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
Boyd
A 5-mile highway safety improvement project on KY 3294 (Cannonsburg Road) includes not only removal of trees near the state highway, but also guardrail work, shoulder repairs, replacement of more than two dozen drainage pipes and culverts, and blacktop patching along KY 3294 from Adams Drive at Cannonsburg past the KY 538 intersection to Johnda Drive on the Catlettsburg side.

The public should expect delays with lane closures controlled by flaggers for ditching and pipe replacements. Contractors will replace pipes half at a time to avoid complete closures. However, some full road closures will be required and will be announced. Motorists should watch message boards and signs for traffic announcements.
Boyd
One lane traffic on US 60 west of Ashland and temporary closure of the KY 716 intersection at Summit for $3.4 million US 60 upgrade, including removal of median, new blacktop and new turn lanes ...

All traffic on US 60 is shifted into one lane - merge right as you come inbound toward Ashland, merge left if outbound - as contractors work along the entire two-mile work zone in each direction from Summit to Rose Hill.

The following traffic restrictions at the KY 716 intersection will be in effect for the next several weeks:

-- Traffic will not be able to access US 60 from KY 716, or access KY 716 from US 60 during construction.

-- Motorists needing access to KY 716 in the Armco Park area or to the federal prison may detour using KY 3292 (Roberts Drive) and KY 766 (Bob McCullough Drive). Detour will be marked. The Summit Road intersection west of the work area near Boyd County Middle School will not be affected.
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. 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
The Kentucky Department of Highways has temporarily closed part of KY 486 in southern Carter County because of worsening conditions at the site of a slide repair just west of Willard at the Carter-Elliott county line near Dobbins.
 
Highway crews and contractors have been installing T-rail and back-filling an excavated area of embankment while keeping the roadway passable to traffic outside of construction hours. Because of recent wet weather and its affect on embankment conditions, the roadway will remain closed for safety reasons. The road will reopen when repairs are complete, which is expected around the middle of next week.

Motorists should heed warning signs and barricades, and watch message boards for updates. Traffic may detour using KY 1, KY 1496 and KY 1122, or local routes.
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
Crews are repairing expansion joints on KY 10 where it crosses the Greenup Locks and Dam to Ohio. Motorists should expect rough travel over steel plates, and are advised to reduce their speed. Message boards are in place.
Greenup
The area of the KY 207 turn at its KY 693 intersection in Flatwoods has been restricted to one lane for drainage repairs, with all traffic controlled by temporary traffic signals. The temporary signal will control traffic from all three directions.
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.
Mason
US 62 at Maysville – formerly known as US 68 hill – is being reconstructed, and all traffic is one lane each direction between the AA Highway and Moody Drive.
 
Currently, all traffic is restricted, with no left turns across the median to make room for contractors to excavate and rebuild the four-lane highway’s middle turn-lane section. All US 62 traffic is in the following pattern:
 
-- Inbound (east) US 62 traffic heading downtown: Left lane closed near the AA Highway intersection, with traffic shifted right into one lane past Moody Drive.
 
-- Outbound (west) US 62 traffic heading away from downtown: Left lane closed prior to Moody Drive, with traffic shifted right into one lane past the AA Highway intersection.
 
-- No left turns across the middle-lane work area allowed. Left turns will be at designated traffic lights, with U-turns allowed only at Moody Drive, Country Club Heights and Bluegrass Shopping Center, and the AA Highway. Motorists needing access to destinations on the opposite side of US 62 from the one they’re traveling should proceed to the next U-turn intersection and turn around when traffic is clear. Signs will be posted. Please use caution.
 
Because as many as 17,000 vehicles travel US 62 at Maysville each day and left turns will be restricted, slow traffic and delays are likely during this phase of the project. Motorists should plan travel accordingly.

Work will continue through August. For full details, see http://bit.ly/US62Rebuild online. Follow http://twitter.com/US62Maysville or search @US62Maysville on Twitter for traffic updates.
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
On Tuesday, May 26, contractors expect to start reconstruction of KY 1722 at the 9 mile marker where a slip has undermined surface pavement. Repairs will include full excavation of the roadway, stabilization of the embankment, installation of new drainage measures and other work – all of which will require temporary closure of the highway.
 
The road will be closed at the work site from May 26 until late August. A detour will be 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.
 

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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

 
  
Construction Update: US 62 at Maysville, KY 32 in Nicholas and US 60 at Ashland
Emergency road aid funds awarded to Fleming County
Road work starting for KY 32 improvements at Ewing, Ward elementary schools in Fleming County
Resurfacing of Industrial Parkway (KY 67) starting in Boyd, Carter, Greenup counties
Traffic restrictions begin for $11 million I-64 improvement in Carter, Rowan counties
This Week @US62Maysville: Traffic switch, middle-lane reconstruction starts this week
Next Week @KYTCDistrict9: Traffic impacts on US 60 at Ashland, US 62, Germantown Road, I-64, more
Transportation Cabinet study eyes improved travel between Vanceburg and Morehead on KY 59, KY 344, KY 377
This Week @KYTCDistrict9: Traffic impacts on US 60 at Ashland, KY 11, US 62, AA, more
Work progressing on Flemingsburg Bypass rebuild; watch for new traffic patterns
This Week @US62Maysville: Night paving, intersection work starts
Governor Beshear announces funding for restoration of lighting on Maysville landmark – the Simon Kenton Bridge
This Week @KYTCDistrict9: US 60 and KY 716 closure at Ashland, traffic switch on US 62 at Maysville, KY 7, more
US 60 at Ashland: KY 716 intersection closure starts June 1
This Week @US62Maysville: Traffic lane switch on US 62 from AA Highway to Moody Drive
Slip closes Sardis Road (US 62) at mile marker 6.5 in Mason County
Paving work planned for KY 2513 (East Second Street) in Maysville
Embankment fix requires three-month closure of KY 1722 at Fleming-Rowan line
Microsurfacing work continues along KY 801 in Rowan, KY 11 in Bath, Fleming counties