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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Carter
On I-64 in Carter County, traffic is using a “crossover” lane around the 150 mile marker, with westbound traffic and eastbound traffic are sharing a two-way lane  configuration on the eastern side of the interstate.

Traffic will remain one lane between mile markers 148 and 151 for the next few months as slide repairs take place on the westbound lanes.

In addition, I-64 westbound is one lane between the 150 and and 154 mile markers for other repairs. Speed limit is 55 mph. Expect delays. Work is part of an $11 million repair and pavement rehab project that will continue into next year.
Carter
Paving operations will require a temporary closure of the eastbound I-64 off ramp leading to the Industrial Parkway (KY 67) at Exit 179 in Carter County this Friday, Aug. 28, from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m.  Motorists will not be able to pass paving equipment on the single-lane ramp during this time, and must detour:

-- Eastbound vehicles may continue east on I-64 to the nearby Exit 181 at Coalton in Boyd County, take the exit, turn left on US 60, then take I-64 westbound back to the Industrial Parkway's Exit 179. The westbound I-64 off ramp, as well as the on ramps leading to I-64 from the Industrial Parkway, will remain unaffected.

The traffic changes and paving operations are part of a $10 million highway improvement project that will mean 13 miles of new blacktop for the entire Industrial Parkway in Boyd, Carter and Greenup counties, which is being under a Kentucky Transportation Cabinet contract by Mountain Enterprises Inc. The contractor has until Nov. 1 to complete the project.
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.
Greenup
During the painting and closure of the Carl Perkins Bridge in Greenup County - until Nov. 15 - all standard 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.

-- Oversize vehicles/loads are being rerouted along US 23 to I-64 and then through West Huntington, W.Va., to cross into Ohio on US 52.

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.
Greenup
Work is under way on a $10 million highway improvement project that will mean 13 miles of new blacktop for the entire Industrial Parkway (KY 67) in Boyd, Carter and Greenup counties.

Crews are beginning at the I-64 end and working north toward the US 23 intersection – resurfacing all lanes of the Industrial Parkway. Paving work will take place 5 a.m. to midnight daily and will require one-lane traffic where crews are working. Motorists should heed flaggers, obey signs and follow pilot vehicles where appropriate. Expect delays.
Lewis
Delivery of large concrete beams for a bridge replacement project on Browns Run Road in Lewis County will impact traffic on state and county roads in northern Mason and Lewis counties.

This week, contractors are moving cranes and other equipment to the bridge constructon site in Cottageville at the intersection of Brown's Run Road and Cabin Creek Road. On Thursday, Aug. 27, crews will deliver 120-foot long concrete beams to the site.

Motorists should watch for temporary lane closures and delays Thursday along the beams' travel route: AA Highway, KY 3161, KY 10, Springdale Road and Cabin Creek Road. Equipment could block through traffic on Cabin Creek Road temporarily, requiring motorists to reroute through Plumville or Tollesboro.
Mason
Motorists should watch for intermittent lane closures and possible rough pavement on US 68 in Mason County between Washington and May's Lick as part of a resurfacing project.

Motorists should slow down, heed flaggers and warning signs and expect delays.
Nicholas
Contractors have been setting concrete beams in place for a $3 million project to build a new KY 32 bridge near Myers. Watch for traffic shifts on either side of the project area, as well as intermittent flagged traffic.

The new bridge is being built adjacent to the old steel truss crossing Scrubgrass Creek and TTI Railroad about five miles east of Carlisle, and includes straightening a section of adjoining highway. Once the new structure is complete, which is expected by November, the old bridge will be demolished.
Rowan
Motorists should expect lane closures and delays along 2.3 miles of KY 32 north of Morehead between the Fleming County line and the Park Hills Drive as contractors have begun major widening and paving of the highway in that area.

Since the highway serves approximately 4,000 to 9,000 vehicles per day in the area, traffic backups and delays are expected. Motorists should allow extra time and plan travel accordingly. In addition, due to the depth of paving, some entrances and side streets may be blocked for a period of time. Motorists should heed flagger instructions.
Rowan
Motorists should use caution on KY 1167 in Rowan County the next several weeks as Kentucky Department of Highways crews and conractors make embankment repairs, including installation of concrete retaining braces, at six locations from the KY 519 intersection to Dry Creek.

Cones and barrels are marking work areas where dropoffs are possible. During construction, expect one-lane, flagged traffic where work is taking place. Motorists should use caution and take it slow.
 

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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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