent diversionary route to bypass the KY 474 bridge that is being replaced near Carter City in northwest Carter County. Slow down, watch for traffic changes and heed all warning signs. In addition, Nunn Road will be closed during bridge construction.
Elliott
Bridge repairs are continuing on KY 755 (South Ruin Road) north of Sandy Hook in Elliott County. The South Ruin Creek bridge on KY 755 between the A. Winkleman Road and Paradise Road intersections (near milepoint 5.2) is closed to traffic weekdays, 8:30 a.m. until 2  p.m. Motorists may detour using KY 7 and KY 650 or local routes. Message boards will be used to communicate closure times and schedule changes.
Greenup
The Greenup County crews are replacing drainage pipes, cleaning ditches and performing other maintenance along eight miles of KY 1 north of the Carter line ... Part of prep work for paving this summer. Watch for one-lane work zones, 7-5 daily, through early June. Temporary signals will be in use. Take it slow, and protect our workers!
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.
Lewis
Paving work on KY 377 in Lewis County north of the Rowan line is continuing. Watch for daily one-lane, flagged traffic when weather permits.
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
Contractors are working to widen and rebuild Maple Leaf Road (KY 1448) between US 62 and the AA Highway in Maysville. New road construction with intermittent flagged traffic and detours daily. Watch for shifting travel lanes and expect delays.
Mason
State highway crews will close part of Old Maysville Hill Road (KY 2516-West Fourth Street) in Maysville on Wednesday for tree and brush removal.

Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday, May 31, Old Maysville Hill Road will be closed between Edgemont Road and Lexington Pike to ensure motorists’ safety during tree removal. Local traffic will be directed around the work area by flaggers. The road will reopen by 3 p.m.
Nicholas
Motorists should watch for traffic changes on KY 386, KY 32, KY 57 and KY 1285, for bridge work:

• KY 386 (Carpenter Road) bridge over Big Rush Creek (at milepoint 4.2 about a mile east of US 68)
• KY 32 (Myers Road) bridges over Scrub Grass Creek (at milepoint 15.2 near the KY 57 Cassidy Creek Road intersection) and over Fleming Creek (at milepoint 17.2 at Pleasant Valley). The Fleming Creek bridge is one lane, controlled by temporary signals.
• KY 57 (Gravel Road) bridge over Somerset Creek (at milepoint 4.2 a half mile north of the KY 1285 intersection)
• KY 1285 (East Union Road) bridge over Somerset Creek (at milepoint 0 at the KY 57 intersection)
Nicholas
Contractors are working on Lake Road (KY 1455) between KY 32 and US 68, fixing embankment slips in two areas: At milepoint 1.0, or four-tenths of a mile south of the 4-H camp; and milepoint 0.3, which is three-tenths of a mile north of the KY 32 intersection.

Pipe replacements, culvert repairs, shoulder work and paving will follow through May and June, with daily one-lane flagged traffic possible.

During construction, the speed limit on Lake Road will be reduced to 45 miles per hour to protect motorists and workers. All construction should be finished by July 1.
Nicholas
Kentucky Department of Highways crews and contractors are excavating parts of Sugar Creek Road between the KY 3314-Rose Hill Road intersection (mile marker 14) and Bald Hill Road (mile marker 17). Work will include removing sections of unstable roadbed replacing it with new rock and blacktop, and installing T-rail at slip locations.

Narrow road width and equipment size will require crews to close KY 1244 from 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each week, May 8-18, in the work areas between the 14 and 17 mile markers. Only local residential traffic will be permitted past those points. School bus traffic will not be affected. Message boards will be used to notify traffic of daily work zone or schedule changes.

Until work is finished, and during the weekday work hours, all thru traffic on KY 1244 should reroute using US 68, KY 1244 (Barterville Road) and KY 3314.
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.
 

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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

 
  
District 9 Road Report: Work zones on US 60 at Kenova bridge, KY 519, AA Highway, KY 1, elsewhere in northeast Kentucky
Improvements to Sugar Creek Road (KY 1244) will mean temporary daytime closures in May
Catlettsburg-Kenova Bridge renovation brings improvements, one-lane traffic
Paving, safety improvements set for Lake Road in Nicholas County
Navigational light upgrade to impact traffic on Ashland, South Portsmouth river bridges
Traffic Advisory: One-lane traffic KY 7 at Grayson Lake starts Friday, March 24
Traffic Advisory: Temporary closure March 29 of KY 36 near Reynoldsville
Garrison bridge closes March 15 for $4.4 million replacement project
Traffic Advisory: Daily closures begin March 6 on KY 36 for safety project
Traffic Advisory: Bridge upgrades mean one-lane traffic on KY 386, KY 32, KY 57, KY 1285
Bridge repair, painting starts Monday on KY 1274 bridge at Rowan-Menifee line; part of three-bridge project that includes KY 7
Replacement work starts on KY 8 bridge at Garrison
Safety improvements begin on KY 36 in Bath County
Replacement of Simon Kenton bridge ‘necklace’ lights nearly complete
Locks and dam work to affect Jesse Stuart Memorial Bridge (KY 10) traffic
Maps of Kentucky’s snow plow priority routes available online
Northeast state highway crews prepared for winter storm
Northeast state highway crews preparing for possible winter weather this weekend
Plow blades down! Kentucky Transportation Cabinet crews ready for snow and ice season
Traffic Advisory: Local traffic only on Maple Leaf Road (KY 1448) in Maysville begins Wednesday